Monday 19 September 2016

The Sorcery! 4 Launch

On Thursday 15th September, inkle Studios had the launch of the final part of their adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! epic - Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings - at the Loading Bar in Stoke Newington.

The celebrations were marked by the recording of a special IGN podcast, during which a very enthusiastic audience helped the podcast panellists - which included inkle's Narrative Director Jon Ingold, the Gamesmaster, if you will - decide which route to take, which risks to brave, and which monsters to fight! After all, as the original advert for the Sorcery! series put it, "Why should kids have all the fun?"

Steve Jackson also made an appearance - his arrival being greeted by a round of applause from the audience and embarrassed blushes from the panellists - and chatted with fans afterwards.

The Archmage had concocted various magical potions for the evening's festivities and so the Warlock felt duty bound to sample some of them. Indeed, those who did Test their Luck in this way, were rewarded with download code for the game, which will be released simultaneously on mobile and desktop on 22nd September.

Congratulations to all concerned for a fantastic evening, and I could see the Sorcery! cocktails becoming a feature of future Fighting Fantasy events...

One of the esoteric potions concocted for the evening.

Sideswiping a Birdman!

Jon Ingold of inkle and Steve Jackson of Sorcery! fame.

You can see more pictographic representations of the evening's events here.

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