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App description: The world famous Fighting Fantasy interactive gamebook series continues! Ian Livingstone and Tin Man Games present Island of the Lizard King!

You can relive the adventures on Fire Island on your phone or tablet, lovingly updated for digital devices. Presented in full colour with realistic physics-based dice rolling for battles, auto-mapping, an auto-updated adventure sheet and stat keeping.

** REVIEWS **

"Telling a gripping yarn with the trademark exceptional adventure gamebook gameplay, Island of the Lizard King is quite the delight." - 148Apps, 4.5/5

"It's fun, it's slick, and it's another worthy addition to the digital Fighting Fantasy canon that Tin Man Games is so ably accumulating." - Pocket Gamer, 8/10 - Silver Award

"Rip-roaring tale of classic adventure and derring-do, pitched at an excellent difficulty level for the digital format." - Gamezebo, 4/5

"It's great to see that Tin Man Games is able to be so prolific within its niche and provide people with a huge range of different books to choose from so that they can pick the experience that best suits their tastes. If you're anything like me, however, one book isn't going to be even close to enough." - Digitally Downloaded, 4.5/5

"...fun for old gamers and a great introduction for gamers-yet-to-be." - Starburst, 8/10

** FEATURES **
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!
Auto-mapping tracks your journey across Fire Island! See locations appear as you discover them!
Iain McCaigs famous cover brought to life. The Lizard King has never been this terrifying!
Alan Langfords classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of high-resolution displays.
Achievements to find throughout the gamebook.

Island of the Lizard King has been created using Tin Man Games critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

Read the book horizontally or vertically on your tablet.
An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.
Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your 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.

Writer, Ian Livingstone, was one of the co-founders of Games Workshop and has continued to have a distinguished career in both tabletop gaming and video games.

Cover artist, Iain McCaig, has an extensive print and film portfolio, and is probably best known for designing Padmé Amidala and Darth Maul for The Phantom Menace!

Coming Soon... The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Deathtrap Dungeon, City of Thieves, Citadel of Chaos, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and more!
12-15-2013, 06:19 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,265
Wth is this I wonder..

12-15-2013, 06:21 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Czech Republic, Ostrava
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Ahh, another quality release from Tin Man Games!
12-15-2013, 06:36 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,164
Can he do anything?
12-15-2013, 06:40 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,904
Wooh, this is coming out of nowhere! Yet another purchase to add to my growing collection of gamebooks!
12-15-2013, 10:59 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
No impression of the Island of the Lizard King. Is this a new Fighting Fantasy book? Installed size?
12-15-2013, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin View Post
Can he do anything?
He's not Jim Morrison, but I'm not surprised you of all people would leap on that reference. ^_-

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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
No impression of the Island of the Lizard King. Is this a new Fighting Fantasy book?
Heathen. This is the seventh book in the original Fighting Fantasy lineup, and one of my favourites.

Can't hug every cat.
12-16-2013, 12:12 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,389
I awaits City of Thieves with bated breath, this is a nice drop too.
12-16-2013, 01:05 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
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Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
He's not Jim Morrison, but I'm not surprised you of all people would leap on that reference. ^_-



Heathen. This is the seventh book in the original Fighting Fantasy lineup, and one of my favourites.
I played mainly the Sci-Fi Fighting Fantasy books...
12-16-2013, 02:23 AM
#10
Typos in the screenshots. Always a good start...