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iPad: Gamebook Adventures 5 & 6 announced

01-31-2011, 04:49 AM
#1
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Location: Melbourne
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Gamebook Adventures 5 & 6 announced

Time is marching on! Is it really the end of January already? With the first month nearly out of the way we'd like to announce our next two Gamebook Adventures titles. It's time to return again to the fantasy setting of Orlandes with our forthcoming releases of Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity and Gamebook Adventures 6: The Wizard from Tarnath Tor!


GA5: "Captured by one of Orlandes City's 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."


GA6: "Two hundred years ago, the legendary City of Tarnath Tor was destroyed as it's defenders, the mighty wizards valiantly tried to repel an orcun horde. Now just a place set within stories and myths, it has been lost to the outside world. A chance encounter with one who claims to be a time traveller sends you on a mission to recover some magical artefacts. This search will lead you to great ruins and the dark forces who have made it their home. Who is this wizard from Tarnath Tor and how can you trust him?"

We're hoping to submit GA5 to Apple during February (available to download March) and GA6 during March (available to download April). Both will be available on iPhone, iPod Touch and universally on iPad. We'll be updating more about the gamebooks on TA and our blog as the weeks unfold. Stay tuned!

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!
01-31-2011, 10:14 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 207
Thank you, you guys are the best.

If I can sit down at home in front of a PC or big screen TV, something like Dragon Age is going to be superior and deeper than anything on the App Store.

But if I am somewhere outside my home or just do not want to tackle a full-on PC video game, then a Gamebook Adventure also offers me a superior story, combat, choices and artwork, and I can proceed along at my own pace.

The experience on the iPad for Gamebook Adventures in particular is tremendous. I can't imagine why anyone with an iPad who has the slightest interest in RPGs or fantasy literature or artwork would not at least try this out.

01-31-2011, 11:35 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
Hooray!

Been waiting for this announcement.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
01-31-2011, 11:37 AM
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Excellent news!

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01-31-2011, 01:10 PM
#5
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Excellent news!

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02-02-2011, 10:47 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 44
Excellent news! I can't wait! The plots for both sound wicked!
02-16-2011, 01:41 AM
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Location: Melbourne
Posts: 427
Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity is now nearing the end of our beta testing so we thought we'd show off a few screenshots of from the gamebook!


GA5 is set in the dark and murky underworld beneath the streets of Orlandes City so the gamebook has a distinct grimy feel about it. Dan Maxwell yet again provides an amazing piece of cover art and fan favourite, Pirkka Harvala from An Assassin in Orlandes returns to provide a beautiful set of illustrations to accompany the exhilarating storyline written by Andrew Wright. Speaking of which, Andrew will be providing us some insight into his gamebook passions in the coming weeks, so make sure to bookmark our blog.


If the screenshots are not enough for you then also check out our little promo video for GA5 which includes a sample of the intro animation and new soundtrack by Adrian Watkins. We'll be submitting to Apple as soon as possible and will reveal a release date in due course.


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!
02-18-2011, 09:32 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 207
That art style looks spectacular, I can't imagine it being done any better. And the music clip in the video is very good as well.
02-18-2011, 11:33 PM
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Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
Yeah, looks great! I even think Pirka's art may have gotten even better this time, of course it's premature to say that. Maybe I just like pictures of monsters. They really give me nostalgia for the gamebooks of my childhood.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
02-19-2011, 11:50 AM
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Oh yeah. Cannot wait to get my hands on this amazing game. Bought them all, loved them all.

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