Category Archives: FightingFantasy.net News

Updates

Well, I don’t know where to begin with updating you on the work that has been completed and is in development since my last News update in October. Hopefully you will be a signed up member and can see the new features yourself. Here’s what I can remember off the top of my head:

  • The Randomizer is available to both visitors and members
  • The Randomizer is badly named as it also converts an entire text document of an adventure to references for you, and can save them to your book automatically, and can convert to PDF or HTML also
  • I am working on easy to use ABML buttons in the adventure editor so you don’t have to keep looking up how each tag works when coding an adventure
  • The GraphViz creator now includes extra checkers for you such as 1) Orphan checker 2) Dangly Link checker and 3) Dead End checker, making it a very powerful tool for checking the validity of your adventure before publishing on or off the site
  • Illustrations (and the associated <img> tag) are now included and operational, though you can only use existing uploaded images or must contact me with yor illustrations for your adventures at this time for obvious reasons
  • The latest new online adventure is The Altimer (our first test bed for illustrations – read and enjoy, especially the inline image puzzle! (also adapted for blind readers)), courtesy of Samuel Isaacson, which is a taster of his fully published work available on Amazon as either a digital download or printed book. I have in fact entered the entire adventure but you will find the game ends at a ‘choke-point’ in the adventure flow. If you are an author of a published work and would like to try this facility to promote your published work please contact me

Some minor other updates have been executed making fightingfantasy.net more friendly oh and we have a new artwork additions to the login page you may have noticed courtesy of mega-fan James ‘Kailo Monkey’ Kail and no less than Fighting Fantasy illustrator himself Mike Tenebrae!

Lastly my next major feature is likely to be image-map enablement – as there are a number of comic style CYOA’s I am in the process of acquiring permissions to use – you *might* know of DiceMan, a 2000 A.D. comic (that’s basically Judge Dredd for all you that need to know) which is a gamebook style comic – well basically there are some authors out there with comic adventures looking for online interactivity – and of course I am not one to shy from a challenge like that! So, watch out and keep your eyes on fightingfantasy.net for more news… 🙂

FightingFantasy.Net 2019 Gamebook Forum!

Do you want your gamebook featured on this site?
For years readers have been enchanted by the literary storm that swept through the 80s. Perhaps you remember finding Armies of Death in the library and wondering what it was? With curiosity, you cracked open the book and found a grim world full of orcs, demons, and evil overlords and found that with the help of 6 sided dice, you have become the hero?
Since Fighting Fantasy many fans have written amateur adventures for fun and published some of their very own. Once all the Lone Wolf, Choose Your Own Adventure, and Fighting Fantasy gamebooks were won over, you looked for games ranging in all genres from horror, romance, erotica, parodies, comedy, historical, and fantasy. This is where the start of amateur adventures begin and websites dedicated to them begin.
Recently, fightingfantasy.net has started up a new community with categories in gamebook topics. We are looking forward to updates on any new stuff from YOU – the writers and the readers. The forum is here for all ages to join and it’s FREE. Come down, have a pint, and talk with old friends and new friends.

Unpublished Dead Adventures

I have UnPublished a number of Community Adventures that were plainly experiemental and abandoned.  Please do not Publish your work until you feel itis worth really taking a look at by others.  If you wish to test the development state of your Work In Progress please remember to use the Your Books tab of the main play interface.

Donation Buttons For Writers

I have now implemented Paypal Donation Buttons that will send cash direct to Authors.  Please note if you are an Author of an Existing Community adventure you can edit your Book Details to add your Paypal Address, or, if you are an author of a Hosted adventure, please contact me direct with your Paypal address so that I may add it to the Book Details myself.

Custom Images for Facebook Sharing

You may now have a custom image associate with your Gamebook for sharing on Facebook. At this time I cannot realistically allow you to upload your own willy-nilly (too many scumbags out there to risk it tbh, until I get a screening process in place), however if you have written a gamebook here and have an image you want associate with your work please contact me by mail or the contact form or our FB page etc. and I will associate the picture manually.

Aplogies to existing Authors who have now seen their Share numbers vanish – the truth is the Sharing code was abysmally written (I think I was stoned) and had to have the guts ripped out of it to get the custom images working properly (and code tidied up). It ought to remain unchanged from now on.

Some New Features

1) Text to Speech is available on all game pages now.

2) You may now restart your adventure immediately upon reaching the Credits page (e.g. if you abandon or fail you don’t have to scroll all through the list to find the same adventure again).

3) Oscars Android App for fightingfantasy.net is available from the Home Menu

Enjoy 🙂

p.s. I am working on an adventure by Tammy Badowski for you, currently I am at the data input stage, I *hope* to have it complete before the FFF3…