App description: Gamebook Adventures returns for its fifth title! Please note that you do not need to have read any of the previous gamebooks in order to read and play this. The critically acclaimed series of newly imagined interactive fantasy gamebooks puts you, the reader, in control of the story! Along with a realistic dice-based battle system to fight creatures, an epic tale and beautiful artwork, Catacombs of the Undercity will give you many hours of gamebook adventuring!

"Captured by one of Orlandes Citys most infamous brotherhoods, the Red Hand Guild, you are thrown to the mercy of the subterranean world deep beneath the streets of the great capital. Wading through the sewers and other dark menacing places, your goal is to reach Undercity, the City beneath the City! Only there can you find the help you need to escape this underground horror and bring down the dark brotherhood from within."

"My favourite examples so far though are the iPad and iPhone-compatible Gamebook Adventures, a series of lovingly crafted and extremely well-written interactive fantasy novels. It's surprisingly engrossing stuff, the economically written narrative packing in masses of detail, while rattling out a pacey, involving story." - The Guardian

"Catacombs of the Undercity is the best entry into the Orlandes series Ive played yet. Its exciting, atmospheric and even amusing at times, plus there are plenty more beasties to battle too." - iPhoneFreak (4/5)

Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity is the fifth in a series of newly written adventure gamebooks for the iPhone, iPod Touch and now beautifully realised for the iPad! We are completely original and not simply a re-print of old gamebooks.

Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in An Assassin in Orlandes, The Siege of the Necromancer, Slaves of Rema and Revenant Rising.
Read the story and dictate the direction of the story! Options based on who you have met, where you have visited and what you have found.
Written by Andrew Wright, Gamebook Adventures 5 takes you on an swashbuckling quest from the sewers of Orlandes City to the subterranean metropolis of Undercity.
Pirkka Harvala, the popular illustrator from An Assassin in Orlandes, is back! His beautiful illustrations bring to life the denizens of this strange underworld.
Battle an array of creatures from acid ghouls to spirit demons and find ways to get your revenge against the Red Hand Guild.
Hire mercenaries to aid you in your quest!
Unique battle system using realistic 3D dice which can be rolled by shaking your iDevice.
Three difficulty levels: Classic, Bookworm and Novice.
Lots of achievements to collect and artwork to find throughout the book. These are placed on your achievement wall.
Illustrations can be viewed full screen by simply tapping on them in the book and we have higher resolution artwork for iPhone 4 and iPad users.
New widgets at the bottom of each page access direct to your inventory, settings and main menu making easier than ever to find your way around the gamebook.
An update to the constantly changing world map and gazetteer, Orlandes Uncovered. This now includes Rema and Drymar.
Dramatic soundtrack composed by our Freeplay Independent Games Awards Finalist, Adrian Watkins.


If you are familiar with the Choose You Own Adventure, Fighting Fantasy, Sorcery, Lone Wolf or Grail Quest series then Gamebook Adventures will really appeal to you. Our aim is to give those nostalgic readers of old something new and fresh, and bring a new exciting experience to those unfamiliar with gamebooks. If you enjoy fantasy RPGs or adventure games then this is for you!
07-30-2011, 10:09 PM
#51
Just saw the .99 sale and decided to try it out. Wow! I'm really impressed - far more than I thought I would be. I'm huge Fighting Fantasy/Fabled Lands/Middle Earth Quest fan and I must say that Catacombs of Undercity is easily one of the better game books I've ever read. I was very impressed with the length -seems to be about twice the length of a Fighting Fantasy book. I'll definitely be buying some of the others.

Have you ever thought of printing physical copies? Would absolutely buy.

Keep up the great work!
08-19-2011, 05:57 PM
#53
GA5 Difficulty

Relatively new to GA series (played GA4, working on GA5) and I must say they are exceptional! I've played all Lone Wolf books and would like to think I know a bit about the genre.

I have to say, though, I am really having difficulty with GA5.

*****SPOILER ALERT*****

Either I get beaten to death by the knife-wielding guy right after sleeping at the inn

Or Thok (the ogre guy I believe) wastes me and/or my companion

Or the Priest and his -20 Vitality black fireball destroys me!

******END SPOILERS*****

Overall, I always feel like I'm low on health, money, and items to succeed...

Does anyone agree that the difficulty seems high, or maybe I'm missing something?
08-20-2011, 04:37 AM
#54
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Originally Posted by silkentwilight View Post
Relatively new to GA series (played GA4, working on GA5) and I must say they are exceptional! I've played all Lone Wolf books and would like to think I know a bit about the genre.
Thanks for the nice comments! Really pleased you're enjoying the series.

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Originally Posted by silkentwilight View Post
I have to say, though, I am really having difficulty with GA5.
The trick with GA5 is to get to Undercity as powerful and as knowledgeable as possible. There are various things to do en route and people to meet which will make the last part of the book easier.

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01-22-2012, 12:14 PM
#55
Recruiting

Can I also please get a hint on recruiting Delario/Loriente?
01-30-2012, 06:58 AM
#56
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Originally Posted by bloofaerie View Post
Can I also please get a hint on recruiting Delario/Loriente?
Same! How do I do that?? And also, how do I get a silver sword?
04-25-2012, 03:17 PM
#57
Impressions from a novice

So I got this on sale for .99, figured it was worth a shot. I do enjoy it, but it is actually frustrating me quite a bit. The randomness of battle really is starting to fatigue me. I'm not getting very far, because I just keep getting really unlucky rolls, over and over.

One playthrough, the first monster I ran into had 10 HP. He knocked me from 43 down to 5 HP before I was able to kill him. Just because I kept getting lousy rolls over and over.

I'm kind of wishing there was an even easier setting than Novice. Almost think it'd be funner without the battles at all. I mean, there isn't much skill to it. You just press ROLL over and over until one of you dies. maybe you get some items or something that makes combat a little more interesting? I wouldn't know, I always die before I get anything cool.
04-25-2012, 04:54 PM
#58
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
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Solinari6 -

Judging by your reaction to the game, it may simply not be the right style of play for you. That said, if you are concerned with adding an element of player/twitch skill to the game, here's something that may help: anytime you roll dice (for your character or for opponents), you can shake the device as soon as they land (but before they stop completely) to get a re-roll. The results of the re-roll have to be taken, so you may do more harm than good by re-rolling. It takes timing and good perception to maximize your chances.
04-30-2012, 01:54 AM
#59
Other companions please?

I see that this questions has been asked a few times on this forum and not acknowledged so I will attempt it myself. Other than Krom, who is a complete waste money to recruit, how do we recruit the others listed? Can't be that hard of a question. Really like playing this game and sat on my butt all day trying different routes to see where I ended up but can't do anything because you need the companions to finish. (Or so it seems )
04-30-2012, 03:17 AM
#60
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Originally Posted by CurzonDax View Post
I see that this questions has been asked a few times on this forum and not acknowledged so I will attempt it myself. Other than Krom, who is a complete waste money to recruit, how do we recruit the others listed? Can't be that hard of a question. Really like playing this game and sat on my butt all day trying different routes to see where I ended up but can't do anything because you need the companions to finish. (Or so it seems )
It's been a while since I played this, but I'll chime in since no one else is. The guy that you find up the tower, summoning the demon that's about to kill him? You can gain him as a companion if you help him out, rather than leave him to his much-deserved fate.. I don't quite remember how to do it... something about a ring, maybe?

Oh, and I think the silver sword was VERY close to the end, like a few pages away from the end. I think I found it in the temple, wandering around, before you find the bad guy. Leaning against an altar or something like that. If I remember right, there were like 3 or 4 paths through the temple to the end dude, so you may have to rewind a bit to find it if you don't get it on the path that you took.

Last edited by Fieryseraph; 04-30-2012 at 03:21 AM.

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