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  • Summary: Nostalgia overload! Fighting Fantasy returns with Ian Livingstone's classic, The Forest of Doom.Take part in one of the classic gamebook experiences that introduced a whole generation to fantasy role-playing games! Computer gaming was in its infancy and it was the early days of tabletop RPGs when The Forest of Doom exploded into bookshops in the early 80s, proudly displaying Iain McCaig's iconic cover.You can relive the adventures in Darkwood Forest on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, lovingly updated for digital devices. Presented in full colour with realistic physics-based dice rolling for battles, auto-mapping, an auto-updated adventure sheet and stat keeping.Writer, Ian Livingstone, was one of the co-founders of Games Workshop and has continued to have a distinguished career in both tabletop gaming and video games. He is currently the Life President of Eidos, recently overseeing the release of the latest Tomb Raider game.Cover artist, Iain McCaig, has an extensive print and film portfolio, and is probably best known for designing Padmé Amidala and Darth Maul for The Phantom Menace!** FEATURES **• 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!• NEW Auto-mapping! Never get lost in Darkwood Forest.• Iain McCaig's famous cover animated and brought to life.• Malcolm Barter's classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of the high-resolution retina displays.• Fantastic new cover artwork to unlock!• Achievements to find throughout the gamebook with full Game Center connectivity.The Forest of Doom has been brought to iOS using Tin Man Games’ critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:• Universal iOS support. Buy the app once and it works on all your devices!• Read the book horizontally or vertically on your iPad.• An automated Adventure Sheet to keep track of stats and inventory.• Realistic physics based dice rolling. Shake your iOS device!• 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!• Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.Tin Man Games have signed a licensing deal to release the Fighting Fantasy series on iOS, so expect to see more of your favourite adventure gamebooks appearing on the App Store!Coming Soon... The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Deathtrap Dungeon, City of Thieves, Citadel of Chaos, Appointment with F.E.A.R. and more! Collapse
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  1. Jun 24, 2013
    Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom is a throwback to a much simpler way of gaming. If you’re in the mood for a short, fun, brilliantly told and expertly illustrated gaming experience, then you’ll be in geek heaven here.
  2. Jun 11, 2013
    It’s the storytelling and artwork of Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom that shines through the most, however.
  3. Jun 14, 2013
    Whether you're a long-standing admirer of the original books or a complete newcomer, Forest of Doom is role-playing adventure at its finest, and comes back with delicious fan service to boot.
  4. Jun 30, 2013
    If you're looking for a game long on play, this might not be for you. For fans of game books, though, this one is a no-brainer.
  5. Jul 29, 2013
    FoD is a welcome return to a near timeless classic. [Sept 2013, p.81]
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    The Forest of Doom is actually pretty good, and packs in some nice extras including achievements, an extensive art gallery that catalogs your encounters, a history of the Fighting Fantasy series and the story behind The Forest of Doom. The biggest knock against it is simply that it lacks sophistication.