App description: Gamebook Adventures returns for its fifth title! Please note that you do not need to have read any of the previous gamebooks in order to read and play this. The critically acclaimed series of newly imagined interactive fantasy gamebooks puts you, the reader, in control of the story! Along with a realistic dice-based battle system to fight creatures, an epic tale and beautiful artwork, Catacombs of the Undercity will give you many hours of gamebook adventuring!

"Captured by one of Orlandes Citys 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."

"My favourite examples so far though are the iPad and iPhone-compatible Gamebook Adventures, a series of lovingly crafted and extremely well-written interactive fantasy novels. It's surprisingly engrossing stuff, the economically written narrative packing in masses of detail, while rattling out a pacey, involving story." - The Guardian

"Catacombs of the Undercity is the best entry into the Orlandes series Ive played yet. Its exciting, atmospheric and even amusing at times, plus there are plenty more beasties to battle too." - iPhoneFreak (4/5)

Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity is the fifth in a series of newly written adventure gamebooks for the iPhone, iPod Touch and now beautifully realised for the iPad! We are completely original and not simply a re-print of old gamebooks.

Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in An Assassin in Orlandes, The Siege of the Necromancer, Slaves of Rema and Revenant Rising.
Read the story and dictate the direction of the story! Options based on who you have met, where you have visited and what you have found.
Written by Andrew Wright, Gamebook Adventures 5 takes you on an swashbuckling quest from the sewers of Orlandes City to the subterranean metropolis of Undercity.
Pirkka Harvala, the popular illustrator from An Assassin in Orlandes, is back! His beautiful illustrations bring to life the denizens of this strange underworld.
Battle an array of creatures from acid ghouls to spirit demons and find ways to get your revenge against the Red Hand Guild.
Hire mercenaries to aid you in your quest!
Unique battle system using realistic 3D dice which can be rolled by shaking your iDevice.
Three difficulty levels: Classic, Bookworm and Novice.
Lots of achievements to collect and artwork to find throughout the book. These are placed on your achievement wall.
Illustrations can be viewed full screen by simply tapping on them in the book and we have higher resolution artwork for iPhone 4 and iPad users.
New widgets at the bottom of each page access direct to your inventory, settings and main menu making easier than ever to find your way around the gamebook.
An update to the constantly changing world map and gazetteer, Orlandes Uncovered. This now includes Rema and Drymar.
Dramatic soundtrack composed by our Freeplay Independent Games Awards Finalist, Adrian Watkins.


If you are familiar with the Choose You Own Adventure, Fighting Fantasy, Sorcery, Lone Wolf or Grail Quest series then Gamebook Adventures will really appeal to you. Our aim is to give those nostalgic readers of old something new and fresh, and bring a new exciting experience to those unfamiliar with gamebooks. If you enjoy fantasy RPGs or adventure games then this is for you!
03-02-2011, 08:10 AM
#11
Thanks for the sale Tin Man. I just purchased the game. When you think about it, $2.99 (or $4.99) for a universal app that is optimized both for iPhone and iPad, and with great original artwork and story and a very cool dice combat system in an interactive storybook, is just an insane value for us customers.
03-02-2011, 08:20 AM
#12
Joined: May 2009
Location: Daydream
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Book 5 already?!

Buying later..

03-02-2011, 09:42 AM
#13
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 316
Fabled Lands may be my true love, but I haven't forgotten about my favorite mistress! Purchased!

Favourites: KotOR, Gridlee, iDOS, Deus Ex: The Fall, Gamebook Adventures, Baldur's Gate EE, GTA: Vice City
03-02-2011, 09:52 AM
#14
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Originally Posted by Dahak View Post
Fabled Lands may be my true love, but I haven't forgotten about my favorite mistress! Purchased!
They're both great in totally different ways and do different things well. GA is a more book-like experience with excellent original writing and art, and flawless UI and adaptation to iOS, whereas Fabled Lands is more of a gaming experience with tons of content and more immersive aspects. Both are awesome.

I'm just happy to have some great gamebooks on my iPod Touch...it's exciting to see a great genre taking off, here's hoping for more to come.

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
03-02-2011, 11:12 AM
#15
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 316
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
I'm just happy to have some great gamebooks on my iPod Touch...it's exciting to see a great genre taking off, here's hoping for more to come.
I think as video role-playing games are moving more and more away from their roots (Bethesda games aside), the gamebook sub-genre is bringing back a lot of those missing elements. I'm ecstatic that a niche has been found for it.

Favourites: KotOR, Gridlee, iDOS, Deus Ex: The Fall, Gamebook Adventures, Baldur's Gate EE, GTA: Vice City
03-02-2011, 05:01 PM
#16
Thanks for the lovely feedback everyone.

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Originally Posted by trystero View Post
Awesome news! Congrats to Tinman on another release. The GA series is going to eclipse Lone Wolf as my all-time favorite
Considering I hold Lone Wold in very high regard, I am humbled by your quote. Thanks a lot!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dahak View Post
Fabled Lands may be my true love, but I haven't forgotten about my favorite mistress! Purchased!
Well GA has never been described quite like that before. Almost tempted to put that as a quote on our app store description.

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!
03-02-2011, 06:16 PM
#17
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Never played one of these before, but I used to love choose your own adventure book and I love RPGs so think I'll take a chance and get this.

Do I need to get any others? Or are they all stand alone books?
03-02-2011, 06:20 PM
#18
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Never played one of these before, but I used to love choose your own adventure book and I love RPGs so think I'll take a chance and get this.

Do I need to get any others? Or are they all stand alone books?
They are all stand alone but set within the same world. There are some minor cross-overs with places, events and people but their knowledge does not give you any advantages or disadvantages.

Hope you enjoy it!

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!
03-02-2011, 06:23 PM
#19
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Thanks for the quick reply. (off to buy now).
03-03-2011, 05:53 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
I had to come back to post my Views.
First off wow this takes me back to the 80's when I was reading choose your own adventure books as a kid,
Being my first iPod gamebook I read through the help pages etc and there all easy enough to understand,
The presentation here is also top notch, the way the pages are laid out to the illustrations it's all really nice.
I have to say I feel like I've been missing out with this being book five, I'm am absolutely loving it everything from the options you choose, items you get and dice rolls it's all fantastic. I will definitely be picking up the books 1-4 soon.
Final note just to say thanks to the dev's for making something so cool. For the price of these gamebooks there amazing quality for money.
Well think I'm done now, off to try again and not die this time lol.
Im not using the bookmarks as it feels slightly like cheating, but that's just me.

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