Thursday, 5 January 2012

Weaving an eBook World - Sneak Peek

Issue #8 features an interview with Chris Sterling of Worldweaver about their adaptions of the gamebooks for the Kindle:

How much input do Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone have in your adaptions?
Both Steve and Ian took a keen interest in the adaptations, and we worked very closely to get the combat and map just right. It took six months to perfect the gamebook engine, which can now be used on the entire series by only changing graphics and data files. The publishing team at Amazon were great too, championing the games as a useful improvement to a popular series.

Issue #8 is hopefully due out at the end of the month!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Coming Soon - Issue 8

Welcome to the first blog post of 2012, the anniversary year. There is a lot of anticipation in the wind since Ian Livingstone made it known he was definitely writing a new Fighting Fantasy adventure for the 30th anniversary of the range. Meanwhile, issue 8 (I can't quite believe it either, 8!) of the Fantazine is coming together. I'm still aiming for a late January release. In the meantime, here is a list of contents to whet your appetites:
  • The mini adventure Vengeance at Midnight by Alexander Ballingall
  • A new mini AFF adventure, The Tower of Credos by Graham Bottley
  • An interview with Ross Brierley, one of the team behind the Laughing Jackal PSP versions of the gamebooks
  • An interview with Chris Sterling, one of the team behind the Worldweaver Kindle versions of the gamebooks
  • An interview with Jamie Fry, the new Warlock in charge of the official website
  • Part 2 of Aida Rintarou's comic adventure The Book in Which You are the Hero
  • Chapter 4 of "Aelous Raven and the Wrath of the Sea-Witch" by Ian Brocklehurst
  • Part 6 of "Everything I Need to Know I Learnt from Reading Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks" by Ed Jolley
  • More gamebooks news with "Omens & Auguries" from Guillermo Parades
  • "The Arcane Archive" reviews the GA tale Temple of the Spider God
  • Dan Satherley's column looks for a win with Appointment with F.E.A.R.
  • Finally, Jamie Fry continues his exploration of the world of FF collecting