Los Angeles, CA - November 1, 2007 - Legacy Interactive announced today that Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals has shipped for PC/MAC. At the same time the original veterinarian simulation experts announced a second animal doctor game, Farm Vet, will be available on PC at retail in early December. Vivendi Games is distributing both titles at retail in North America.
The reality-based Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is the follow-up to the 2005 hit Zoo Vet and has already garnered a coveted 2007 Editor's Choice Award from the Children's Technology Review. Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals features 30 scenarios created by real life veterinarians in which players treat 20 different endangered animals including a lion, elephant and panda in situations ranging from setting an eagle's broken wing to saving a crocodile that has swallowed a penny. Three levels of play teach animal lovers about actual medical tools, animal statistics, vet techniques and true-to-life zoo maladies while trivia, memory and hidden object mini-games help unlock nearly 100 beautiful photos and video segments provided by the African Wildlife Foundation, which benefits from a portion of the game's proceeds.
"By including conservation information and scenarios in Zoo Vet that address real-life animal endangerment issues, we hope to spread AWF's message to a whole new audience. We love what the African Wildlife Foundation does and believe that their work is incredibly important. Collectively, our customer community can do good in a big way!" said Legacy Interactive CEO Ariella Lehrer.
Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is rated E 10+ and is available at retail outlets for an estimated retail price of U.S. $19.99. A downloadable PC version is expected to be available at www.legacygames.com early next year.
In the real-time 3D Farm Vet simulation game, players will take on the role of a veterinarian's apprentice, working hard to build a thriving farm and learn enough to become a full-fledged veterinarian. Animals will not just need to be medically treated, but also fed, played with and loved. The farm starts out with only a few buildings and animals, growing dramatically as players master cases and tasks in mission-based gameplay. Farm-specific mini-games such as collecting eggs, sheep herding, horse training, and milking cows add to the fun. As with Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals, real veterinarians contributed the 40 animal care cases encountered in Farm Vet, including coming to the aid of a cow that has choked on an apple and treating a newborn lamb with a nursing problem.
About the African Wildlife Foundation
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF's programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa's people. Since its inception AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted partnerships with the private sector for ecotourism to benefit local African communities as a means to improve livelihoods, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation - all to ensure the survival of Africa's unparalleled wildlife heritage. AWF is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kenya with offices in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Washington, DC, and Zambia and is a registered 501®(3) in the United States. Visit www.awf.org to learn more about the work of the African Wildlife Foundation.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive is a developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is well known for its TV-branded games, such as Law & Order and The Apprentice, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy's online casual game portal at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share playlists of their favorite games. Legacy has ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with a number of companies, including Vivendi Games, Universal Studios, Ubisoft, Mindscape, Majesco Entertainment, and Scholastic. Legacy Interactive can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games ( www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra is the owner of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, SWAT, Leisure Suit Larry, and Ground Control. Vivendi Games also includes Vivendi Mobile Games and Sierra Online divisions. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.