15 October 2015
Victoria's Tin Man Games, developers of digital gamebooks and interactive fiction, have announced a landmark partnership with Games Workshop to adapt a celebrated gamebook for iOS, Android, PC, Mac and Linux platforms.
Games Workshop is the world's largest producer of miniature soldiers
and associated models, a UK-based company with retail outlets in the
United States, Australia, China and Japan. In addition to producing
miniatures, Games Workshop develops novels and gamebooks to facilitate
complex gameplay with the miniature characters.
Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion is a new gamebook in Games Workshop's wildly successful Warhammer 40,000 Path To Victory series. Instead of a paper book, it will be released as a digital program, adapted for multiple platforms by Victorian company Tin Man Games.
Appealing to devotees of the Warhammer 40,000 series, Tim Man Games founder Neil Rennison said, "We really wanted the player to feel like they were in the 40k universe, so we made the decision to turn your phone, tablet or computer into an Imperial Cogitator. Not only are the players manipulating the archive of Brother Nabor's mission, but when they encounter the myriad of lifeforms on the space hulk, the cogitator turns into a holographic combat simulator which brings the player face-to-face with the xenos horrors!"
Tin Man Games is an independent games developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They are best known for their digital adaptations of the Fighting Fantasy series and have developed a large number of licensed digital gamebooks, across many mobile and desktop platforms.
Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion will be available to
download from the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for
Android at the end of September 2015. It will also be available on Steam
and the Humble Store later in the year.
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