Infinity Blade and Gears of War developer Epic Games and Train2Games have secured the rights to the role-playing book franchise.
They will be part of the Make Something Unreal Live contest, which under the guidance of senior industry figures sees four start-up studios select one book from the series as the basis of an App.
'The Warlock of Firetop Mountain', 'The Citadel of Chaos', 'Deathtrap Dungeon' and 'Armies of Death' will debut at Gadget Show Live in April, where they will be showcased and refined live at the event.
"Steve Jackson and I are delighted to see our 'Fighting Fantasy' gamebooks being developed as iOS games by new teams of talented and enthusiastic students," Fighting Fantasy co-creator Ian Livingstone.
"It will be really interesting to see how our IP will be captured and interpreted for the iOS platform. This competition is a great way to showcase the creative talent of a new generation.
"The evolving games industry is constantly on the lookout for design innovation and new ways of playing. I am really looking forward to playing one of my books as a game."
The Fighting Fantasy series debuted in 1982, and has seen over 70 books in its 30-year history.
They were notable for their branching narrative, which sees readers make choices and jump between different segments of the book as part of the adventure.
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