National Geographic Challenge!

London, 14 th December 2010– International publisher Black Bean Games proudly announced today the upcoming release of the exclusively licensed videogame National Geographic Challenge! available March 2011 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and Wii™.

National Geographic Challenge! allows players to explore the planet through its geography and history, and to start a journey through the ages and all the continents of the world to witness the amazing extent of human endeavour.

Developed by experienced Gusto Games studios, and featuring fantastic high quality images and interactive videos from the legendary National Geographic brand, this new family game promotes interactive learning, team competition and challenges, making it the ideal title to be played competitively by the whole family and providing 100% fun. 

National Geographic Challenge! includes different game modes such as single player and multiplayer Quiz games, the competitive two player Puzzle Battle, Jigsaws and other classic puzzle games. The core game mode is the challenging Explorer mode. Up to four players compete to claim territories on the globe by answering questions correctly and competing in puzzle based mini-games, and by using tactics to foil their opponents.

Start your journey, enjoy the exploration and get ready to become the ruler of the world!

About Black Bean Games

Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of the Leader Group ( www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IP and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all video game console systems and PCs. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family&Lifestyle. The 2010 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IP based on such prestigious licenses as Nat Geo Quiz: Wild Life!, Get Fit with Mel B,  SBK ®X and the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.

National Geographic Ventures

National Geographic Ventures (NGV) is a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of National Geographic Society, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world. Founded in 1888 to“increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the National Geographic Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. NGV, part of the editorial group National Geographic Global Media, includes National Geographic Television (NGT) production and distribution, National Geographic Television International, Digital Media including Nationalgeographic.com and National Geographic Digital Extensions, including the Mobile, Gaming and Maps business groups.  NGV creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media providing outlets for the hundreds of scientific and expedition-based grants awarded each year. For more information, go to www.nationalgeographic.com.

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Media Contacts:

Caroline Miller

Kirsty Endfield

Indigo Pearl

020 8964 4545

Phil Robinson

Head of Public Relations, UK

Tradewest Games Ltd

0207 456 0455

probinson@tradewest.co.uk 


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