WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2010)—National Geographic Games announced today its slate of multi-platform games launching just before the 2010 holiday gift season gets into high gear. The “Great Migrations” game, based on National Geographic Channel’s blockbuster global television event of the same name, is releasing in PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone versions. The PC version launched in October. iPad, iPhone and Mac versions release later this month.
The game spotlights some of the most spectacular animal migrations from around the world, covering species on every continent. National Geographic cameras take gamers into the sky, below the surface of the seas and across the land. Filmmakers have worked in the field for three grueling years to get unprecedented high-definition footage that shows secrets of the animal kingdom never seen before. Gaming fans and National Geographic fans alike will be able to move along with the “hero” animals featured in the game, to survive traps and hazards as they make their way, moving as millions, to breed, to feed and to survive.
“Great Migrations” is a cross-platform initiative from National Geographic. The television event, Nov. 7-14, includes seven hours of programming airing globally, only on the National Geographic Channel. A companion book, “Great Migrations,” is available wherever books are sold. “Great Migrations” is the cover story of the November 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Also releasing from National Geographic Games in December is “Lost Chronicles: Salem” for Mac, PC and Flash, and “Build it Green” for iPad.
National Geographic Games are available through games.nationalgeographic.com, the Nat Geo Games online hub, or wherever online games are sold.
National Geographic Games is a division of National Geographic Ventures (NGV), a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. NGV, part of the editorial group National Geographic Global Media, includes National Geographic Television production and distribution, National Geographic Television International, Digital Media (including Nationalgeographic.com) and National Geographic Interactive Platforms Group, encompassing National Geographic’s Mobile, Games, Interactive Publishing 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: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.