Friday 4 October 2013

Gamebook Friday: The Way of the Tiger

Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson, who have both been interviewed for my upcoming history of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks YOU ARE THE HERO, have recently launched their own Kickstarter project, along with Megara Entertainment, to bring back another '80s gamebook classic, The Way of the Tiger.

The series' original publishers Hodder and Stoughton originally signed a seven book deal with Smith and Thomson, which they cancelled before the last book could be written, re-writing the ending of Book #6 Inferno, in order to bring the series to an end. (If you want to know why, you'll just have to read YOU ARE THE HERO.)

But now, riding the wave of nostalgia that is powering the current gamebook revival, Megara Entertainment are bringing the books back in a new, full-colour, harback collector's edition. Not only that but two new books will be added to the current six - a prequel, Book #0, entitled Ninja, and the long anticipated Book #7 Redeemer!

To find out more about this project, this classic series, and to fund this new gamebook project, follow this link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello! This is Richard S. Hetley, the person who set up the Kickstarter for The Way of the Tiger. I also ran the one for Arcana Agency: The Thief of Memories, which partnered with YOU ARE THE HERO during our overlapping runs. I've been looking forward to this "history book" just as much as the rest of Jon Green's followers here.

Thank you very much for the mention of our current project. Best of luck on your own!