What is it about?
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For those who...
- It’s perfect for fans of choose-your-own-adventure books.
Not for those who...
- It’s a gamebook, so you’re not exactly in for some fast-paced gameplay. Not only that, even if you do get hooked, this is only the first chapter. The next installment will cost you when it arrives in the App Store.
Why we love it
If you’re a fan of science fiction, this gamebook will keep you hooked. It’s about as accessible as gamebooks come, but offers rich storytelling and engaging dice combat gameplay to satisfy hardcore fans.
App Store Description
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A thrilling journey across the darkest regions of space.
"This could be the digital adventure you've been waiting for." -- Pocket Gamer (Silver Award)
"Gruesome charm and adrenaline infusing action" -- PocketMeta
"Its art is absolutely fantastic. Super atmospheric, and very well put together. I love the audio." - Don't forget a towel (9.25/10)
"High replay value with its divergent narratives." -- App Advice
"Overall verdict: great, great, great." -- Lloyd of Gamebooks
The smash-hit choose-your-own-adventure book from acclaimed science fiction writer Kyle B. Stiff becomes an epic gamebook on iPhone and iPad. Set out on a thrilling journey across the darkest regions of space to save the remnants of humanity from invading aliens in a grand saga that puts you in control of the story.
A POWERFUL STORY THAT YOU CONTROL
While cut off from your unit, you discover your allies are being tracked down by the alien invaders that have overrun our solar system. Only you can save them.
On your journey you’ll meet the worst that the galaxy has to offer, and it will be up to you to choose how to deal with them. Do you help out those who have given up the fight? Or do you take shortcuts and gun down anyone in your way? As you learn how to fight the invaders you’ll gain new skills, but limited resources will make it impossible to save everyone.
The first part of Kyle B. Stiff’s legendary adventure gamebook series has been brought to life as never before by developer Cubus Games in this official Heavy Metal Thunder game for iOS. Get read for the ride of your life as you become the hero of your very own story.
* A new evolution in the choose-your-own-adventure gamebook genre
* A powerful, yet accessible sci-fi plot, packed with diverse characters
* Rich, branching narrative that offers huge replay value
* Brand new artwork from renowned illustrator Marc Gonzalez
* Full soundtrack with sound effects and a vibrant atmosphere
* The first part of an epic series
Get ready to bring on the thunder.
** WARNING **
Undesired performance may occur on iPad1 (or early iPod generations) due to memory issues
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“Easily the most engrossing book I've read in years. It's a near perfect throwback to the 'choose your own adventure' styled books.”
“This gamebook is absolutely brilliant. The scifi setting is highly detailed and well thought out.”
“Heavy Metal Thunder is, by far, the greatest book I have ever read.”
“...it's a long, extremely well-written story with tons of choices. Very re-playable.”
-- Pocket Gamer (Silver Award)
"The kind of deathly sci-fi that you’ll enjoy if you liked Dead Space or the frightening moments of desperation in Gravity."
"Heavy Metal Thunder is a cruel and unforgiving gamebook. It bashes you against the debris of space over and over, and is happy to leave you at the mercy of all manner of terrors."
"The whole thing is presented brilliantly. The skill check and fighting interface in particular makes tapping the screen to stop some dice feel surprisingly futuristic."
"It's refreshingly grim, and manages to keep you entertained throughout its hefty running time."
"Fans of the genre thirsting for something a little darker should definitely give it a look."
-- Pocket Tactics
"A big sweeping pulp sci-fi story of impossible odds and encroaching insanity."
"I had a lot of fun with Heavy Metal Thunder, and look forward to future installments."