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For immediate release

August 2006 - Focus Multimedia is proud to announce the release of Zoo Vet, to join their best selling Essential collection, all of which are available for an SRP of £9.99.

Kids love sim games and animals, so a combination of the two promises plenty. You won't be disappointed.

Licensed from Mindscape, this realistic simulation game is pocket money friendly, at less than ten pounds. The game includes a free child's ticket to London Zoo*, which is worth more than the price of the product itself! With value for money like this, who can refuse? For each copy of the game sold, a donation to The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is made, helping to maintain the care and wellbeing of the animals.

Zoo Vet was developed by Legacy Interactive, who is also responsible for the ER and Law and Order games.

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.

Players travel around the zoo, visiting animals that need attention. They perform a series of examinations, from asking questions of the zookeepers, to performing vital medical tests on the animals, dependent on their ailment.

Once a full examination has been done, the player decides on what they think is wrong with the animal, and applies the relevant treatment, varying from ointments and flea powder, to medication mixed in with their feed.

After each treatment the user is scored on how accurate their diagnosis and treatment was, and very high scorers have a trophy to add to their cabinet, and to print off.

This fun and educational game will keep the kids occupied for hours on end. For newcomers or younger users, the easy level gives guidance whilst examining the animals, and gives hints on how you should treat them. There are two further difficulty levels for older kids, which require more use of

brain-power and common sense, ideal for those with a thirst for knowledge.

All scenarios have been created by real veterinarians - ensuring all the information is realistic and accurate.

The educational aspect of this game is fantastic. As well as treating animals there is a glossary of relevant words, and a section with more detailed information about the species in the game. Kids can also test their knowledge in the trivia game - an excellent way of helping them remember what they've learnt.

Zoo Vet is easy to use and the screens are customisable, allowing children to add a more personal touch to their gaming. The characters are friendly and informative, and the graphics are true to life.

Craig Johnson, managing director of Focus Multimedia commented, "Kids and adults will enjoy this game for its effortless mix of fun and education. What children don't know about animals, they'll soon learn."

Zoo Vet is available now for an SRP of £9.99 including VAT, and is available at all good retail outlets of PC software. This product, and the rest of Focus Multimedia's range is available to buy direct from -

About Focus Multimedia

Focus Multimedia is one of the UK's leading PC CD-ROM budget software companies (Source: ChartTrack), publishing high quality, affordable titles for all the family. Focus' titles are synonymous with quality, choice and value and have defined the standard for value software retailing below £10. With a complete range of over 400 titles, Focus delivers high quality entertainment for all age groups and interests. Focus Multimedia has distribution channels into major retail outlets such as PC World, WHSmith, Staples, Woolworths, via the Internet through and as well as

non-traditional chains.

About Mindscape

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

*Terms and conditions apply. Child must be accompanied by one paying adult.

For further information please contact:

Lucy Felthouse - PR & Marketing Executive


Tel: +44 (0)1889 570156


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