Mindscape Teams Up With London Zoo
London Zoo to endorse new Mindscape game - Zoo Vet
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June 27, 2005 - Mindscape UK announced today that the new PC game, Zoo Vet, is recommended by the top attraction London Zoo. The educational sim-style game is coming to PC/CD-ROM in the UK and is due to be released on the 22nd July 2005.
Zoo Vet is developed by Legacy Interactive, a world leader in Real Life GamesTM for CD-ROM and the Internet, and is published by Mindscape. Legacy Interactive are also responsible for the up and coming PC game, ER and previously the Law and Order game series. Zoo Vet, suitable for children aged 8 plus, is a fun and original way of learning about animals and how to care for them.
Mindscape is delighted that London Zoo has agreed to recommend the game. "Publishing quality kids games is a key strategy for Mindscape UK", commented Jean-Pierre Nordman, president of Mindscape International. "We are thrilled that such a prestigious organisation as London Zoo have agreed to a endorse Zoo Vet. It's a fun educational game, that has already had great reviews in other territories, such as the US and Europe."
London Zoo is part of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to conservation and education. "We are pleased to be associating with Mindscape with the Zoo Vet game. We feel it is original and informative and works in harmony with London Zoo and it's visitors", remarked Caroline George, of London Zoo. "Our team have worked through the game and feel it offers a comprehensive and educational way of teaching youngsters about animals", she added.
Why isn't the lion eating? What do you do with a newborn flamingo? What does the x-ray of the panda's belly show? Players can answer all of these questions and plenty more when they become a vet at their own zoo. Zoo Vet is aimed at simulation game fans and animal lovers, aged 8 and above. The game introduces players to life at the zoo and gives them the ability to care for a diverse group of animals while interacting with entertaining characters. Being a zoo vet is an adventurous and exciting job! Players travel around the zoo performing examinations on cuddly otters and dangerous lions. They gather vital facts about each animal by talking with the zookeepers and team up with vet techs to investigate the animals' ailments.
In an emergency, the players jump in with their treatment tools and rescue the animals from harmful conditions. The players can also take advantage of the features in their office, such as learning about careers with animals and unlocking bonus features as they progress through the game. As the players become more knowledgeable and successful vets, they'll earn awards and praise from their fellow team members, and rise in ranks to become the zoo's most valuable vet!
- Endorsed and Recommended by London Zoo
- All scenarios created by real veterinary surgeons
- 30 missions to play through
- 25 different Zoo Animals to diagnose and treat
- 3 levels of play allowing animal lovers and future vets alike to successfully treat the animals
- 30 examination and treatment tools to use, for everything from check-ups to surgery
- Also features customizable skins, fascinating trivia and memory games, and amazing animal facts and pictures
- Replayable cases allow players to revisit their favorite animals and challenge themselves to a higher score
Zoo Vet is due to be released in the UK on the 22nd July 2005 for PC CD-ROM, with a suggested selling price of £14.99.
For more information on Zoo Vet, please visit www.zoovetgame.com
Mindscape, previously known as The Learning Company, publishes and distributes educational, lifestyle, games and value software around the world. Mindscape is one of the longest established software publishers in the market with well-known international brands and first class licences such as Paddington, Garfield, Disney Interactive, Web Creator and Elle. Mindscape also distributes titles for Dreamcatcher and The Adventure Company games. All Mindscape CD-Roms are available from www.mindscape.co.uk
About Legacy Interactive®
Legacy Interactive is the world leader in Real Life Games® for CD-ROM and the Internet. With a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and entertaining simulation games, Legacy Interactive has developed products with a strong appeal among the generation that grew up with video games and is now seeking more mature fare. Based in Hollywood, Legacy Interactive has experienced impressive growth since its first full year of operation in 1999. Legacy has ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with a number of companies, including Vivendi Universal Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Universal Consumer Products, DreamCatcher Interactive, Atom Shockwave, Scholastic, and TLC (The Learning Channel). Legacy Interactive can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com.