Ever played one of those fantasy-based board games? If so, you'll probably like this. It's not often you come across a truly unique concept for an iPhone app, but these digitally interactive RPG books from Big Blue Bubble definitely caught my eye today. Starting off with Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and announcing today the release of the second in the series, Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon, Big Blue Bubble have launched an interactive book-like experience which is sure to delight fans of the modern fantasy genre.
Described by the studio as part book part game, and based on the 1982 fictional genius of Steve Jackson (and later Ian Livingstone), this interactive series takes the player down in the dark twisting labyrinth of Fang, where unknown horrors await you. Devised by the devilish mind of Baron Sukumvit, the labyrinth is riddled with fiendish traps and bloodthirsty monsters, which will test your skills almost beyond the limit of endurance. Countless adventurers before you have taken up the challenge of the Trial of Champions and walked through the carved mouth of the labyrinth, never to be seen again. Should you come out of the labyrinth alive, you will be wealthy beyond your dreams.
The game's features are listed as follows:
• Tap the on screen buttons to flip pages (No papercuts!)
• Shake to roll the 3D dice using the accelerometer
• Inventory items selectable via touch-screen
• Game-save feature allows you to retrace your steps
• Includes both original illustrations by Ian McCaig and digitally re-mastered versions
• Integrated iPod music library access
There are three more books to come in the series. These include; Citadel of Chaos, Creatue of Havok and City of Thieves, although no release date has been disclosed yet.