United Kingdom and France – November 6, 2009 – Chillingo and Tetraedge Games are proud to announce the availability of its new game: Jules Verne's Secrets of The Mysterious Island for iPhone and iPod touch on the Apple App Store.
"Secrets of the Mysterious Island" is the sequel of "Return to Mysterious Island" launched this year. This even more exciting second part has an extremely rich story line and content. It is also a part of the MICROIDS catalog, the world leader in adventure games.
For approximately 700 Mb, the player will find out the end of the adventure of Mina, a sailor who finds herself stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island somewhere in the South Pacific.
Jules Verne's "Secrets of The Mysterious Island " contains stunning 3D graphics, many ambient sounds, music designed to enhance the mysterious atmosphere and feel. It is perfect for experienced adventure gamers as well as for Jules Verne's novels reader or even very casual players.
A special 3.0 feature allows you to navigate in the game both with the fingers touching the screen but also using the compass and the accelerometer to explore and turn in the 360° view. A very intuitive in-game tutorial will guide your first steps of the adventure. A full 3D environment with numerous tricky mini-games and intriguing puzzles, will keep you entertained for over 15 hours of exciting gameplay.
Jules Verne's "Secrets of The Mysterious Island " is available for $ 6.99 from Apple App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.
This initial version will be fully translated in five languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
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Some 150 years after the events of the book, Mina, a young and carefree navigator taking part in the Jules Verne competition, is also cast ashore on the island after her ship sinks. At first, she must recover physically from her ordeal by finding items to eat, and then she sets off to explore this new territory cut off from the world in the hopes of finding a way to leave and return home.
The adventure reaches its end after Mina discovers the island's secret, meets Captain Nemo's ghost, and neutralizes the magnetic shield which isolates and conceals the island from the outside world. The cinematic end sequence shows the rescue services' helicopter Mina had called land on the beach.
The intent of the game Secrets of The Mysterious Island is to make the players return to this island, which they so much enjoyed exploring, and to make them once again embody the young Mina who, according to numerous forums, was also well-liked...
The first Return to Mysterious Island ends with the unlocking of the shield which isolated the island from the rest of the world. The second installment begins with the crash of the helicopter that came to rescue Mina: a sudden volcanic eruption brought down the aircraft. Mina survived but is once again trapped on the island.
She searches Captain Nemo's base in vain, then the ruins of an unknown civilization, afterwards, she finally understands that it is outside pollution that threatens the island.
The only way to save this natural wonder is to turn the shield back on. If Mina makes this decision, she gives up, as Nemo did before her, the idea of returning to civilization.
_ The sequel of a success : more than 100,000 copies sold.
_ "The Mysterious Island" is one of the writer's most famous novels, one of his most enjoyed in
North America (the main characters being Americans), and one of the most often adapted to the big screen.
_ Highly popular themes: survival, exploration, discovery, science and mystery in a fabulous tropical setting.
_ An interactive inventory system lets one combine various collected items in order to create new objects and tools...
_ The same design and development team as for the first game keeps the same know-how and an identical proprietary engine for a fluid and excellent point and click navigation.
_ Two-character play: Secrets of The Mysterious Island is a story of friendship because Mina adopts a cute, little monkey. This is especially true because he is no longer just a simple partner in the island's misfortune. He is able, due to his dexterity, to reach places inaccessible to our main character. The player will thus be able to slip into Jep's skin when the story will force him to: his point of view and his skills will be completely changed as a result...
_ Intuitive matching inventory: Secrets of The Mysterious Island is mainly based on combinations of objects: two, three, four and even five elements are sometimes indispensable to
obtain and make what one seeks or needs. Some elements are fungible, others can be used again.
_ Different puzzles :
- "Pre-technical": primitive but ingenuous use of tools by the monkey.
- "Technical": use of the installations built by the castaways in the novel (mill, oven...) to start up ambitious projects: enameled pottery, glass blowing, forging...
- "High technology": turning back on the volcanic engine of the unknown civilization, repairing Nemo's sophisticated machines, testing the sick plants...
- "Social": interacting with the monkeys of the island with the help of an interface based on In RTMI 1 the player embodied Mina and used Jep as a simple tool.
In the second installment, Jep becomes a character in his own right. He saves Mina at the beginning of the game.
Afterwards, the player switches from one character to another by maximizing the use of each other's talents:
_ Jep can climb places inaccessible to Mina, communicate with other monkeys, and find numerous objects thanks to his sense of smell. He communicates with his fellow monkeys: it's an opportunity to present the practical and social intelligence of monkeys and thus render man's place in nature
_ Mina can dive in the lake whereas Jep, like many monkeys, does not know how to swim. Only Mina can use complex tools, combine objects and, of course, read the documents found in the course of the game!
Game time will be balanced between Mina and Jep. The two characters are very positive, in particular Mina, who hates resorting to violence.
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Tetraedge is a studio and mobile publisher specialized since 2003 in Smartphone games and applications. The first steps made on Windows Mobile in 2003 lead rapidly to develop on SYMBIAN S60 (N-Gage, N series) and more recently lead to create a strong team for iPhone/iPod Touch. Tetraedge as a mobile publisher believes that only eco-system such as iTunes/APPLE Store will lead to a successful and thriving mobile applications market.Tetraedge is using both standard SDKs from the market and its own tolls and APIs develops through the last 6 years in order to be cross-platforms. Tetraedge is constantly making a strong effort on R&D in order to acquire new technology, such as RFID and LBS, inducing new gameplay and usages on high-end mobile devices such as iPhone/iPod touch, Nokia N97, the latest Samsung, LG and HTC or even the Google SmartPhones based on ANDROID.ORY
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