Factsheet

Developer:
Tin Man Games
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
9 April, 2014

Platforms:
Steam PC/Mac/Linux
Humble PC/Mac/Linux
Apple App Store
Google Play
Amazon App Store

Description

Sucked through the appalling nightmare of the Seltsian Void, the starship Traveller emerges at the other side of the black hole into an unknown universe. YOU are the captain of the Traveller, and her fate lies in your hands. Will you be able to discover the way back to Earth from the alien peoples and planets you encounter, or will you and your crew be doomed to roam uncharted space forever?

History

With Fighting Fantasy's popularity on the rise in the 80s, Steve Jackson was inspired by a different setting from the traditional swords and sorcery - instead looking to science fiction. Starship Traveller allows players to control an entire ship and crew, with each member skilled in certain abilities. Tin Man has updated this adventure with all-new full colour art from Simon Lissaman, as well as a more dynamic battle system.

Features

  • Fully customize your entire crew, from their names, their stats – and even rename your starship!
  • Three styles of combat: melee, phaser and even starship battles!
  • Switch around your crew before each battle round for added strategy during combat!
  • Beam down to strange alien planets, selecting your finest crew for the job!
  • Auto-mapping charts your travels through the cosmos! New planets and stars appear as you discover them!

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (27MB)
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download logo files as .zip (4MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "WINNER - Gold Award" Pocket Gamer, 25 April, 2014


Selected Articles

  • "The original gamebook has been beautifully revived, and now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its sci-fi peers across all entertainment media."
    - Spanner Spencer, Pocket Gamer
  • "It’s interesting because in the increasingly large mobile gamebook scene, I find Starship Traveller stands out for exactly the same reasons it did 30 (oh my, is it really 30?) years ago. We’ve got lots of fantasy books, some horror books, a few modern books, but this energetic take on classic sci-fi is a breath of fresh air..."
    - Shaun Musgrave, Touch Arcade
  • "...it’s a no brainer of a purchase – especially for Sci-Fi fans."
    - Jennifer Allen, 148 Apps
  • "Considering its age, Starship Traveller still feels incredibly fresh and newcomers are going to love Jackson and Livingstone’s universe, with its richly-cultured aliens and startling discoveries. Combined with Tin Man’s highly polished re-packaging, this makes for a top-class fantasy adventure you will keep coming back to."
    - JC Richardson, Super Game Droid

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Press Release
Tin Man Games Press Release for Starship Traveller tinmangames.com.au.


About Tin Man Games

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Tin Man Games is a developer specializing in digital gamebooks – interactive fiction/RPG style games where you control the story.

More information
More information on Tin Man Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller Credits

Steve Jackson
Author, Fighting Fantasy Co-Creator

Ian Livingstone
Fighting Fantasy Co-Creator

Neil Rennison
Creative Director, Tin Man Games

Ben Britten
Technical Director, Tin Man Games

Ben Kosmina
Producer, Tin Man Games

Clinton Shepherd
Programmer, Tin Man Games

Kamina Vincent
Community Manager, QA Lead, Tin Man Games

Ryan Grogan
Musician, Freelancer

Simon Lissaman
Artist, Freelancer

Dan Maxwell
Cover Artist, UI Designer, Freelancer


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