Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Are you ready to embark upon the Trial of Champions?

The latest release from Tin Man Games is Ian Livingstone's Trial of Champions, which topped a recent poll undertaken by the company to see which book should receive the Fighting Fantasy Classics treatment next.

Trial of Champions is the sequel to the beloved Deathtrap Dungeon. This classic Fighting Fantasy adventure sees you delve into the dread corridors of Baron Sukumvit’s killer labyrinth for a second stab at glory.

But beware! The infamous 'Walk' will be even more devilishly difficult this time as you begin your adventure having been captured and sold into slavery!

With nothing to prepare you for this arduous adventure but your SKILL, LUCK and STAMINA, you must explore the deadly dungeon beneath Fang. For only by triumphing in the Trial can you win back your freedom from the man who has enslaved you - Baron Sukumvit’s evil brother, Lord Carnuss!

Trial of Champions is available to download on iOS and Android from Wednesday 18th July, with PC and Mac editions coming later in the week.

To find out more, visit the Tin Man Games website.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal is here!

It's what Fighting Fantasy fans and gamers alike have been waiting for. After it was first announced by Ian Livingstone at the UK Games Expo, Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal is now available to download via Steam.

Based on the Deathtrap Dungeon trilogy by Ian Livingstone - featuring the gamebooks Deathtrap Dungeon, Trial of Champions and Armies of Death - you can play as a novice adventurer and rise up through the ranks to saviour of the world in this epic tale of deadly traps, fearsome monsters and devious adversaries.

So what are you waiting for? Download Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal today!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Fighting Fantasy is coming to Bath Children's Literature Festival

The Gates of Death festival tour continues this September, when Ian Livingstone and Charlie Higson will be visiting the Bath Children's Literature Festival to talk about writing Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.

The event is taking place on Saturday 29th September 2018, from 5:30 - 6:30pm, at the Guildhall. Tickets are £7 each and can be booked here.

Charlie recently visited Durston House School in Ealing, where the boys, having been inspired by a previous visit from the author during their annual Literary Festival, had worked together to write their own adventure gamebook, entitled School of Scares.

Back at the end of May, Steve Jackson joined Charlie at the Hay Festival. And here's what Steve had to say about the event:

“Thanks to all those who came along to the Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature at the end of May to listen to Charlie Higson and I talk about all things FF.

For those who know little about the annual Hay Festival before (like me) this is one of the UK’s largest Book Festivals, in its 31st year.

With Ian and Jon off to UK Games Expo in Birmingham (an unfortunate clash), Charlie and I hosted the Hay event. Scholastic were keen to promote Gates of Death and many copies of Charlie’s gamebook were sold at the signing afterwards. The signing lasted for 50 minutes! Having recently broke a couple of fingers, including my right-hand index finger, many of the fans got rather a scribbly autograph! Sorry about that.

Before we left, we were approached by a familiar face. It was none other than comedian Dara O’Briain, who also read Fighting Fantasy in his youth. And for a few minutes we greeted and congratulated each other, like a meeting of two Japanese businessmen of equal status.

Our talk was packed (tickets sold out well before the event) and it was good to see so many dads who had brought their kids along, helping to pass the FF legacy over to the next generation.

Next stop Edinburgh Festival…"

Charlie Higson and Steve Jackson at the Hay Festival 2018.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Fighting Fantasy Audio Dramas

The team at FoxYason Productions have now completed the vocal recordings for The Fighting Fantasy Box Set, due to be released later this year.

The cast includes, among others, Rachel Atkins (returning to play Vale Moonwing, from The Warlock of Firteop Mountain: The Hero's Quest), Lisa Bowerman (as Evelina of Dree), David Warner (as Yaztromo the wizard), Charlie Higson (as Baron Sukumvit), Richard Rycroft (as Throm the Barbarian), Peter Noble (as Volgera Darkstorm), Sophie Roberts, Russell Bentley, Frazer Blaxland, Deirdra Whelan, and Amy Stratton, as well as Fighting Fantasy superfans Lin Liren and Bryan Howarth. Jonathan Green, author of many FF gamebooks and the popular You Are The Hero - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, has recorded a cameo role for Deathtrap Dungeon: The Last Champion.

The producers are planning on posting more updates as they work through the post-production phase, so make sure you keep checking their Facebook page to see how it's all developing.

Fighting Fantasy Audio Dramas writer David N Smith (left), and and director Richard Fox (right).