Factsheet

Developer:
Tin Man Games
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
Late February 2017

Platforms:
iPhone / iPad

Description

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a digital re-imagining of the classic adventure gamebook written by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Tin Man Games is bringing it closer towards its tabletop role-playing game roots, complete with a rich interactive 3D map, collectable digital miniatures, an updated combat system and the ability to explore Firetop Mountain with multiple characters.

History

In 1982, Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, co-founders of Games Workshop and the first distributors for Dungeons and Dragons in Europe, wrote the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. In a time when videogaming and the RPG industry were in their infancy, the adventure gamebook allowed wannabe adventurers to journey to other worlds, engage with evil forces and decide the fate of themselves and the quest they were set upon. With the success of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain came a whole series of Fighting Fantasy adventures, over 50 of them with supporting novels and tabletop role-playing systems. Tin Man Games has already developed and released 8 of the original books as digital gamebook apps.

Features

  • A tabletop adventure come to life with figurines and an environment that assembles itself
  • Fully interactive story, with 1000s of choices, which change for each of the four heroes
  • Story and choices adapt to adventuring style with unique hero quests to complete
  • Over 100 beautifully crafted character and monster figurines to find and interact with
  • Simultaneous turn-based combat system using hero weapon skills and clashing dice
  • Outwit your opponents by learning their fighting styles and predicting their moves
  • More heroes, fighting styles and quests available to download
  • Simultaneous turn-based combat system using hero weapon skills and clashing dice

Videos

Teaser Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "The look of the game goes for a style reminiscent of miniatures on a game board, a great match for Warlock's theme and setting."
    - Shaun Musgrave, Touch Arcade
  • "What Tin Man is doing with Warlock isn’t just updating the combat but something entirely new, something we haven’t seen before, and it looks downright incredible."
    - Dave Neumann, Pocket Tactics
  • "If you’ve ever played a tabletop RPG and been lucky enough to have your dungeon master build out a miniature set, that’s what Tin Man’s done here. It’s absolutely delightful..."
    - Hayden Dingman, PCWorld
  • "I can speak on behalf of Fighting Fantasy fans everywhere when I say that this is, to date, the most enjoyable and definitive adaptation of the gamebook"
    - Damien King, Game Cynic


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: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Credits

Ian Livingstone
Author, Fighting Fantasy Co-Creator

Steve Jackson
Fighting Fantasy Co-Creator

Neil Rennison
Creative Director, Tin Man Games

Ben Kosmina
Producer, Tin Man Games

Lexa Francis
Programmer, Tin Man Games

Ed Blanch
Technical Artist, Tin Man Games

Clinton Shepherd
Programmer, Tin Man Games

Russ Nicholson
Illustrator, Freelancer


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