Montreuil (France), October 11 th, 2012. Publisher Anuman Interactive plunges players into an incident-packed adventure with the game “ Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold ” adapted for PC, Mac and iOS (and released under the Anuman Interactive-owned name Microids).
In the wake of its recent release, “Egypt The Heliopolis Prophecy”, which took players back in time to the age of the pharaohs, Anuman Interactive is doing it again for users of PCs, Macs, iPhones and iPads. This time it is with an adventure game that takes place in the heart of the Aztec civilisation in the famous Amerindian capital city of Mexico Tenochtitlan.
In “Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold”, players take the part of the game’s main character, a young Aztec hunter called “Little Serpent”. One day, while hunting in the forest, he stumbles across a dying nobleman, the victim of a murder. With his last breath, the nobleman tells Little Serpent a mysterious secret. A strange evil is eating away at the heart of city and the poet Tlatli must be found as soon as possible. Events then take a nasty turn for Little Serpent: he is accused of the nobleman’s murder and his parents are taken hostage. He has no choice but to flee and seek out the truth in order to save the Aztec world from the curse.
The game has enjoyed the support of France’s national museums network (“Réunion des Musées Nationaux”) and advice from experts Eric Taladoire and Leonardo Lopez Lujan , respectively Director of the Archeology Research Centre at the Sorbonne and archeologist at the Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City. Players move 360° through a 3D world which faithfully recreates the historic Aztec capital. In this first person adventure game, the aim is to gather objects and use them as tools to take action as the plot unfolds. You store the objects in an interactive inventory , then access them through the constantly displayed rapid inventory and make them into the equipment that helps you interact with your surroundings and the characters you encounter. For example, you will need the digging stick to unearth the buried treasure. At the same time, a money management system requires you to be thrifty and economise your resources (some characters can be bribed).
You also have to solve various riddles in the course of the adventure. For instance, in one minigame you have to squeeze crucial information out of an old man. In this particular minigame you throw dice to move red pieces from one end of the board to the other.
Your progress through the adventure is autosaved so you can resume the game exactly where you left off. A special feature for iPhone and iPad players is Compass Look , which enables them to inspect their surroundings by pointing and tilting their device.
Like the earlier titles, “Louvre The Messenger” and “Egypt The Heliopolis Prophecy”, Anuman Interactive has worked with the “Réunion des Musées Nationaux” to publish “Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold”. The game comes complete with an Encyclopaedia of the Aztec civilisation and a content enriched with over 180 theme-based index cards .
“ Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold ” has been on sale since October 4 th, 2012 from the App Store’s “Games” category and all main download platforms.
“ A ztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold” in HD ” (iPhone)
Price: $ 0.99
Size: 528 MB
“ Aztec : The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold” in HD (Universal: iPhone/iPad)
Price: $ 3.99
Size: 575 MB
“ Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold ” (Mac)
Price: $ 9.99
“ Aztec: The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold ” (PC)
Price: $ 9.99
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About Anuman Interactive
Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive is a French publisher of software, applications and video games for the general public, and is best known for its Architecture, Highway Code and Creative Activities titles. With the experience and know-how of its teams, Anuman Interactive has widened its sphere, which mainly includes practical and edutainment titles, and now encompasses adventure video games, an industry in which it is becoming a major international player, thanks to the Microïds (Amerzone, Dracula, Still Life, Syberia) brand.
At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive joined the Media-Participations group, the 3rd largest publishing group in France and the top comic book publishing group in Europe, as a subsidiary company, and has shared its multimedia expertise with the different companies within the group to consolidate its progress in the development of new technologies.
Today, Anuman Interactive develops, publishes and distributes applications, as well as video games, on a number of different platforms (PC, Mac, Consoles, iPhone, iPad, Android etc.), thanks to a rich and varied license catalogue. As both a major player in Apple's AppStore, and as the partner of globally known download platforms like Steam or Big Fish, these are certainly exciting times for Anuman Interactive!
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