WHO: Legacy Interactive
WHAT: Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals Now Available for PC Download (only 50 MB)
WHEN: June 24, 2008
RATING: Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is rated E 10+.
June 24, 2008—LOS ANGELES -- Legacy Interactive announced today that its award winning Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals simulation game is now available for download at www.legacygames.com. The PC downloadable Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals contains the same realistic 3D game play as the retail version because Legacy utilized Flash to squeeze over one gigabyte of content into 50 MB. Now everyone and anyone can have easy access to download the game and see if they have what it takes to be a real life veterinarian.
“The retail version of Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals was a hit with our casual gaming audience and this Flash optimization has opened up a new channel of distribution making the game available to a much broader audience,” said Ariella Lehrer, CEO, Legacy Interactive.“We have already had great success with many of our other PC downloadable games and are certain that Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals will be added to that list.”
The reality-based Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is the follow-up to the 2005 hit Zoo Vet. The retail version has garnered awards including the coveted 2007 Editor¹s Choice Award from the Children’s Technology Review, the 2008 Parent’s Choice Gold Circle Award and the 2008 iParenting Media Award.
The game features 30 scenarios created by actual veterinarians in which players treat 20 different endangered animals including a lion, elephant and panda in situations ranging from setting an eagle’s broken wing to saving a crocodile that has swallowed a penny. A cast of colorful characters assist in teaching animal lovers about actual medical tools, animal statistics, vet techniques and true-to-life zoo maladies. Also included are zoo animal trivia and jigsaw puzzles, as well as fascinating conservation information provided by the African Wildlife Foundation, which benefits from a portion of the game’s proceeds.
About the African Wildlife Foundation
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people. Since its inception AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted partnerships with the private sector for ecotourism to benefit local African communities as a means to improve livelihoods, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation all to ensure the survival of Africa’s unparalleled wild life heritage. AWF is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kenya with offices in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Washington, DC, and Zambia and is a registered 501©(3) in the United States. Visit www.awf.org to learn more about the work of the African Wildlife Foundation.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive is a developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is well known for its TV-branded games, such as Law&Order and The Apprentice, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy’s online casual game portal at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share playlists of their favorite games. Legacy has ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with a number of companies, including Vivendi Games, Universal Studios, Ubisoft, Mindscape, Majesco Entertainment, and Scholastic. Legacy Interactive can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com.
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