As regular readers will be aware, we've been celebrating the humble gamebook genre this month in a big way. We've had interviews, reviews, opinion pieces and an entire interactive digital making of feature with the masters of the genre, Tin Man Games, in Episode 6 of Grab It. The genre, which came to prominence through the choose-you-own-adventure books of the early eighties has found a real home on touchscreens. We recommend checking out the feature in Episode 6 to get an understanding of how developers are making it all happen, and to check out our top 10 gamebooks on iPad.
Next week the fun is set to continue, with the arrival of the latest gamebook from Tin Man, Appointment with F.E.A.R., hitting on August 27. It's yet another adaptation of the legendary Steve Jackson Fighting Fantasy series by the developer, however it carries a completely different tone. Less classic D&D and more comic book, you take on the role of a superhero going about your day-to-day, facing off against 30 villains. It makes for a dynamic aesthetic, and a whole new way to role-play your way through a world of words.
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- Episode 6 of Grab It
- Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
- Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell
- Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King
- Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller (from our Top 50 Best Indie iOS Games of 2014, So Far)
- Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom