Crysis 2 and Syndicate Writer Richard Morgan Launches New Dark Fantasy Gamebook Series Today
Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, with Liber Primus Games, indie developer and creator of gamebook series Narborion Saga, today released their joint project – an addictive multiplayer gamebook, the first of its kind, set in the world of award-winning novelist and Crysis 2 and Syndicate writer Richard Morgan’s Sword and Sorcery trilogy A Land Fit for Heroes. This grim fantasy title which represents the first book in the trilogy is now available on the Play Store for Android devices, App Store for iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Amazon for Kindle Fire. Steam for Windows PC will launch closer to Christmas in late December.
“I am delighted to announce that the ‘Land Fit for Heroes’ gamebook is now out.” said author Richard Morgan, “It’s great to see the world I created for these books come to fresh life in a digital game-book format. I think all fantasy fans are going to appreciate having the power in their hands to choose the destiny of these new characters and to explore the world beyond the limits of the original story.”
A Land Fit for Heroes is a gripping story of three wholly new characters and a sequence of bloodthirsty events steeped in mystery and gore. It is not your average gamebook; A Land Fit for Heroes is darker and deeper than the gamebook norm, explicit in matters of both sex and violence, targeted primarily at a mature audience. The main characters are not traditional heroes but outcasts with scarred souls and murky pasts. This is a story and character design with a truly dark twist; readers may be shocked but they will still be enthralled by Morgan’s rich and mysterious dark fantasy tapestry, presented in a fresh and entirely unique format.
In another first for the gamebook format players will get to choose not only the acts but the sexual orientation of their chosen character, a facet which reflects the diverse character traits and personal choices made by characters in the novels.