Friday, 9 April 2021

Sværd & Trolddom

Now is a great time for collectors of overseas editions of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, and Danish speakers for that matter.

Fighting Fantasy may be almost 40 years old - it is the 40th anniversary next year! - but there are still new translations being published, as well as new titles, of course.

Two of those new titles - Ian Livingstone's The Port of Peril and Charlie Higson's The Gates of Death - feature among Faraos Cigarer's first tranche of releases for Sværd & Trolddom, or 'Swords & Sorcery', as Fighting Fantasy is known in Denmark.

The other two titles are the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, and the seminal City of Thieves.

by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone

by Ian Livingstone

by Ian Livingstone
(Dæmonfyrstens Forbandelse actually translates as 'Curse of the Demon Prince', which was one of the working titles for The Port of Peril.)

by Charlie Higson

Friday, 2 April 2021

Freeway Fighter - coming soon to Viber!

Talk-A-Bot's messenger game of Ian Livingstone's seminal, post-apocalyptic gamebook Freeway Fighter is coming soon to Viber, the cross-platform instant messaging app.

Devastated by a killer virus, the world you once knew is a wilderness.

Life is lawless and dangerous. Survivors like you either live in scattered, fortified towns, or roam outside as bandits. YOUR mission is to cross the wilderness to the far-distant oil-refinery at San Anglo and bring vital supplies back to the peaceful town of New Hope. Even in the armed Dodge Interceptor you are given, the journey will be wild and perilous.

Will YOU survive?

The Viber version of the game will include all manner of stickers, unique to Freeway Fighter, such as the ones above.

An official launch date has yet to be announced, but watch this space for more news, and if you haven't tried Freeway Fighter on Facebook Messenger yet, why not do so today?