App description: Drokk! It's an adventure game. It's an interactive book. It's an RPG. You are Judge Dredd, the toughest judge to patrol Mega-City One, a vast futuristic city, set in the 22nd Century!

** REVIEWS **

With a new Judge Dredd movie coming out, this Gamebook really fired me up and got me in the mood. And, because each time you read the book it has the potential for a different storyline and ending, Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 is a steal - WIRED

With their latest release, Tin Man Games have proven that they can handle existing characters just as well as they do heroes of their own creation. Do yourself a favor quit reading my words and start reading theirs. 4.5 out of 5 stars! GAMEZEBO

Funny, rewarding, and pleasantly violent, Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 replaces the rattle of gunfire with the rattle of dice, and it just works. 8 out of 10! POCKETGAMER SILVER AWARD!

It all makes for a game thats tough to criticize. As an adventure game book, Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 succeeds very well and I suspect Judge Dredd fans will adore it all the more. 4 out of 5 stars! 148 APPS

By Grud, its good. 8 out of 10! STARBURST MAGAZINE

You, the reader, control the direction of the story by making decisions for Dredd on each page, and choosing your path. Using a realistic dice-based battle system, you get to fight your enemies in exciting shootouts and roll your fate, as you use your array of skills against a variety of perps in an epic storyline.

"Sector 106 of Mega-City One is short of senior Street Judges and only the most experienced Judges have been reassigned to fill this shortfallforemost among them yourself, Dredd! What begins as a routine patrol arresting juves and skysurfers, turns into a race against time, as mysterious "Voices of Dredd" find their way into the hands of the local perps. Riding your Lawmaster bike and armed with your trusty Lawgiver, you must pit yourself against Sector 106's brutal criminal underworld. Quick Dredd! The countdown has begun"

Features:

Newly written interactive story by Nick Robinson that takes the reader on an epic ride through Mega-City One.
Custom built e-book interface, which is easy to use. As easy as reading a book!
Universal app! You only need to buy this once to play on all your devices.
Read in portrait or landscape. (iPad only)
Dynamic page links that respond to your situation.
Easy to change fonts and font sizes, to set up the book the way you want it.
New gamebook rules and battle system using the Gamebook Adventures Engine. Judge's Handbook included so that rules can be accessed at any time during the adventure if you need to refresh yourself.
Real-time 3D dice rolling with realistic physics. Shake the device like a dice shaker and watch the 3D dice bounce around the scene and off each other.
Make skill rolls based on the weapons you use, your fitness levels, and your perceived authority.
Accessible inventory sheet at all times during reading, which auto updates when you pick up an item, your stats change, or you gain valuable patrol notes.
Difficulty levels - Hardcore, Medium and Novice. Play the book how it was meant to be played or casually read it in an easier mode.
Use bookmarks to save your progress, helping you get past tricky sections.
Achievements to collect throughout the book for those who wish to thoroughly explore all aspects of the story.
Perp records sheets to collect during the adventure. Once a criminal is arrested or killed, their database updates with background information. Catch them all!
Beautifully illustrated by German Ponce and other popular Dredd artists. Once found, each illustration is mounted on the achievements wall.
High resolution artwork that takes advantage of the new iPad screen resolution and retina displays.
Amazing soundtrack and sound effects accompany the story, which can be turned on and off if required.

Echoseven's comments:


08-01-2012, 06:11 PM
#11
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Well I don't know where to start, I've got all the gamebook series so you could say I'm a fan of the genre.
And while I love especially books 1-7 (wasn't to big a fan of the sci-fi book 8 if I'm being honest)
This new judge dredd book is brilliant, its got the usual high quality feel that all of tin man games gamebooks have with great art, music and dice battles etc.
But there's something about this that I'm really enjoying, even though I know it's the same dice roll, choose your own adventure style book it really feels like a whole new type of game with the capturing/killing perps and attending crimes.

As always I'm playing on hardcore setting as I like to replay the gamebook over and over rather than walk through and see everything in one go. In fact it's the not seeing the end that keeps me trying again and again.

So overall my opinion is if your a fan of the gamebook series or judge dredd then this is a no brainer, just get it and see, it's great.
And if you've never read a gamebook before..... What have you been doing? Catch up and read some. There brilliant.
08-01-2012, 06:54 PM
#12
What's the uncompressed size?

Now we are cosmic friends forever, ok?

08-01-2012, 07:01 PM
#13
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by nfong View Post
What's the uncompressed size?
115meg
08-01-2012, 08:43 PM
#14
I'd like to buy this. Never played a digital play book on iOS. I can see it's a universal app, but does anybody know if game saves transfer to other devices through iCloud? I'm guessing no since it's not in app description
08-01-2012, 09:09 PM
#15
Hey DrLoony,

At the moment we don't have iCloud support. It is one of those things that is at the top of my list but with only two guys in the company, sometimes these things take wayy longer than I want them to :-)

We have two more books coming out this month with a few more following on in the next month, so it is going to be very busy but I hope I can get some iCloudyness in there soon!

Cheers!
-Ben

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08-01-2012, 10:01 PM
#16
That's eneough to push me over the fence. I can't even get iCloud working on my Mac so I can understand. I'm looking forward to playing this and hope the game books you guys make in the future will also be as cool as Judge Dread looks.
08-01-2012, 11:10 PM
#17
Well I haven't missed a book in their releases yet and with the use of the Megacity one/Judge Dredd universe to boot, I am sold. Buying now, impressions later!
08-02-2012, 08:34 AM
#18
Judge Dredd is one of my favourite characters, and I have loved game books since the early days of Lone Wolf (bought and loved around 20 of them).
Therefore this is an instant purchase. If I enjoy this format, consider me a permanent customer. I don't know if you have the rights to Joe Dever's works, but if you do you can have all my money.
Saving between platforms (iPhone and iPad) would be appreciated.
08-02-2012, 05:56 PM
#19
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 48
Real like this adaption. I have not played any previous books by this company but I could not resist the Judge Dredd setting, and have been pleasantly surprised. The art work is great ,adding to the story, but what espically made it for me is the small touchs like Dredds voice when you make a roll successful dice roll. I have previously played all the Fighting Fantasty adaption on the iPad which are really "clunky" in comparison to this (although I still enjoyed them, even it was for more nostalgic reasons). Everything runs smooth, and looks thoroughly professional.

Story wise ,the brutal fascist nature of the world is portrayed well. I cant comment on the lenght of the book so far as i am still playing through my first time.All in all I think any "Dredd fan" will througly enjoy this, and even those not familer with the background should find plenty to satisfy them.

If I would make a suggestion, it would be to add a few more (optional) incidental sound effects , ( e.g. background chatter in crowded areas etc) but I only thought of this because of the use of voice already in the game, it would not of occurred to me otherwise.

Great work dev team,I look forward to further books in the series.
08-02-2012, 06:22 PM
#20
Not even sure what Judge Dredd is, but I will buy this. Looks fantastic.

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