Lone Wolf Comes To Kindle


Software developers Worldweaver Ltd, based in Pinewood Studios UK, have just released the first title from the popular Lone Wolf gamebook series for the Kindle e-book reader.

“Flight from the Dark” was originally released in July 1984 and was the first book from Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf series. The books have been adapted to make use of the Kindle's computing abilities, handling the combat, scoring and inventory systems. The author has been closely involved in the adaptation to help keep the original atmosphere of the games on the new device.

“Having already established that the Kindle platform is perfect at enhancing the gamebook experience, we were very happy to secure the Lone Wolf series” said Chris Sterling, CEO of Worldweaver. “The books create such a rich and immersive world that they should appeal to both younger and older audiences, as well as to those of us who enjoyed them in paperback form back in the 1980s.”

The launch of this title on Kindle also coincides with the company’s release of the third book in the Fighting Fantasy Series of gamebooks, “Deathtrap Dungeon”, which has proven to be a very popular series adaption in the Kindle Store.

Work is already underway developing the next Lone Wolf book, “Fire on the Water”, with plans for a new book from the twenty eight book series to be released every two months. More information on the Lone Wolf series and other Kindle adaptations can be found at www.worldweaver.com/lonewolf


Editor’s notes

Lone Wolf is a series of 28 gamebooks, created by Joe Dever and initially illustrated (books 1-8) by Gary Chalk. The series began publishing in July 1984 and sold more than 10.2 million copies worldwide.

The story focuses on the fictional world of Magnamund, where the forces of good and evil fight for control of the planet. The protagonist is Lone Wolf, last of his caste of warrior monks known as Kai Lords. The book series is written in the second person and recounts Lone Wolf's adventures as if the reader is the main character. As Lone Wolf, the reader makes choices at regular intervals throughout the story which then change the course, and the final outcome, of the book.


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