Fighting Fantasy iPhone is out!

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  1. Scharlo

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    London, Ontario - January 3, 2010 - Big Blue Bubble Inc. announced today that the first Fighting Fantasy game book, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, is now available on iPhone and iPod Touch. For the first time ever, you have the opportunity to explore the world of Titan on a portable screen bringing the adventure with you wherever you go.
    Experience the book that started the massively popular series which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and set a new standard in roleplaying excellence. This exciting game plunges you into a thrilling adventure to the top of Firetop Mountain and its vast treasure, ruthlessly guarded by a powerful Warlock. Will you have the courage, tact and skill to survive where none have returned to tell the tale?
    Following the successful Nintendo DS launch of the game of the same name, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for iPhone and iPod Touch takes a different approach bringing Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s legendary game book to your favorite handheld device. Scroll through the pages effortlessly by tapping the screen to flip pages, roll dice by shaking your iPhone and experience the breathtaking tale that has sold millions of copies.
    Fighting Fantasy readers will be excited to know that Big Blue Bubble will be releasing four more titles in the series. In January, look out for Deathtrap Dungeon as it makes its iPhone debut providing the user with the same level of adventure, excitement and ease of use that The Warlock of Firetop brought.
    Fighting Fantasy fans will love the classic story and original illustrations with a technological twist. No more dice, pencils, or bookmarks. All the special features are built in!

    Features…
    • Tap the on screen buttons to flip pages (No papercuts!)
    • Shake to roll the dice using the accelerometer
    • Inventory items selectable via touch-screen
    • Game-save feature allows you to retrace your steps
    • Beautifully painted illustrations


    Fighting Fantasy: Warlock Of Firetop Mountain is priced at $2.99 and available at http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/fighting-fantasy-the-warlock-firetop/

    Screenshots:

    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_1.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_2.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_3.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_4.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_5.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_6.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_7.png
    http://www.bbbarcade.com/press/FF_Warlock_8.png

    About Fighting Fantasy
    The Fighting Fantasy book series was born in 1982 when authors Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone created a revolutionary new idea for the fantasy genre with the first title, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. The reader became the hero of his or her own fantasy adventure in a story that was part book, part game. After each paragraph a decision must be made; which way to turn, whether to fight or flee, which mysterious character to approach, and what risks to take. Each decision sent the reader to a different page to discover the consequences of their choice, with each read-through ending either in disaster, or with the discovery of the ultimate goal. To date, the series has seen more than 70 titles published and more than 15 million copies sold worldwide. For more details, visit www.fightingfantasy.com

    About Big Blue Bubble:
    With over 30 high profile games in its portfolio, Big Blue Bubble Inc. is one of Canada’s leading video game developers. Each of company’s three divisions (iPhone, Console and Casual) is dedicated to making the best possible games by combining innovative designers with top calibre artists and industry leading programmers. By maintaining a strong focus on the development of technology and showcasing it through award winning games, Big Blue Bubble will continue to lead the way in becoming a cornerstone of the casual gaming world.

    For more information on Big Blue Bubble and its ongoing projects, please visit www.bigbluebubble.com or contact us at contact@bigbluebubble.com
    If you are interested in doing a review, contact us for a promotional code. Thanks!
     
  2. Reactor

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    Nice one, not at all what I was expecting. I think I have to grab this :)
     
  3. gutripper

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    Thats really hot! Almost enough to consider getting an iPod Touch.

    Are there other FF books in the works? Deathtrap Dungeon was always my fav.
     
  4. NielsBauer

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    This is absolutely the best news for a long, long time. Wait. I have no iphone. Damn! :(
     
  5. Reactor

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    Actually... a question. Do you have to shake the device to roll the dice?
     
  6. Jack Norton

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    You should definitely port this to Pc too :) I have an ipod but I am allergic at playing with it.
     
  7. NielsBauer

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    Any plans for a PSP version?
     
  8. Dyno Kid

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    Love the books but seems there's a lot of bugs with the iphone version which is a real shame because one of the editors on touch arcade is a big fan and i'm sure it would of got a feature which results in a zillion sales.

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=40023

    Darren.
     
  9. Scharlo

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    quitripper: You are in luck, Deathtrap Dungeon is our next release. We are committed to 5 books but if they do well we iwll bring the entire series (40+ books) to iPhone.

    NielsBauer: Maybe it is time to join the dark side :) PSP version is not planned at the moment but this might change. Same go for DSIWare.

    Reactor: No you don't have to. You can just press the button.

    Jack Norton: We are thinking about this.

    Dyno Kid: As far as I can see there is just one bug - it crashes after battle on some phones. Still pretty big one and we are hoping to fix it today. It doesn't really prevent you from playing because game is saved right after but it is very annoying.
     
  10. Nemo Games

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    Nice...
    I'm waiting for psp version too...
     
  11. Dyno Kid

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    40+ books is awsome....think i read around 20-25 many years ago.

    Darren.
     
  12. Nutter2000

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    Hmm... idiotTunes tells me it's only available in the Candian store and then won't allow me on to it.

    Is it only available in Canada? :confused:
     
  13. Scharlo

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    I had similar problems with iTunes with various games. Game is available in UK as well and it just made the Top 25 RPG in UK.
     
  14. Jack Norton

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    You need to wait a few days and will appear in other stores too :)
     
  15. Nutter2000

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    Ah ok cheers :D
    Wonder if I can persuade the accountant it's for research purposes ;)
     
  16. gutripper

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    Awesome!!! :) :)

    BTW, +1 vote for PSP version :)
     
  17. Reactor

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    Nice to hear about not needing to shake :)

    Just wondering- why did you guys not make a Final Fantasy book reader of some kind, which would allow in-app purchasing of books? Obviously the original books cost more, but $2.99 for each of the 40 books sounds like a hard sell.
     
  18. Curious

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    iPhone rocks!

    Hi, Good work, gotta get it ;)

    Cheers,
    Curious
     
  19. Nutter2000

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    Oops.. my finger slipped and hit the buy button... ah well :D
     
  20. Nutter2000

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    Btw is it supposed to say "Cheat: Win" in the top left corner of the combat screen?
     

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