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App description: An interactive fantasy adventure! It's a book. It's a game. It's an RPG. It's a Gamebook Adventure!

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, The Wizard from Tarnath Tor will give you many hours of gamebook adventuring!

"Two hundred years ago, the legendary City of Tarnath Tor was destroyed as its 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?"

"Gamebook Adventures are fun to read not just because the RPG mechanic draws you in and engages you in the story, but also because the stories are good fantasy fiction. The artwork is great and there is a great deal of replayability in the application, especially when you consider the hundreds of choices that can be made and the various difficulties." - WIRED.COM

"After finally making my way through the series newest release, Im somewhat ashamed that Ive waited so long to take the plunge...the only real question is, How much longer do I think I can hold out before buying the other five volumes? The answer: Not very." - 148APPS (4/5)

"Interactive Gamebook Adventures hits iOS for six with The Wizard from Tarnath Tor" - POCKET GAMER

Gamebook Adventures 6: The Wizard from Tarnath Tor is the sixth 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 the previous Gamebook Adventures titles.
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!
Dan Maxwell lends his artistic talents to both cover and interior illustrations. His haunting imagery brings alive the mysterious Tarnath Tor.
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.

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05-15-2011, 05:36 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
i am sure I will like it .... but purple????

05-15-2011, 05:56 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
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Originally Posted by FPE View Post
i am sure I will like it .... but purple????
YES! Always enthusiastic about a new GBA release!

What's wrong with purple? It's the color of royalty and wizards often hang out with royals. Makes perfect sense to me.

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
05-15-2011, 06:07 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 631
can't wait for e release in europe! This will be a nice treat for tomorrow's train travel.

All times favorites : Infinity Blade 3, King of Dragon Pass, anything Simogo or Tin Man
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05-15-2011, 07:18 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
YES! Always enthusiastic about a new GBA release!

What's wrong with purple? It's the color of royalty and wizards often hang out with royals. Makes perfect sense to me.
You mean the royal who are all gone by now
05-17-2011, 02:51 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 631
Downloaded first thing in the morning! I Will play tomorrow and leave impressions.

All times favorites : Infinity Blade 3, King of Dragon Pass, anything Simogo or Tin Man
GameCenter: Corroyeur
05-17-2011, 03:51 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
My first impressions are great, as always with GBA, especially regarding the art. I did find a few typos on the first couple of pages involving possessives, which always irks me (once it's was used instead of its and fathers was used instead of father's a few times, which is weird because the mistakes weren't consistent, usually the apostrophe is either overused or underused, but not both...but I digress...). The story is pretty engaging though, and it seems like the narrative is more character-driven like Assassin was; perhaps it's even moreso, and this is something I really like.

I have to admit, I think I was naysaying whoever suggested that the purple coloring was a poor choice and I am kind of on the fence with the color choice after looking at it in the dark--it was pretty painful to look at even at the dimmest setting. I'll have to see how I feel about it when I read it when it's lit.

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
05-17-2011, 06:22 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Any idea how long it's staying at this price? I can't get to the shop to get an iTunes card until tomorrow or the day after.
05-17-2011, 06:26 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Any idea how long it's staying at this price? I can't get to the shop to get an iTunes card until tomorrow or the day after.
I can't speak for Tin Man Games but I do see on appshopper.com that GBA 5 debuted at $2.99 USD and stayed that way for about a week. I would expect you'll probably have through the weekend at least.

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
05-17-2011, 06:45 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 631
I just created my character and read a few pages and I was pleasantly surprised with the music. Is it a new one? It seemed new to me, and very nice to set the mood.

I also like the first pages, very detailed in the way they are painting the hero's psychological background and life.

All times favorites : Infinity Blade 3, King of Dragon Pass, anything Simogo or Tin Man
GameCenter: Corroyeur