Author Jonathan Green shoots for a hatrick in his third exciting ACE gamebook adventure, Neverland – Here Be Monsters. After the success of funding Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland and The Wicked Wizard Of Oz, this newly launched Kickstarter project is already 40% funded in just 10 hours.
The book, part story part game, will see you play a survivor of the doomed Titanic ocean liner. When you come to, you find yourself washed up on the shores of a strange island packed with rampaging monsters a swashbuckling pirates. But what’s this…? Peter Pan?
Once again Jonathan weaves a popular child classic into a steampunk-style yarn, beautifully illustrated once again by the inks of popular artist Kev Crossley.
Why not check out this fantastic third book at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412864360/neverland-here-be-monsters and see those amazing rewards on offer, including being an official playtester!
I need to try and remain unbiased for this one as I was a play tester once again for Jonathan Green’s latest fairy tale/ steampunk/ gamebook adventure The Wicked Wizard Of Oz. This adventure sees us flying back over the rainbow in an extremely clever way, in that you can play as a regular goody Dorothy Gale, The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Lion or maybe two bonus characters the Wicked Witch Of The West or the Wonderful Wizard himself!
The basic premise is that an automaton “Wizard” has become self aware and is wreaking havoc through Oz with an intention of bursting into Kansas as well. Due to the sheer number of references needed to cater for six different heroes…the adventure doesnt seem to be as long as most Jonathon Green works such as Alices Nightmare In Wonderland, but he utilizes what is left very well giving us plenty of foes and places to explore and tasks to complete. One of the things I love about this book is that your hero gets to meet up with others along the way. Each hero has special abilities and The Pen Is Mightier choices will get you out of sticky situations when used appropriately.
Once again the incredible pen work of Kev Crossley is weaved into the pages to bring the world of Oz to life. Even upon seeing his preliminary sketches I was taken in by the dark steampunk styled sketching of tje four main heroes. These are not dancers and singers anymore, just mean looking action heroes.
To summarize this is Jonathan’s most ambitious project to date. Arriving just a month after estimated release, it was proofread by playtesters and professionals alike in order to get it perfect as can be. Now available on Amazon, I would recommend it to any fan of Baum’s classic tale or game books alike, in order to experience the evolution of a typical 400 reference static hero book into an 850 reference multiple choice hero book. Click HERE to get yours.
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.