Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s!
Tim Sell's classic illustrations colorised for the app
Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series is back! Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games present House of Hell!!
"Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell has to be the worst mistake of your life! The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside. Who knows how many hapless wanderers like yourself have perished within its gruesome walls? Be warned! Tonight is going to be a night to remember..."
House of Hell is a digital Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero! You can only win through by choosing the correct path, finding equipment, avoiding traps and surviving combat.
House of Hell has been brought to Android using Tin Man Games’ critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine.
Tin Man Games have signed a licensing deal to release the Fighting Fantasy series on Android, so expect to see more of your favourite adventure gamebooks appearing soon!
Coming Soon... The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Forest of Doom, Deathtrap Dungeon, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and more!
Although I never picked up one of the original FF gamebooks, being a rpg gamer in the 80s I knew about them through various magazines like Dragon and White Wolf. They were somewhat hard to find but TMG has released them in the interactive form and my Kindle Fire HD has never been happier. House of Hell does an excellent job in setting a creepy haunted house vibe and the interactive aspects flow smoothly. The music is perfect and really draws you into the experience. What I thought would be a gimmicky rehash of the 80s gaming culture really turned out to be a well done, creative way to bring FF to a new audience. Looking forward to more! Next up: Blood of the Zombies!
I took a chance on this one and was not disappointed. I grew up reading Choose your own Adventure books so I was curious to try this book. It combines RPG elements such as dice rolling and stats with the 'pick your path' story style. So far I have read through it twice and haven't beat it yet. Lots of fun, and good, retro 70's / 80's horror style story.
Growing up I played almost all of the FF (Fighting Fantasy) books... if you read/played the books then this app will bring back all those memory's and create some new ones... they artwork has been brought to life in full color, and you don't have to track the character sheet yourself now... just follow the steps and boom your back to playing... and if you remember how to win the game, the author even added a challenge mode that changes how to win and gives you less stats making it a bit harder... if you have ever read a Choose your own adventure or never read one... you have to grab this app and play!
The first Tin Man Games release in what will hopefully be a string of updated versions of 1980s Fighting Fantasy classics.
I remember House of Hell as one of the most chilling and difficult of the series, and this new version-- complete with music, extras (such as a brief history of the franchise), and colorized versions of the original artwork-- actually exceeded my considerable expectations! It's much simpler to play than the original books, as the game does all of the dice-rolling and updates your skill, stamina, luck, and fear points based on encounters you have. But simpler does not mean easier, as you can't cheat.
You can choose to play either the contemporary version (with full-color pictures) or the 1980s vintage version with the original black and white images.
So, basically it's a horror story-- you're stranded and happen upon a mansion where strange and terrifying things are happening. You must escape without being either killed by the various inhabitants of the house, or scared to death!
Thanks, Tin Man, for reviving a vibrant entertainment franchise that still holds its own today!
If you're listening, here are some more I'd like to see on the short list for future: Deathtrap Dungeon, City of Thieves, Citadel of Chaos, Forest of Doom, and the original, Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Keep up the good work!
All this is is a chose your own fate book, with monsters in it. There is very little of any 'game' aspect to this and in my opinion should really be in the books section not the apps. Disappointed and wanting a refund...