London, Ontario (May 25, 2010) – Big Blue Bubble Inc. announced today that Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon have been rereleased with iPad support to the iTunes Store!
Now you can experience the books that started the massively popular series, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, on your iPhone or iPad. 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!
Fighting Fantasy readers will be excited to know that Big Blue Bubble will be releasing Fighting Fantasy: Citadel of Chaos shortly.
• New! Universal app iPad support
• New! Scrolling image gallery of unlocked in-game art
• 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
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain iTunes link:
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain iPad Screenshots:
Deathtrap Dungeon iTunes link:
Deathtrap Dungeon iPad Screenshots:
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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 14 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.
Having grown up in western Canada there’s one thing that becomes a way of life: hockey. I haven’t seen many hockey apps come through the app store, so when I saw Hockey Allstar Shootout come into our request queue I decided I just had to give it a go.
Hockey Allstar Shootout is a pretty basic game. The entire premise of the game is to score on the goalie. Then again, that’s pretty much the entire premise of hockey itself!! However, with Hockey Allstar Shootout, it’s only you and the goalie in the game.
When you launch the game you choose a country. I chose Canada, (and a later game the USA) although there are nine countries to choose from. Selecting the country selects your opponents team, or in this case the goalies jersey. Once you’re in the game it’s you, the puck and the goalie. You shoot the puck by flicking it on the screen of your device. Deeking out the goalie is the whole key here to get the puck in the net.
Truth be told, Hockey Allstar Shootout is a pretty basic game. There’s not much too it other than flicking the puck at the goalie. However, it is a hockey app and with so few of them in the app store then those that love hockey may find it amusing for some time. Just to set expectations though, if you’re looking for a game you can play for hours and that advances through levels etc, this isn’t it. If you’re looking to get your hockey fix for a few minutes then look no further.
What we liked: Hey! it’s a hockey game!
What we didn’t like: Too basic, game play not sufficient to keep your interest, worth the $1 only to big hockey fans (others will find it a waste).
Elven Chronicles, a game published by Big Blue Bubble originally for J2ME based phones, has been ported and released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Elven Chronicles is a classic role playing game (RPG). You are Rogan. You wake from a fitful sleep in the town of Goralgho. You are in the infirmary under the care of Jada, a resident healer. The caravan that you were guarding was attacked on the road. While you were unconscious, some soldiers came looking for you. Luckily, Jada sent them off in the wrong direction. You must move quickly to avoid being discovered. Jada joins you on your journey.
When you leave the infirmary, you have little in the way of money, weapons, or armor. You can buy more from the merchants there in town, but won’t get far with what you have. As you move around the town and talk to people, you will run into some that need your help and will send you on quests. To accomplish your quests, you must leave the town and explore other lands. You will find treasures in chests, fight monsters, and win gold. In completing these quests you and Jada will gain more experience and skill to help you along the way. When you have completed your quest, return to the person that gave you the quest to receive your reward.
If you have ever played an RPG before, and even if you haven’t, Elven Chronicles is an easy game to pick up and start playing. You move Rogan around the map by tapping on the screen. Enemies, represented by tornadoes on the screen, are engaged by simply running into them. You can talk to other people or open treasure chests in the same way. When you run into an enemy, there are 4 choices of things that you can do. You can attack, cast a spell, use an item, or run away. Keep in mind that spells cost magic, whereas attacking costs you nothing. However, spells are often more harmful to your enemy, and they can even be used to heal Rogan and Jada. Use magic wisely.
In playing Elven Chronicles, I found the game play to be smooth and easy to figure out. The graphics are good, and the replay value was excellent. The game is not quickly or easily conquered. It is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Developer’s Website: http://www.bbbarcade.com/index.html