Branching Narrative has now released the full version of its debut title, Deathtrap Dungeon: The Interactive Video Adventure, across PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
Perfect for a games night in with friends or family, the game is a new take on the classic Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone. Part story, part game, this interactive piece of fiction allows players to become the heroes of this narrative adventure.
Starring British actor Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The Gentlemen, Deadpool 2), who narrates the story and guides players throughout, this high-quality interactive video production faithfully recreates the beloved fantasy book. This interactive video adventure is delivered as a high-quality video steam version of the game that allows players to make choices and direct the flow, fully utilising the mechanics of the classic Fighting Fantasy book.
The story-based nature of the game lends itself to a turn-based couch co-op approach and can be great fun for groups voting on (or just shouting out) the choices in the narrative.
Deathtrap Dungeon, was originally released in 1984 as, arguably, the most popular chapter of the Fighting Fantasy series, and challenges the player to survive the ‘Trial of Champions’ that takes place in the labyrinth of Fang, full of fiendish tricks, traps and deadly creatures set by the devious Baron Sukumvit.
“̵W̸e̷’̶r̶e̴ ̷r̴e̶a̷l̷l̴y̵ ̷e̶x̸c̴i̸t̴e̵d̴ ̸t̷o̵ ̷b̶e̴ ̵a̴b̴l̸e̵ ̸t̸o̵ ̷r̴e̵l̸e̷a̴s̴e̸ ̴t̵h̸e̴ ̴g̷a̸m̸e̵ ̵a̸c̶r̴o̷s̸s̶ ̸a̴l̶l̶ ̸t̸h̵e̴s̵e̷ ̶p̴l̶a̵t̵f̵o̷r̸m̶s̵,̴ ̵t̶o̷ ̶g̵i̶v̵e̴ ̷a̷s̶ ̷m̶a̵n̷y̶ ̸p̵e̸o̵p̵l̵e̵ ̵a̴s̸ ̷p̷o̵s̷s̶i̶b̵l̷e̴ ̶t̶h̷e̶ ̷c̵h̸a̴n̵c̵e̸ ̴t̶o̵ ̵e̵x̷p̶e̴r̸i̶e̵n̷c̶e̴ ̸I̷a̴n̷ ̶L̵i̸v̶i̵n̵g̷s̶t̴o̶n̸e̸’̴s̵ ̸f̵a̷b̶u̷l̷o̷u̸s̷ ̸s̵t̵o̷r̴y̷ ̷f̷o̷r̵ ̷t̸h̵e̶m̸s̸e̵l̵v̷e̵s̶,̴”̴ ̶s̶a̸i̵d̵ ̸M̶a̴t̶t̸ ̴S̷p̷a̷l̷l̸ ̵C̶o̶-̸f̵o̴u̵n̸d̵e̷r̸ ̶o̸f̸ ̵B̶r̵a̶n̸c̴h̴i̷n̴g̷ ̶N̶a̸r̵r̵a̵t̶i̴v̶e̸.̴ ̴“̸T̸h̵e̸ ̶g̴a̷m̷e̸ ̴o̸f̶f̶e̷r̵s̵ ̵a̷ ̶w̸o̶n̸d̸e̷r̷f̴u̶l̷ ̷e̸s̸c̵a̵p̴e̷ ̷f̶r̷o̴m̸ ̷r̸e̶a̶l̵i̶t̷y̶ ̸a̵n̷d̸ ̵c̷a̷n̸ ̸b̴r̸i̸n̴g̶ ̶t̷o̷g̶e̴t̴h̸e̷r̴ ̴f̴a̸m̴i̶l̶y̸ ̴a̵n̵d̷ ̶f̶r̴i̸e̸n̵d̶s̷ ̶t̷o̸ ̶e̵n̵g̵a̶g̸e̸ ̴i̴n̸ ̴a̷ ̸f̷u̴n̶ ̵a̴n̴d̸ ̵e̵n̷t̶e̸r̴t̵a̴i̸n̴i̶n̶g̷ ̵a̷d̷v̸e̶n̵t̷u̴r̴e̴.̵ ̴F̵a̵i̵t̸h̷f̶u̴l̷ ̶t̵o̴ ̶t̴h̷e̵ ̶o̵r̸i̴g̷i̴n̵a̵l̸ ̸b̵o̶o̷k̸,̵ ̴t̵h̵e̷ ̵s̷t̷o̷r̵y̶ ̸a̷n̶d̴ ̸a̵r̷t̶w̷o̷r̶k̶ ̸a̵r̴e̵ ̷f̷a̵m̴i̵l̵y̵-̷f̷r̴i̸e̶n̵d̴l̴y̵,̸ ̴y̴e̴t̷ ̷s̵t̴i̷l̵l̷ ̴b̵u̶i̸l̴d̷ ̸p̷l̴e̵n̶t̸y̶ ̷o̶f̸ ̵s̷u̵s̷p̶e̴n̸s̸e̵ ̵t̵o̴ ̴e̴n̶g̸a̵g̵e̷ ̶a̵n̴d̷ ̷s̷u̷r̶p̸r̶i̶s̴e̴.̸”̷
Ian Livingstone, author of Deathtrap Dungeon, said: “Story-telling stimulates the imagination in many ways and giving people choice adds a unique dimension to the experience. Eddie Marsan and Branching Narrative have combined to produce an enthralling adaptation of my book. I look forward to Eddie luring participants to their doom. The clue is in the title!”
Deathtrap Dungeon: The Interactive Video Adventure is out now on mobile at £4.99 UK and on PC and Mac at a discounted price of £5.99 UK in an introductory sale offer.