Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Game Series Continues on Android
[MobilePRwire] – Begin a new adventure or pick up where you left off in this acclaimed narrative game on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore
The acclaimed Sorcery! adventure game series continues for Android today with its second installment, “Kharé: Cityport of Traps,” released as a £3.00 / $5.00 download on Google Play and Amazon’s Appstore. Developed by inkle with input from author Steve Jackson, the Sorcery! games are popular mobile adventures are based on the equally popular Fighting Fantasy gamebooks of the 1980s.
The Sorcery! games are highly flexible interactive narratives that write themselves around players’ choices. Whether you journeyed through the Shamutanti Hills in the first installment or are brand new to the adventure, the enigmatic Kharé beckons in Sorcery! Part 2. Secrets, traps, and trickery abound in this bustling cityport where restless citizens and a brutal army are about to come to blows. Kharé’s locations change as day shifts to night and even your smallest decisions impact the story, so choose your path wisely. Even if you do reach the locked gate at the far end of the city, it will only open for those who uncover Kharé’s most ancient secrets.
With more than 300,000 words (twice the content of the first game) and nearly 10,000 choices to make, Sorcery! Part 2 can be played and replayed with unique outcomes each time. In a feature unique to Part 2, you can challenge the townspeople in Swindlestones, a dice game based on lies and deceit that yields clues to Kharé’s traps and enigmas. A detailed 3D street map with additional interior insets of key buildings lets you explore the city inside and out, plus there are over 30 monsters to fight with swords or fists, gorgeous illustrations by John Blanche, and a 3D spellcasting system.
To date, the Sorcery! games have had more than 150k downloads on iOS and Android combined. Sorcery! Part 2 has an average 88% review score on Metacritic and a perfect 5-star user rating on the App Store. Following the series’ Android debut in March, the first Sorcery! game has also been well received by Android users and was an editor’s choice pick on both Google Play and Amazon.
The epic will continue later this year with Sorcery! Part 3 planned to release for both iPhone/iPad and Android before the end of 2014. To learn more about inkle’s Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! games, visit http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery.
inkle is a two-man game studio that specializes in interactive narrative. Founded in Cambridge U.K. by Joseph Humfrey and Jon Ingold, their massively branching story games have been front page on the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, and topped the Metacritic charts on release. Their mobile work has been called “brilliantly designed”, “ground-breaking”, “beautiful”, “amazing”; while their free-to-use inklewriter website, that allows anyone to write and share their own branching stories, has won education awards and is used in schools all over the world.
Before founding inkle, Ingold was a lead game designer for Sony, and the author of over a dozen interactive fiction games. Humfrey has designed and developed titles for all the major consoles in a career with PlayStation, Microsoft, and legendary studio Rare. His independent games have appeared everywhere from the App Store to Virgin Atlantic. Learn more at http://www.inklestudios.com.
Their next release will be 80 Days for iOS – globe-spanning, multiplayer, real-time, replayable interactive fiction.
About Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson is co-founder with Ian Livingstone of the massively successful UK chain Games Workshop, and co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy series that sold over 25 million copies in 27 countries worldwide. He also co-founded Lionhead Studios with Peter Molyneux, and is now Professor of Game Design at Brunel University.