Friday, 17 June 2022

Artist Gary Mayes to attend Fighting Fantasy Fest

In another first for Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, sci-fi artist Gary Mayes will be one of the guests attending on the day. Gary is the artist who illustrated the Fighting Fantasy science fiction titles Rebel Planet, Robot Commando and Star Strider.


Gary is currently working with Mark Lain on the graphic novel adaptation of Rebel PlanetSo, why not come along to Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, on Saturday 3 September 2022, and make the most of the opportunity to get Gary to sign his work in person for you? Tickets are still on sale here.

Friday, 10 June 2022

More Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are heading overseas

News today of two more translations of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. First up is Rhianna Pratchett's Crystal of Storms, which is being released in Hungary by Chameleon Comix as Viharkristályhoz.


As well as boasting new cover art - featuring one of everyone's favourite, wheel-shaped critters - the Hungarian edition also has new interior illustrations by István Lakatos, which remind the Warlock of John Blanche's artwork for Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series.


And then we have Le pirate de l'au-delà, which is the French title for Bloodbones, by Jonathan Green. This isn't a new translation but it is a new edition, to match the other Fighting Fantasy gamebooks Gallimard Jeunesse have released over the last couple of years.

Friday, 3 June 2022

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is coming to Switch

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! The Complete Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch on Thursday 23rd June 2022.

If you've not played inkle studios' adaptation of Steve Jackson's seminal gamebook quartet, the release of the quadrilogy on Switch will provide you with the perfect opportunity.

Journey through hills, forests, cities, dungeons, and even time in the magical world of Sorcery! where every choice matters. Fight, explore, solve puzzles, and most importantly, survive and craft your own unique story! Each part can be played on its own, or you can load your character from one part to the next, carrying over equipment, stats, and narrative choices.

Features: 

 - Freedom to explore
 - pick your own path and make your own choices, thousands of them
 - Progression that counts - load your progress from the previous part and continue your journey
 - Spellbook full of wonders - a plethora of weird and wonderful spells that can affect the narrative in wild and unpredictable ways
 - Swindle with the best of them
 - Play Swindlestones, a game of cunning and deceit, for profit or for information
 - God(s) be with you - multiple deities, each with their own quirks and powers
 - Life of the city - hundreds of characters to interact with
 - Slay the night - fight hundreds of unique monsters
 - Storytime - adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson
 - Music to my ears - listen to a beautiful soundtrack by the "80 Days" composer, Laurence Chapman