Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Time Tribe from ThunderSnow Media

Explore, Travel Through Time, and Solve Mysteries in this Episodic Point-and-Click Adventure Series
Duxbury, MA – January 22, 2013 – ThunderSnow Media, Inc., an independent game development and media production company, announced today that it plans to release its first free-to-play, episodic time travel adventure game The Time Tribe in February 2013. The Time Tribe will be playable via Flash Browsers on any PC with a tablet version following shortly after.
The Time Tribe is the epic story of four kids who learn they are members of a secretive group called Time Tribe, which centers around a wily bird, a devious enemy, a mysterious manor house, a magical timekey, and a most peculiar elevator. The game is an episodic point-and-click adventure game that leads players through a virtual world filled with quirky characters, amazing artifacts, mysteries, puzzles, and minigames. E-comics and mini fiction round out the story, promising to keep players entertained and begging for more.
“We have been working on this project for years now and we’re so excited to bring it to the public,” said ThunderSnow founder, Karen Wehner. “Our game brings a unique blend of online adventure, offline play, and genuine engagement with history and the current state of humankind, while staying true to the gameplay practices we know kids love already, such as exploration, customization, and collection.”
The Time Tribe creates a perfect interactive adventure as it is based on real history and archaeology presented in a way that highlights the realities of everyday life, giving players tools for imagining their own roles on the great stage of human history. The free-to-play model provides users the option to expand their gameplay further, both online and in real life, with print mailings, toy collectibles and more.
Developed by ThunderSnow Media, Inc., together with partners Silverstring Media and Dubit development studio, The Time Tribe will be rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available in February 2013.
ThunderSnow Media is an indie game development and media production company dedicated to creating great stories and inspired entertainment for kids. We leverage the power of diverse media platforms to craft unique, enriching, and fun products both kids and parents can love.
Karen Bellinger Wehner, founder of ThunderSnow and the creator, producer and creative director of The Time Tribe, is an archaeologist and historian with a PhD in Anthropology and fifteen years of experience in research and education at US and UK universities and museums. She’s also the proud parent of three tween-age gamers and world explorers.
Silverstring Media is a Vancouver-based digital media storytelling company. We create awesome original stories, and tell them by developing innovative technologies that allow our audience to experience our worlds across and beyond the traditional boundaries of media.
Lucas J.W. Johnson, the founder of Silverstring Media has been a partner of The Time Tribe since 2011, co-producing, -writing, and -designing the project, while bringing the expertise of his company to the partnership.
Based in the United Kingdom, Dubit has more than 10 years of experience producing quality digital entertainment for kid-focused IP’s, using its proprietary platform and scripting language


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