Choose-your-own adventure fans have another crucial decision to make today, as games based on Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy
book series are being pulled from the iOS marketplace tomorrow.
On August 14, licenses held by developer Big Blue Bubble will expire, requiring the games be removed from sale on all iOS devices. The choose-your-own adventure/RPG titles affected by the expiration date are: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
, Deathtrap Dungeon
, Citadel of Chaos
, and City of Thieves
Speaking with Eurogamer
last week, Big Blue Bubble said the original agreement made was for a specific amount of time and time has run out. "I am not aware of the apps being picked up or ported by anyone else," the dev said.
Gamebook Adventures dev Tin Man Games will handle the franchise going forward and will launch Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies
later this month. It's unclear if this situation would have been remedied had Big Blue decided to turn to Page 27.