Today Tin Man Games, the company best known for its Gamebook Adventures and Fighting Fantasy adaptations, has released Steve Jackson’s classic superhero gamebook, Appointment with F.E.A.R., in a new and exciting digital comic book format where the player gets to choose the path of the story.
Designing their own super-powered defender of justice in Titan City, the player makes choices that guide them towards new villains, super dilemmas and, ultimately, the Titanium Cyborg and the F.E.A.R. meeting. Unlike the nearly thirty year old gamebook, players can now customise their character choosing superpower, gender, looks, costume design and, most importantly, their supername!
The interactive graphic novel also allows the player to collect F.E.A.R. cards by defeating supervillains and being awarded hero points for acts of valour. If an iOS or Android player has multiple copies of a card, these can be swapped with other friends via Facebook. By making clever decisions during the adventure the reader also increases the possibility of getting rare cards. The Steam version of the game features Steam Trading Card support.
Appointment with F.E.A.R. follows the life of the superhero across a handful of days as they deal with their everyday normal life, whilst saving the citizens of Titan City from over thirty supervillains using narrative based combat, which unfolds as the combatants trade quips. The aim is to collect vital clues and information that lead to the arrest of these villains and discovering the location of the F.E.A.R. meeting.
The game also features a dyslexic-friendly font to make it more accessible. Players can choose the ‘OpenDyslexic’ typeface which increases readability for players with dyslexia.
Appointment with F.E.A.R. is available to buy for $2.99 (USD) on the iOS App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. It is also available to buy for PC, Mac and Linux on The Humble Store and Steam for $5.99, launching with a 20% reduction for one week.