The Complete Sagas of Fire*Wolf, formerly only on Android, is now heading onto iOS, PC, and a handful of other platforms.
Who said that choose your own adventure books are dead? Instead, they seem to live on as a delightful combination with their PC brother the text adventure in the form of “interactive fiction” titles. Long popular in Japan, these kinds of pseudo-games have only recently begun to see real popularity in the US and worldwide. Tin Man Games have fully embraced this rising genre, and as their latest release — The Complete Saga of Fire*Wolf — shows, they have confidence in its popularity.
The Complete Saga of Fire*Wolf is based on a series of four fantasy novels written by Herbie Brennan all the way back in the olden times: the 1980’s. Now, all four books have been combined together (with Brennan’s help) into one contiguous book/game combo, allowing players to follow the barbarian’s adventures from start to finish, and even help decide what happens at certain points, all without having to flip one real-life book page. By combining dice-rolling mechanics, card mechanics, and even an RPG-styled stats and magic system, the gamebook gives its world a very interactive narrative.
Herbie Brennan himself is impressed with the technology behind the books. “You know what? When I wrote those books back in the eighties, my publishers would have amputated their arms for the sort of technology available nowadays. What Tin Man has done to the sagas is nothing short of miraculous. Gamebooks have never had it so good.”
The Complete Saga of Fire*Wolf is available now on iOS, Android, Amazon’s Kindle App Store, PC, Mac, and Linux, and can either be purchased individually or for everything at once via one cross-platform purchase at Tin Man Games’ own web store.