Recently Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, and Liber Primus Games, creator of the game-book series known as Narborion Saga, released a new joint project. This project is an addictive cross-platform multiplayer game-book (the first of its kind) set in Richard Morgan’s Sword and Sorcery trilogy’s world, and is called A Land Fit for Heroes.
This title has been available since the beginning of November for Android and Apple mobile devices, as well as Amazon. Today, however, marks the debut of the game-book on Itch and Amazon for Windows PC.
Richard Morgan commented on this release, stating, “I am pleased to announce that the Land Fit for Heroes game-book is now available on Windows PC. The idea is to make this experience accessible for players on the go as well as those who prefer to enjoy it in the comfort of a bigger screen. I’m blown away to see how the digital format allows multiple players to immerse themselves in a single shared experience, and that’s all going on inside a world I dreamed up.”
Here’s a quick description of the title, for those interested:
A Land Fit for Heroes is a gripping story of three wholly new characters and a sequence of bloodthirsty events steeped in mystery and gore. It is not your average game-book; A Land Fit for Heroes is darker and deeper than the game-book norm, explicit in matters of both sex and violence, targeted primarily at a mature audience. The main characters are not traditional heroes but outcasts with scarred souls and murky pasts. This is a story and character design with a truly dark twist; readers may be shocked but they will still be enthralled by Morgan’s rich and mysterious dark fantasy tapestry, presented in a fresh and entirely unique format.
In another first for the game-book format players will get to choose not only the acts but the sexual orientation of their chosen character, a facet which reflects the diverse character traits and personal choices made by characters in the novels.