Mummy's Treasure 1.0 for OS X - Physics Puzzler Set in Pharaoh's Tomb
May 30, 2012 in Gaming
[prMac.com] Colorado Springs, Colorado - FizzPow Games today is pleased to introduce Mummy's Treasure 1.0 for Mac OS X Lion, their ingenious physics puzzler set inside the Pharaoh's Tomb. Gameplay consists of solving 40 increasingly difficult gravity puzzles involving stacked cubes on platforms. The goal is to keep all gold and treasure pieces on the screen, supported by any platform, while eliminating all mummy and skeleton pieces. Carved stone pieces and stone platforms can remain or be eliminated, and players also collect hidden gems. All blocks and disc-shaped gold are subject to Newton's laws, falling and colliding. Platforms, stones, and mummies are removed with a click or tap, challenging players to achieve the final goal: have all the gold and treasure remaining after eliminating all the mummies and skeletons.
* 40 Free, mind-bending levels
* 20 Master levels
* Physics oriented gameplay
* Thought-provoking puzzles
* 19 Achievements
* Video hints when you are stuck
* Beautiful and mysterious Egyptian theme
Mummy's Treasure features highly effective graphics, animation, music, and sound effects. Blocks colliding, tumbling, tipping over, and landing on other blocks sound like heavy stones sliding open in an Indiana Jones movie. The physics engine is equally realistic, as heavy blocks behave realistically when toppled, fall, and collide. The background for all the puzzles is the inside of the tomb, where Egyptian hieroglyphics adorn the wall in columns that are the same width as all the blocks.
The first few of the 40 free puzzles are fairly straightforward, but the remaining puzzles require either trial and error to discover the steps leading to the solution, or deep analysis of the consequences of removing any block. Ingenious and absorbing, difficult looking puzzles sometimes have simple solutions, and each puzzle is rated from par 2 to par 6, depending on the minimum number of steps to achieve the solution. Scoring is based on a combination of time required and number of steps used.
Inevitably, players will encounter a puzzle that, apparently, cannot be solved at all. The game includes three free video solutions, which are usable for any puzzle, and which prove that every puzzle does, indeed, have a solution. 20 Master Puzzles are available as an in-app purchase, as are all 60 solutions. The premise of Mummy's Treasure is so simple, gravity + blocks + platforms, that the extremely challenging puzzles are difficult to resist. One puzzle leads to another, and soon hours have passed. This is one game that should include a warning label: Do Not Start Playing Too Close to Bedtime.
"In playing Mummy's Treasure timing is key," advised Michael Stockwell of FizzPow Games. "Some puzzles require more than simply knowing which blocks to click. Sometimes you'll need to be quick to make sure you keep the Gold and eliminate the evil Mummies and Skeleton Skulls!"
* OS X 10.7 or later
* 115.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mummy's Treasure 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the FizzPow Games website or the Mac App Store in the Games category. The game offers two in-app purchases: unlocking the 20 Master level puzzles, and Unlimited Hints that supplies video solutions to all 60 puzzles. A Universal version for iOS devices is $0.99 (USD) on the iTunes App Store. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, FizzPow Games was founded by Michael Stockwell in 2009. The development and design teams focus primarily on creating new and innovative games for Apple iOS platforms. FizzPow's mission is to create great casual games for people of all ages and hopes to expand to other gaming systems in the near future. Copyright (C) 2012 FizzPow Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.