Digital Gamebooks, Art Commissions and Firetop Scale!
Hello backers and adventurers-to-be!
Digital Gamebooks on PC/Mac/Linux
By now, assuming you responded to our recent survey, you will have received your PC/Mac/Linux versions of either Caverns of the Snow Witch, Appointment with FEAR, The Forest of Doom or Starship Traveller. If you were a backer of the PIRANHA tier or higher, you will have received all four.
As a bonus, because we distribute our games through Humble, you may have noticed that there was also an Android version included. This is an extra, outside of what we originally offered in Kickstarter. So, if you use an Android smart phone or tablet, you have succeeded in your LUCK roll!
(NOTE: There are no bonus versions for iOS users. Apple don't distribute through Humble sadly)
House of Hell BONUS!
In just a few days we'll be releasing Steve Jackson's House of Hell on to Steam! As you may remember, this means that backers of the ROCK GRUB tier and higher will also receive this game too. If that was you, keep an eye on your inbox over the next few days.
We're really excited to be working with Russ Nicholson and looking forward to see his initial concept sketches. We can reveal that one of the images will include Sindla, Titan’s Goddess of Luck, and a brand new monster that has made Firetop Mountain its home since the dwarves left. This latter creature was once bound by the dwarves to work the forges, so it may be a little bit angry!
We've also commissioned some new digital miniatures, one of our stretch goals, which include Haldar Eriksson, Ophelia Lapwing and Vignor Firestorm. Fighting Fantasy fans will recognise these heroes as the pre-generated player characters that accompanied the Wizard series 2 edition of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain paperback. These miniatures will be available to backers of the ORC GUARD tier and above.
The Scale of Firetop Mountain
It's been a while since we released any images of Firetop Mountain itself so we thought we would highlight just how big a scale we are looking to implement for the interiors. Below is a shot looking from the "Dwarven Halls" across the river to the "Domain of the Dead". Notice how small the digital miniature is!
While the fixed camera in the final game may not show the full extent of the scale shown in this screenshot, it does mean we have a lot of space and scale to play with. Here is another shot with the camera set a lot closer to the figurine, which also gives you some detail of the "Domain of the Dead" entrance too.
See the water caustics on the wall? Those are fully animated too to give that cave-like, underground water-system ambiance!
(NOTE: These are obviously work-in-progress screens and show unfinished graphics. The final art may differ from what is shown here.)
We are introducing a major new character into Firetop Mountain who will be integral to the way new playable characters will be introduced into the world. Ian and Steve have granted us permission to include her and it's safe to say that she'll be shaking things up a little in Allansia! But we need help from YOU. At some point in the next week we'll be running a poll on our Tin Man Games facebook page as to what to name her. Come and join us on our TMG page and keep an eye out for the poll.
May Gerath Yaztromo not turn you into a frog!
The Tin Man Games team