Monday 30 January 2012

Ian Livingstone announces new Fighting Fantasy gamebook

I've known about this one for a while - since September 2009, to be honest - but it's a pleasure to be able to share the news with the rest of the world.

As you may have already heard, Ian Livingstone is writing a brand new gamebook for Fighting Fantasy's 30th anniversary. However, the surprising news is that it isn't set in Allansia, but in the present day, in a remote Romanian castle, and features hordes of Zombies.

When I spoke to Ian about this he had already written the first 200 paragraphs of Blood of the Zombies. But the life of a living gaming legend is not without its responsibilities, which bring their own time demands, and he didn't have a chance to finish the until now. And the finishing touch the book requires is a title.

Yes, I know I said it was called Blood of the Zombies, but Ian is giving you the chance to decide on the title, the alternative suggestion being Escape from Zombie Castle.

If you follow this link, you can vote from your own preference. The name of the book will be announced by 28 February 2012.

Wizard Books will be publishing a special edition of the book in August, and Ian's hoping to have iOS, Android and perhaps even PSN and Kindle versions out too.

So watch this space for future updates...

1 comment:

Deka Black said...

Ilike more the escape title. Sounds more action-like.