Friday 20 July 2012

Fighting Fantasy Software Packs: an example of Fantasy medium crossover.

Take two different mediums, one book and one videogame and here's the Fighting Fantasy Software pack. 

Fighting Fantasy Software Packs were an interesting effort to promote two different mediums which contained similar contents. In fact both elements shared the gaming and fantasy component translated in different aesthetics and language. Additionally this project allowed people to get literate about the Puffin's game books and approach in the same time the new video game experience. 

Definitely a very interesting early attempt to combine two different mediums, which now look closer than they were before.


The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Software Pack, 1984

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Software Contents, 1984



  1. This is an interesting find -- I have the Kindle version of this which allows dice rolls, etc. within the "book" -

    1. Really interesting. I didn't know that the kindle version allowed dice rolls as well. In fairness I quite prefer the actual gamebooks at the actual videogames but the software packs are quite interesting anyway.

    2. For reasons the kindle is no longer available. Very weird.