Did you know… Joe started as a classical musician and later joined Virgin Music where he worked with artists like Frank Zapper, Peter Gabriel and The Sex Pistols. He was also the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Championship of America in 1982.
Lone Wolf was originally created by Joe Dever in 1984 and Flight from the Dark sold over 100,000 copies in its first month of release. This book changed the way many of us thought about fantasy adventures as for the first time in a “Choose Your Own Path” story you could progress your character from book to book.
Joe went on to write a further 28 adventure books selling more than 12 million copies in total. The 30th book has recently been completed by his son, Ben, and Vincent Lazzari based on extensive notes Joe left after his death in 2016 and there are two more planned to complete the full series.
Joe was even looking at location-based games back in 2002 (when he was on the games team for the UK mobile operator Three).
In 1984 Joe Dever’s seminal work, Lone Wolf “Flight From The Dark” was released. This book changed the way many of us thought about fantasy adventures as for the first time in a “Choose Your Own Path” story you could progress your character from book to book. The series has sold more than 9 million copies world-wide.
Joe started his career working as a music engineer but played a major role working at Games Workshop in the early years of Fantasy Gaming including working on classic tabletop games like the original Talisman.
VisionizAR (https://www.visionizar.com) is led by Rene Batsford and Adam Kulick working with Ben Dever, son of the late Joe Dever, the creator of Lone Wolf. Ben has inherited the series and, together with Vincent Lazzari, is working to complete the saga by writing the final three books of the 32-book series based on detailed notes left to him by his father. The founders are supported by a team of experienced game developers and Lone Wolf experts.