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Fighting Fantasy IP secured for Make Something Unreal contest

Four books from series to serve as inspiration for app making contest

Four books from the seminal Fighting Fantasy series have been selected to serve as inspiration for the Make Something Unreal development competition run by Epic and Train2Game.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The Citadel of Chaos, Deathtrap Dungeon and Armies of Death are the four books available, with each team picking one each to base their app on. The four winners will be granted a deal to publish their games to the App Store.

Each team will have to conform to professional IP management and milestone expectations and will be guided by an industry mentor.

Entries will be finished and presented on stage at the Gadget Show Live at Birmingham's NEC between April 10-15, 2012.

The Fighting Fantasy series was co-created by Eidos president for life Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson.

"Steve Jackson and I are delighted to see our Fighting Fantasy gamebooks being developed as iOS games by new teams of talented and enthusiastic students," said Livingstone.

"It will be really interesting to see how our IP will be captured and interpreted for the iOS platform. This competition is a great way to showcase the creative talent of a new generation. The evolving games industry is constantly on the lookout for design innovation and new ways of playing. I am really looking forward to playing one of my books as a game."

All entries for the competition will use Epic's Unreal Development Kit for iOS, a free version of the full SDK. The winning team will win a full commercial licence for iOS development using Unreal Engine 3.