Ripley’s has a new free online game out, and it looks and sounds pretty cool. And the first ten people to complete it will win a shrunken head! Whoah. Don’t worry, though. It isn’t a real shrunken head. There are other prizes. However, the shrunken head is the coolest. Also the one prize my wife would never let me keep in the house. There is a link below to sign up.
Here is the press release:
Zon8 is a puzzle adventure game where players can explore the archives of Robert Ripley.
Unravel the world of the weird as you enter the Church of the One Tree in Robert Ripley’s hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif. Once inside, you’ll descend into a fictional vault that lies beneath and begin a journey that could only be found at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
You’ll travel deep into Robert Ripley’s cavernous warehouse, where you’ll discover hidden artifacts-or should we say clues? The feat won’t be easy. You’ll need to solve mind-bending puzzles and gather information before coming face-to-face with S.A.R.I., a fictional artificial intelligence. S.A.R.I. will ultimately put you to the test. If you’re cunning enough to survive, you could receive a prize befitting a true adventurer.
The first 10 players to finish the game will receive a prize that rewards them for their Ripley-esque spirit of adventure – a custom made shrunken head created by Ripley’s F/X department exclusively for this game. Only 10 were made and are the only ones in existence! These are the ultimate Ripley collectible, notes Dave Ugan, Ripley’s VP of IT.
In total, there are 50 prizes for the first 50 finishers. Finishers 11 through 30 will receive a copy of the Ripley book, “In Search of the Shrunken Head,” and finishers from 31 to 50 will receive the Ripley book, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing is Believing.”
Zon8 is set to launch during the week of June 28. The game is free, but players must sign up to receive notice to when the game will go live. Players can sign up at this link. Everyone who registers will be advised to when the game goes live so all will have equal opportunity to win the 10 coveted shrunken heads. The estimated time to complete the game is 6-8 hours.
“Zon8 is the amazing result of combining the legendary artifacts and oddities Ripley’s has in its collection with the interactive aspects of the virtual world,” said Ugan, who is overseeing Ripley’s unprecedented push, company-wide, into cutting edge technology.
The game was developed by 2Advanced Studios, an interactive agency dedicated to pushing the creative boundaries of design and technology to deliver high impact rich media solutions. From its main campus in Aliso Viejo, California, Co-Founders Eric Jordan, Tony Novak, and John Carroll lead a team of 25 employees based in both the United States and Japan.
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