Asmodee Digital to Publish Fighting Fantasy Legends

We at MeepleGamers love getting a chance to explore both new and classic tabletop in the digital space.  One of the current leaders in that endeavor is Asmodee Digital.  Without further ado, their announcement out of GAMA follows:

Asmodee Digital to Publish Nomad Games’ Fighting Fantasy Legends

 

PARIS — Mar. 14, 2018 — Asmodee Digital, the industry leader in digital board game entertainment, announced today that they have added Nomad Games’ Fighting Fantasy Legends to their ever-growing catalogue. Taking place in the Fighting Fantasy world of Titan — a monster-filled mythical world created by legendary authors Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone — Fighting Fantasy Legends is a card-based RPG that blends digital card game mechanics with interactive fiction. Players can find Fighting Fantasy Legends on Steam ($9.99/€9.99/£6.99), the App Store ($4.99/€5.49/£4.99), and Google Play ($5.49/€ 5.49/£4.99).

 

Based on three of the classic gamebooks City of Thieves, Citadel of Chaos, and The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Fighting Fantasy Legends has players traveling across the dangerous continent of Allansia facing rogues, monsters, and piecing together clues to solve cryptic quests. The adventurer must navigate various locations from across all three books to complete their goals. At each location there are deadly decks of cards to face, with potential danger at every turn. The hero must power up their dice, increasing their luck or adding to their skill to help maintain their stamina and survive the unyielding Fighting Fantasy world.

 

“We are huge fans of the Fighting Fantasy series and the folks at Nomad Games have done an excellent job at making a game that stays true to the lore” says Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital. “We’re honored to take over publishing responsibilities for such a storied universe, and we look forward to supporting Fighting Fantasy Legends for years to come.”

 

Ian Livingstone, co-creator of Fighting Fantasy, said, “In Fighting Fantasy Legends, Nomad Games have created a thrilling solo adventure by capturing the danger, detail and excitement of our gamebooks, re-imagining the experience for digital platforms. I’m delighted that Asmodee Digital will be publishing Fighting Fantasy Legends, leveraging their renowned expertise to take the game to new global audiences.”

 

Steve Jackson, co-creator of Fighting Fantasy said, “Ian and I are proud to have Asmodee publishing the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebook adventures. When I look at Asmodee Digital’s catalogue of e-boardgames, I find many of my own favorites, like Ticket to Ride. The Fighting Fantasy solo RPG series will fit comfortably into the existing range, but it’s not a straight conversion from the solo RPG format. Nomad developed an entirely new game design, creating an RPG card game in a style that fans have not seen before.”

 

Fighting Fantasy celebrated its 35th anniversary last year with the launch of Fighting Fantasy Legends. The game has been well-received by fans and critics alike with an average 4.5-star rating on the App Store and Google Play and “Mostly Positive” rating on Steam..

 

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About Asmodee Digital

Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Lexigo Rush, Story Cubes, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games.

 

About Nomad Games

Nomad Games is an independent video games developer and publisher based in Lymm, Cheshire. It was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience and a deep passion for digital gaming on PCs and mobile devices.   With a growing audience of over half a million players worldwide the team work with leading brands in the tabletop arena, including Games Workshop (Talisman and Talisman: The Horus Heresy), Alderac Entertainment Group (Smash Up), Asmodee (one of the fastest growing board game companies in the world) and Fighting Fantasy Legends a game based on re-imagining the iconic Fighting Fantasy game books by godfathers of the British Games Industry, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson.  

For more information visit www.nomadgames.co.uk

 

About Fighting Fantasy

Fighting Fantasy gamebooks were created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone in the 1980s. They were the first branching narrative books with a game system attached – hence the term ‘gamebook’. To date the series has sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide and has been published in over 35 languages. Set in worlds of monsters and magic, Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are ground-breaking in that they place the reader at the heart of the story, giving them control and giving them choice. They are books in which YOU are the Hero! Will you survive? For more information visit www.fightingfantasy.com

 

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