Update: We've since conducted an interview with the creative director at Tin Man Games about this partnership. You can read it here.
Original Story: The image below was just tweeted by Tin Man Games. The Australian developer is a leader in bringing classic choose-your-own-adventure books to the digital world. As you can see, it suggests that Tin Man Games is teaming up with legendary gamebook writer Joe Dever to bring his 4-book, 1988 and 1989 series Freeway Warrior to the digital world.
Freeway Warrior has Mad Max-like overtones, set in a post-apocalyptic world as a man - Cal Phoenix - tries to get a dishevelled bunch of survivors from Texas to the relative safety of California.
This is exceptionally awesome news. Joe Dever has already made a memorable splash on the iPad with the recently released Joe Dever's Lone Wolf: Blood on the Snow, while Tin Man Games has proven itself a deft hand in converting these old-books to iPad with plenty of new-school flourishes. Its take on Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy series if quite fantastic, with Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom making our 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2013 awards.
We'll pass on more info as we get it.
- Joe Dever's Lone Wolf: Blood on the Snow
- Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom
- Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell
- Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
- Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King