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Sorcery! and The Warlock of Firetop Mountain classic gamebook adaptations now available on Steam

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Sorcery! and The Warlock of Firetop Mountain classic gamebook adaptations now available on Steam

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 22 September 2016, 21:01:21

Tags: inkle; Sorcery!; The Warlock of Firetop Mountain; Tin Man Games

The Fighting Fantasy series was a line of choose-your-own-adventure roleplaying gamebooks created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone that was quite popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Probably the most famous among them were Jackson's Sorcery! books, a self-contained four-part series designed for an older audience that featured more complex mechanics and strong continuity.

Over the past few years, a game development studio called inkle has been releasing videogame adaptations of the Sorcery! books which have been quite well-received. They started out on mobile, but this year began releasing them on PC as well. The first two Sorcery! books, The Shamutanti Hills and Kharé - Cityport of Traps, were released together on Steam in February and the third, The Seven Serpents, was released in April. Today, they released their adaptation of the fourth and final book in the series, The Crown of Kings. The price tag on each part is $10, with a hefty 40% discount on Crown of Kings until next week. You may be able to get it for even cheaper in this bundle if you already own some of the others. Here's its official trailer:



inkle aren't the only studio who have been working on Fighting Fantasy adaptations. Late last month, Tin Man Games released their adaptation of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first book in the series, after a successful Kickstarter campaign last year. It's a different take on the formula, with a more fleshed out combat model and an accordingly higher price of $20. Here's its trailer:



Warlock has been well-received on our forums and is worth checking out. Tin Man Games have also released adaptations of several other lesser-known Fighting Fantasy gamebooks over the years, but I can't vouch for their quality.

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