A curious thing happened to me yesterday (actually, two things, but the other one was at work and need not detain us here). I was having a think about what I'd like to blog about, and one of the items high on my list was the 1998 Eidos computer game for PC and PlayStation, Deathtrap Dungeon.
I was going to bemoan the fact that although I own copies of both versions of the game, I have never been able to play it, as by the time I got hold of the PC version it was incompatible with current operating systems and I'd never owned a PlayStation (and presumably the same problem would hold for that). So I was going to talk about all the interesting goodies that came along with the game, the official strategy guides to it by Prima, and how it would be great one day to see a conversion of the game for modern PCs.
Anyway, I was having a look at the Official Fighting Fantasy website yesterday evening to see if there was anything new in the world of FF, and I spotted news from the 12th October that the game has been made available by Steam for play on modern PCs (unfortunately not Macs, as Alex/Gallicus (@ffantazine), editor of Fighting Fantazine has pointed out)! For a fee of £4.99 it can be downloaded and played (you need to be online whilst playing). Brilliant! At long last I can enjoy the madness that is Deathtrap Dungeon as imagined by Eidos and can experience it through the eyes of the brutal barbarian Chaindog or the deadly amazon Red Lotus (though up till now I keep dying on the first level...). I'll post some more on the game as I get to know it better, and will put together something on the various extras that came with the original games at some point soon too.