It’s been really interesting watching the revival and subsequent reinterpretation of the gamebook genre on mobile platforms. We’ve had pure text-based interpretations from Choice Of Games and others, fancier recreations like the Gamebook Adventures from Tin Man Games, and games that draw heavily from electronic RPGs, like Forge Reply’s Lone Wolf [Free]. Probably the most attention-grabbing attempts at bringing the gamebook experience to new places are the recent releases from inkle Studios. Sorcery! [$4.99] and 80 Days [$4.99] garnered tons of praise from almost every corner with their stylish, fresh approaches to interactive fiction. In the wake of those excellent experiences, the expectations of the audience have risen, and Tin Man Games is ready to take up the challenge with their adaptation of the original Fighting Fantasy book, The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain.
Rather than do a straight adaptation as they’ve done in the past, this time they’ve decided to completely re-imagine the book. Oh, you can still more or less enjoy Warlock in the manner it was created, albeit with prettier visuals. The look of the game goes for a style reminiscent of miniatures on a game board, a great match for Warlock‘s theme and setting. Beyond …read more