SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Big Fish, the world's largest producer of casual games, is partnering with the world's largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian, to create a PC and Mac video game based on the Smithsonian's iconic Hope Diamond.
- Working in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, the Big Fish team has incorporated Hope Diamond facts into the game, along with actual places and other objects from the Smithsonian.
- The Hope Diamond lends itself to a video game, due to more than a half century's worth of history that includes twists and turns, and sometimes tragic ends. The diamond's owners are equally noteworthy, ranging from Louis XIV to Harry Winston.
- Available in December 2013, the game, called "Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond," is another great addition to one of Big Fish's most popular franchises, "Hidden Expedition," which has sold more than 25 Million copies to date.
- The "Hidden Expedition" series is a collection of hidden object adventure games, where players explore scenes and lands, finding hidden objects within the scenes to help them progress or solve puzzles to further advance in the game. "Hidden Expedition" games currently available are "Hidden Expedition: Amazon," "Hidden Expedition: Everest," "Hidden Expedition: Titanic," Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle," and "Hidden Expedition: Uncharted Islands."
- John Holland, President and COO of Big Fish: "Working with our nation's most prized institution is a great honor for Big Fish. Our Big Fish Studios is well equipped to take the Hope Diamond's long and interesting history and turn it into a fun and compelling game experience that players will be enjoying for years to come."
- Carol Le Blanc, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products and Education, Smithsonian Enterprises: "Smithsonian is excited to be working with game developer Big Fish and their Hidden Expedition games. This collaboration allows Smithsonian to highlight one of its most iconic treasures, the Hope Diamond, in a unique way, to a new audience. Players will be amazed by the artistry of the game, the puzzles and the way historical information is incorporated into the game."
About Big Fish
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the world's largest producer of casual games; dedicated to bringing engaging entertainment to everyone, anywhere, on any device. Through its proprietary, data-driven platform, millions of consumers seeking engaging entertainment easily discover and play PC, Mac and mobile games created by Big Fish's network of more than 140 exclusive development partners and its in-house Big Fish Games Studios. The company has distributed more than 2 billion games from a growing catalog of 3,000+ unique PC games and 300+ unique mobile games. Big Fish's games are played in more than 150 countries on a wide variety of devices. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA, and Luxembourg.
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The total number of artifacts, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonian's collections is estimated at 137 million.
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