YOU are Titan City's resident superhero in this interactive graphic novel! Fight crime and solve clues to discover FEAR's fiendish plot!
User reviews: Mixed (48 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

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"Showed at PAX East 2014 - Awesome comic-book-style gamebook adventure."
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August 3

Caverns of the Snow Witch Release!

Hi, Fighting Fantasy adventurers! To celebrate the release of Ian Livingstone's Caverns of the Snow Witch, ALL our Fighting Fantasy titles available on Steam are 50% off for this week!

And yes! This includes Caverns of the Snow Witch!

Thank you all so much for being awesome fans, and we look forward to bringing you more great gamebooks to play.

http://store.steampowered.com//app/324730

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May 13

Gamebook Adventures Now Available!

Hi everyone!

We've just released two of our Gamebook Adventures - An Assassin in Orlandes and Curse of the Assassin - on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/335460/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/335450/

Grab them individually, or together for a discounted price (the bundle is available on each game page). We hope you enjoy them!

Cheers,
Ben and the rest of the Tin Man Games team!

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Reviews

“There are loving references to real comics everywhere, the tone of the story is just right, and the presentation is stylish and energetic.”
4.5/5 – TouchArcade

“A bright, bold, and rather brilliant gamebook, Appointment with FEAR is a step in an interesting new direction.”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer

“It’s very, very replayable; you’ll get through your first game quickly and then find yourself diving in again straight away.”
9/10 – Starburst Magazine

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Feature List

  • Customize your character and costume!
  • Choose your gender for a fully customizable super hero!
  • Different super powers to choose from which give unique styles of play!
  • Awesome comic book stylized presentation! A graphic novel which you control!
  • Solve crimes by discovering clues and using your high-tech Crimewatch.
  • Over thirty supervillains to fight! Beat Tiger Cat, Chainsaw Bronski and more!

Appointment With FEAR has been created using Tin Man Games’ enhanced Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

  • Dyslexic friendly font support, to aid readers with dyslexia.
  • Hidden achievements to find throughout the gamebook.
  • Narrative-based combat! Watch the battle unfold as combatants trade quips!
  • FEAR cards, including special rare cards. Collect them all!
  • Advanced Checkpoint system easily allows you to jump to previously visited locations!
  • Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.

About This Game

As Titan City’s courageous and incorruptible champion of law and order, use your super powers to protect its innocent citizens from the danger and deviousness of a host of super-villains bent on taking over the world!

Travel back to the 1980s as a superpowered defender of justice in this all-new edition of Steve Jackson's Appointment With FEAR! This dynamic edition is stylized as an interactive graphic novel. Your choices guide you towards new villains, super dilemmas, and ultimately, the Titanium Cyborg himself!

Your mission is to discover the location of the top-secret FEAR meeting, capture the Titanium Cyborg and his cohorts and bring them to justice.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7.5+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I was looking for a less linear story. Different missions are given, however, only one path won't end in game over. Short and not very funny dialogue. Didn't really relate to my character (or any character), which is sad because that's what I look for when I'm customizing my own character. The art is good and so is the music, but not worth $10 or the time I spent trying to guess that perfect sequence of events that the game wanted me to follow so that I could end the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
i havnt read the original book. but i can safely say that this version does not draw you into the story like other fighting fantasy books. maybe its the way it was made with really short paragrahs at a time and made into the format of an actual comic it loses a lot of detail. i would recommend buying the actual book instead, which is what i will be doing now.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
I went into this without any experience in Game Books, but I was excited about it. I've always been a fan of choose your own adventure stories, and thought that this gameplay would add another dimension to that formula.

This ended up being something else altogether though. While the freedom to do as you wish is present, the punishment/reward system feels out of whack. My success seemed determined on my finding a specific set of clues, which would see me following a very specific direction in my story. Every other attempt I made, regardless of whether I saved the city and the civilians around me in each mini-encounter, the game would end part way through with everyone dying in a bomb blast.

I like the presentation and think the adaptation into a video game worked, just that the game book at the core that drags the experience down. I'm not sure if it's just this game book i have an issue with, or wheter it would extend to the whole platform/genre, but I'm not eager to try any others after having played this one. Whatever sense of exploration I wanted to feel was bogged down by a heavy sense of tediousness.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Let me start by saying that not only do I love Steve Jackson's gamebooks, I also love the (majority) of the tin man adaptations. With that out of the way, I did not enjoy this game. It was fun for a while, but it is to randomly dependant on you finding certain hints. If you even try a bit of divulging from the main hints, then everything screws up, and everyone dies. Most of these are fun because of the large amounts of branching paths, and the slow crawl of progress that you make as you learn to correct your mistakes. However, this instead has you repeat the same process over and over, never making more progress, just finding out the right puzzle pieces.
It was fun for a while, but not worth the $10. Buy it while it's on sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This is the PC version of an old choose-your-own-adventure book.

What might work as a book - pick one of the options at random and see what happens - is just terrible for a video game. You cannot control what happens to your character at all. You cannot go where you want to go, but only where the game currently allows you to go. Using you super powers doesn't work half of the time because - reasons?

You collect clues on your way through the adventures, which looks great at first. Until you realize that those clues are just there for looks, because you cannot use them when you need to. This is either a bug or terrible UI design.

The comic book style looks great at first, but it's just clunky and clicking through the dialog quickly becomes a chore.

On my third playthrough I used a walkthrough, but because it was intended for the physical book it asked me to use clues where I couldn't on the PC version. I won't bother to try again

Pros:
- Nice comic book look.
- The writing is ok.

Cons:
- Terrible UI
- You play the worst superhero ever.
- You cannot guess the right options unless you already know what will happen.
- Randomizing is unclear - what are my chances of succeeding in a fight? I'll never know.
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