App description: Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series is back! Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games present House of Hell on iOS!!

"Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell has to be the worst mistake of your life! The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside. Who knows how many hapless wanderers like yourself have perished within its gruesome walls? Be warned! Tonight is going to be a night to remember..."

** REVIEWS **

"This is a faithful port to an electronic format, and it is also packed with features. Old fans will love the nostalgia, and those who have never played this sort of thing before are in for a treat." - STARBURST - 9/10

"If you have any appreciation for choose-your-own adventure games, youll love this app. Fans of the original Fighting Fantasy series of books will absolutely love the iOS version." - PADGADGET - 4.5/5

"All the other hallmarks of the Tin Man treatment are also to be found in House of Hell, including an atmospheric soundtrack, good use of multimedia and smooth and easy usability." - GAMEZEBO - 4/5

"The extras, like the achievements, art gallery, background material, and the retro look, are features that the developer didnt have to do, but went that extra mile." - BOARD GAME GEEK - 4/5

"House of Hell is very engaging; it manages to produce a compelling story that transcends the realm of young adult fantasy game books. Its also a trip down memory lane for gamers who grew up reading the Fighting Fantasy paperback series. Heres to Tin Man Games for a job well done." - PIXEL PERFECT GAMING - 5/5

** FEATURES **

House of Hell is a digital Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero! You can only win through by choosing the correct path, finding equipment, avoiding traps and surviving combat.

Exclusive new features in the app:

Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s!
Tim Sells classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of the high-resolution retina displays.
Ian Miller's famous cover animated and brought to life.
Fantastic new cover artwork to unlock!
Achievements to find throughout the gamebook with full Game Center connectivity.

House of Hell has been brought to iOS using Tin Man Games critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

Universal iOS support. Buy the app once and it works on all your devices!
Read the book horizontally or vertically on your iPad.
An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.
Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your iOS device!
Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.

Tin Man Games have signed a licensing deal to release the Fighting Fantasy series on iOS, so expect to see more of your favourite adventure gamebooks appearing on the App Store!

Coming Soon... The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Forest of Doom, Deathtrap Dungeon, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and more!

Echoseven's comments:


01-30-2013, 03:21 AM
#11
Bought, of course! Polished as Hell, as expected, and faithful to the original.

Regarding the price, isn't this price the introductory one? I think the FF titles will always be more expensive than the GA ones, and that their full price is 6.99, no?

All times favorites : CAVE shooters, Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Groove Coaster, Infinity Blade 2, King of Dragon Pass, Ascension, Alien Frontier, Sorcery!, Gamebook Adventure
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01-30-2013, 08:01 AM
#12
Yay Tin Man!! I'm so happy there is a studio it there bringing back these game book memories of my youth.

Tin Man, if you ever decide to take on the Lone Wolf series (with a save feature that let's you carry over from book to book) I will name my first born after you. My face would melt from sheer happiness.

01-30-2013, 08:03 AM
#13
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Originally Posted by venasque View Post
Yay Tin Man!! I'm so happy there is a studio it there bringing back these game book memories of my youth.

Tin Man, if you ever decide to take on the Lone Wolf series (with a save feature that let's you carry over from book to book) I will name my first born after you. My face would melt from sheer happiness.
Well, they've got Fire Wolf and Grailquest in the works, plus a new series by Lone Wolf creator, so hope's there.

All times favorites : CAVE shooters, Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Groove Coaster, Infinity Blade 2, King of Dragon Pass, Ascension, Alien Frontier, Sorcery!, Gamebook Adventure
GameCenter: Corroyeur
01-30-2013, 10:29 AM
#14
[QUOTE=oooooomonkey;2652334]I wish they did an intro sale for these as I've picked up every book that "tin man games" have put out and every one of them has gone on sale. Blood of the zombies wasn't out for very long before it went on sale.[end QUOTE]

I won't question that Blood of the Zombies went on Sale in your local App Store. But here in Canada it never has. It's the only book from these guys that has never dropped in price since its release as far as I know, I've been waiting for it but no luck, so sometimes full price is the only way to go is my point

Last edited by drloony; 01-30-2013 at 10:33 AM.
01-30-2013, 10:31 AM
#15
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Originally Posted by venasque View Post
Tin Man, if you ever decide to take on the Lone Wolf series (with a save feature that let's you carry over from book to book) I will name my first born after you. My face would melt from sheer happiness.
Sorry to say we won't be doing Lone Wolf as I believe it is being handled by a team in Italy. So it will make an iOS appearance at some point, but in what guise I know not. Sorry about that.

The saving grace of course is that your first born doesn't need to named "Tin Man"! Not sure it would go down well at school.

Follow us on the Tin Man Games blog and check out our latest Gamebook Adventures and Fighting Fantasy sites for links to our GA and FF apps!
01-30-2013, 11:17 AM
#16
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Originally Posted by TheTinMan View Post
Sorry to say we won't be doing Lone Wolf as I believe it is being handled by a team in Italy. So it will make an iOS appearance at some point, but in what guise I know not. Sorry about that.

The saving grace of course is that your first born doesn't need to named "Tin Man"! Not sure it would go down well at school.
All this could change in the blink of a license. Never thought you guys would have the FF one, but here we are.

Favourites: KotOR, Gridlee, iDOS, Deus Ex: The Fall, Gamebook Adventures, Baldur's Gate EE, GTA: Vice City
01-30-2013, 11:45 AM
#17
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Originally Posted by TheTinMan View Post
Sorry to say we won't be doing Lone Wolf as I believe it is being handled by a team in Italy. So it will make an iOS appearance at some point, but in what guise I know not. Sorry about that.
Awwwwww sadface.

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Originally Posted by TheTinMan View Post
The saving grace of course is that your first born doesn't need to named "Tin Man"! Not sure it would go down well at school.
He would have done just fine.

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01-31-2013, 05:08 AM
#18
Always glad to see you guys bringing back my childhood memories into 21st century form.

Always happy to support Aussie developers too!
02-19-2013, 11:23 PM
#20
Updated with less image compression, app download size has roughly doubled but original size compared to past relases did indicate that they were probably a little low.

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