Well, its arrived and all in time for #Christmas. Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland by #JonathanGreen, my special edition. For those of you whom haven’t heard, it is a new adventure for #Alice who is now 11 years old. You as the reader take on the role of Alice and decide which actions she takes to proceed to the next part of the story in this epic game book with a #steampunk twist and #KevCrossley brings #Wonderland to life with his incredible illustrations.
This is an ideal Christmas present or general buy for anybody who loves reading, adventures, games and of course the #LewisCarroll classic #AliceInWonderland. Seek and aquire and maybe you’ll see old Jams name mentioned within its pages. If that isn’t a selling point…what is? 😉
Congratulations Jon , hope to see you in 2016!
Well yesterday evening I spent the best part of four hours play testing Jonathan Green’s latest gamebook, Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland. I must say I was rather impressed with how the book has turned out. After dodging a dead link early on in the adventure ( only thanks to seeing Jonathan a couple of weeks ago), I became more and more engrossed in the gameplay as it became more and more scary as she proceeded through Wonderland. He has cleverly interwoven some basic combat rules similar to Fighting Fantasy, and added a more fearsome environment without going over the top and segregating younger readers whom would be fans of the original work by Lewis Carroll. I faced one death and two failed attempts due to lack of needed items before reaching the end.
The game play mechanic seems to work fine, however I shall be playing alternate decisions and proof reading previously unused references over the weekend.
Great work Mr Green. Cannot wait for the final product and hope I’m dodoing good 😉
Today was a busy day in #Lincoln with #TheAsylum annual #steampunk festival in full swing. Each and every one of the participants from all over the world looked splendid. Amid the population surge of costumed chaos … Jonathan Green, author of several Fighting Fantasy books was giving a talk about his up and coming gamebook Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland. As a kickstarter backer of this project, it was too much of an opportunity to miss meeting him and even having a little playthrough of the first draft with the other guests. Whereas Fighting Fantasy readers would use Skill, Stamina and Luck to determine the major outcomes of the adventure… I can let you know there will be a similar technique but also with a Sanity characteristic.
As he read out umpteen sections and the audience made votes to decide which route Alice took, I felt it was my turn to speak up. ‘Drink the liquid’ I called out with a freeing excitement. Low and behold this action took us to a previously unnoticed editing fault. Trust me to be the first proof reader! A slightly embarrassed but giggling Jonathan then took questions from the attendees before a signing out in the main hall.
Fighting Fantasy fans may be wondering if there shall ever be another FFF. I can reveal that this is a topic that isn’t forgotten and has been pitched to Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. Remain vigilant fellow FF fans… it might happen!
Thanks for the meet Jonathan, always a pleasure.
Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland is a new Kickstarter project by popular British author Jonathan Green. This new work will not be a novel but a gamebook, reminiscent of such works as Choose Your Own Adventure or Fighting Fantasy. You will doubtlessly take on the role of Alice, and make key decisions to decide the outcome of her fate.
As this is a Kickstarter project, you are invited to help make a pledge towards the cost of production in return for rewards such as a signed copy of the book, or even your name credited within its pages. If you are interested and wish to find out more, click here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412864360/alices-nightmare-in-wonderland
Jam with Jonathan at FFF2014
Jonathan Green successfully produced You Are The Hero via Kickstarter in 2014, and is the author of many books including the Pax Britannia novels.