Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
2

Gaming News

Exclusive: 'Fighting Fantasy' returns to iOS: First details, images - gallery

By
Fighting Fantasy's revival on iOS has been given its first images and details.

Four start-up studios have each selected one book as the basis of a new game as part of the Make Something Unreal Live contest at The Gadget Show Live next month.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Lost Chapters will be created by Commando Kiwi, and is a sequel story to the first ever Fighting Fantasy book.

warlock, Fighting Fantasy

© Epic Games



It will be a third-person adventure game that features an active time battle system based on the book's skill and luck combat elements.

The Citadel of Chaos: Dire Consequences is a first-person action game by Derp Studios, and sees players take on waves of enemies to collect souls and progress their character for new spells.

It will also feature a story mode that allows players to experience events that take place after the book, and also offers downloadable content for extra battle levels.

Digital Mage's Armies of Death: Rise of Agglax is a tower defence game where players use zombie lord Agglax's hordes against allied forces.

armies of death, Fighting Fantasy

© Epic Games



In-App purchases and Game Centre support paves the way for new units, stages and campaigns, and is built with iPhone 3G in mind so it becomes compatible with most iOS devices.

Finally, Deathtrap Dungeon by Indigo Jam is a first-person action adventure title where players progress past enemies, puzzles and traps with the aid of stealth, keys and treasure boxes.

"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," said co-creator Ian Livingstone during the original announcement.

The contest is run as a collaboration between Infinity Blade and Gears of War developer Epic Games and Train2Game, and will take place at The Gadget Show Live from April 11 to 15 at Birmingham's NEC.

All four games will be published on iOS shortly after the contest, with first week sales to be donated to The Prince's Trust charity.

Peter Molyneux, Cliff Bleszinski and other leading industry figures will provide advice for the competing teams.

> Read our Fighting Fantasy Make Something Unreal interview with Epic Games

View the first screenshots of Fighting Fantasy on iOS below:

You May Like

Comments

Loading...