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iPad: Gamebook Adventures: The Wizard from Tarnath Tor

05-03-2011, 10:42 PM
#1
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Location: Melbourne
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Gamebook Adventures: The Wizard from Tarnath Tor

Our sixth Gamebook Adventures title, The Wizard from Tarnath Tor is making it's debut on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the coming weeks.

"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 artifacts. 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?"



•Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in An Assassin in Orlandes, The Siege of the Necromancer, Slaves of Rema, Revenant Rising and Catacombs of the Undercity.

•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 Al Sander, the winner of the 2008 Windhammer Prize for Short Gamebook Fiction!
Interview with Al Sander!

Dan Maxwell lends his artistic talents to to both cover and interior illustrations. His haunting imagery brings alive the mysterious Tarnath Tor.
Interview with Dan Maxwell!

•Battle an array of creatures from protective gryffons to strange, magical creatures from a mirrored world. Become an unwitting accessory for alchemist's experiment and barter your way past a goblyn king!

•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 now 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.

•Wizardly soundtrack composed by GA newcomer, Ryan Grogan.

•Now with Game Center support!

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!
05-05-2011, 08:19 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 207
I can't wait. All five of the previous Gamebooks have been of unbelievable quality. And I also hope that you maintain your policy of an introductory sale price for early adopters. You've created something truly extraordinary with this series.

05-05-2011, 08:30 PM
#3
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Location: Melbourne
Posts: 427
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Originally Posted by jase23 View Post
I can't wait. All five of the previous Gamebooks have been of unbelievable quality. And I also hope that you maintain your policy of an introductory sale price for early adopters. You've created something truly extraordinary with this series.
Thanks Jase23! We will certainly be continuing with our policy of an introductory price.

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!
05-06-2011, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TheTinMan View Post
Thanks Jase23! We will certainly be continuing with our policy of an introductory price.
Great! I too love the initial sales - have purchased all your stuff!
05-06-2011, 03:26 AM
#5
nice, i like to see some game plays too
05-06-2011, 08:43 AM
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I own all of them and will no doubt buy this one on release as well. Any idea of a firm date or at least a round about to expect to see this hit the store by?
05-06-2011, 09:47 AM
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Instabuy for me, even if the title makes me think of:



Dun... dun DUN dun DOUBLE SCORE DUNGEON!!!


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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 05-06-2011 at 09:52 AM.
05-06-2011, 12:26 PM
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^Your post made me laugh with that flashback of nostalgia! And here I had though I had all but forgot about that game... Man it's funny how many games you forget about that you played back in the day; scary even because if I actually had a running count I fear what the total number of wasted hours on games I have spent would be!
05-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
I own all of them and will no doubt buy this one on release as well. Any idea of a firm date or at least a round about to expect to see this hit the store by?
We're in submission at the moment, so as soon as it's approved we'll give it a few days and release. We're going to simultaneously release updates to GA1-5 too which include Game Center support and our new News page.

Anyone who doesn't own them all should also keep an eye on the price of the earlier books too, as it may be a good time over the next few weeks to complete your collection.

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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Instabuy for me, even if the title makes me think of:

Well that's odd. I'm usually pretty good on my games history but this classic looks to have passed me by! On doing some google-fu I see that it was an arcade machine ported to the Atari and C64. This explains all, as at this time I was a fully fledged ZX Spectrum 48k boy. Most games were ported to the good old Speccy in the 80s but seems this one didn't.

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!
05-06-2011, 07:35 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
I have never heard of this style of game. A couple of questions:

What is the intended age range?

Can I start with the new release or do I need to go back to the older games?

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