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Siege of the Necromancer - Second adventure gamebook coming in March

08-12-2009, 10:06 PM
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Siege of the Necromancer - Second adventure gamebook coming in March

Today on the Tin Man Games blog, we announced our latest project which has been in the works now for a good few months. Siege of the Necromancer is the first of a series of iPhone and iPod Touch based adventure gamebooks. You may remember similar books that were around in the 80s and 90s like the Fighting Fantasy series or the Choose Your Own Adventure books.

We've had a secret team of top notch fantasy gamebook writers beavering away to create original and compelling stories. The gamebooks will play like reading a book, with added touchscreen functionality, and also the ability to shake the device to roll the dice!

If you want to see any of our early artwork for SOTN, then head over to our blog. We're hoping to have the first three books released by November, with three more shortly after that.

Watch this space for more details!

The Tin Man

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08-12-2009, 10:26 PM
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cool, hopefully you can find a way to continue a character from a book in a sequal book and things like that.

08-13-2009, 01:02 AM
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awesome i used to love those books had a ton of them
thats a great idea love the cover and the artwork
will definately keep an eye out for this
also would love to carry over characters thats an interesting idea
08-18-2009, 03:29 AM
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cool, hopefully you can find a way to continue a character from a book in a sequal book and things like that.
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also would love to carry over characters thats an interesting idea
It is a good idea but sadly not practical from a difficulty management point of view - it would be hard to balance the encounter stats for example if you had a levelled up character. It could be something we could look into adding at a later date though with a series of books that work concurrently with each other.

The Tin Man

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08-18-2009, 09:06 AM
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Good luck, guys! Seriously!

Itīs a nice idea but I wonder if their is a market for this sort of app. But I guess itīs well worth trying.

DUS
09-14-2009, 03:35 AM
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Two new books to be announced next week!

We will be officially announcing our first three Guild of Gamebooks fantasy adventure book releases next week. Our team of new fantasy authors and artists have been hard at work these last few months and the first three titles will be released at the beginning of November! Watch this space for more information!

Thanks,

The Tin Man

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!
09-19-2009, 06:02 AM
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wonderful news cant wait to check this out
09-19-2009, 09:08 AM
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great stuff. really enjoyed the lonewolf and grail quest books from the late 80s.

tinman makes some professional looking games to. hope this venture goes well!

Currently playing: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf and FM2014
09-19-2009, 10:51 AM
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wonderful news cant wait to check this out
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Originally Posted by Acidbottle View Post
great stuff. really enjoyed the lonewolf and grail quest books from the late 80s.

tinman makes some professional looking games to. hope this venture goes well!
Thanks for the comments guys! Yeah the Lonewolf and Grail Quest books are definately the kind of vibe we're going for, although obviously our stuff is brand new and set in a new world. The writers are big gamebook fans so there has been a lot of attention to detail and love given to these interactive tales. We're currently editing the first two books, with another four to come.

There's another couple of threads currently with our two promo ads.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=25541
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=25642

Keep an eye out on this forum or our blog for more released info and screenshots over the coming weeks!

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!

Last edited by TheTinMan; 09-19-2009 at 10:54 AM.
11-10-2009, 05:39 PM
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wondering if theres any more info on this?
im really excited to see these come out
thanks