June 3, 2010 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Paris, France - Coladia and Anuman Interactive today are pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy for Mac OS X. Set in 16th century Provence, in a country ravaged by religious wars and devastated by the plague, Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is an historical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of riddles and puzzles inspired by the works of Nostradamus, taking them through the worlds of astrology, medicine and medicinal plants.
It has been three years since Catherine de Medicis' rule as regent came to an end, but she still holds the reins of power, making her the target of repeated attacks from the French nobility. One day in March 1566, when she realises that she has fallen victim to a terrible curse, she turns to her doctor and astrologer, Michel de Nostre-Dame, better known as Nostradamus.
Unfortunately, the famous prophet is too old and weak to take on such a mission alone. Refusing to abandon his queen in her hour of need, he sends his daughter Madeleine in his place. However, there is no such thing as women astrologers, let alone women doctors in medieval times. To be accepted as such, the young woman must go in disguise and assume her younger brother's identity, Cesar, who is away for some time.
Alternating between Madeleine the young woman and Madeleine disguised as Cesar, players are plunged into a thriller where political scheming and ancestral prophecies are intertwined. The game begins as an initiatory adventure in the footsteps of her father, the prophet and astrologer, before creating all the suspense of a detective novel: from one murder to another, players make their way through a test-riddled forensic investigation.
Following in the same vein as The Secrets of Da Vinci - The Forbidden Manuscript, Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is an historical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of riddles and puzzles inspired by the works of Nostradamus, taking them through the worlds of astrology, medicine and medicinal plants.
Though the game does not offer two fundamentally different paths, "transforming" the main character gives players a unique alternative by allowing them to assume another identity, change sex (their appearance in any case) and use it to their advantage when interacting with other characters.
Key Features :
* Defeat the last prophecy of the great philosopher Nostradamus and change the course of history
* Discover the first historical adventure game based on astrology and the prophecies of Nostradamus
* Get ready to investigate a series of murders perilously close to the royal family and become a criminal profiler ahead of time
* You can either be Nostradamus' daughter or play the role of her brother depending on the situation to help your mystical quest
* Unravel a series of machiavellian riddles and puzzles based not just on astrology but also alchemy, pharmacy and ancient runes
* Dive into Renaissance Provence and discover richly realistic photo-quality background that faithfully recreate the time of Nostradamus
* Get into the action straight away thanks to intuitive gameplay and progressivly increasing difficulty level
About Anuman Interactive:
Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive SA is a mainstream software publisher and is a leader in the fields of architecture, the Highway Code and creative activities. As a subsidiary of the Media-Participations Group, Anuman Interactive positions itself as an innovative and dynamic publisher with its flagship video game titles (Trainz, Pacific Storm, Prison Tycoon) and on the edutainment market with the titles Clifford, Casper and Muppet Babies. Anuman Interactive is proud to have a number of prominent partners for the design of high performance software: Renault, M6, Hatier, Atari, Systeme D, ParuVendu. Since 2007, Anuman Interactive has also been publishing games for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Sony PSP as well as applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive acquired the Micro´ds brand and portfolio, which is known globally for its high quality video games.
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Pricing and Availability:
Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is an Universal application and runs on Mac computers sporting Intel or PowerPC G5 processors. A free demo version is available for download. The game can be purchased as a download from Coladia, MacGameStore and MacParadise for $29.90 (USD). Custom screenshots and review copies are available by contacting support.
Based in Paris, France, Coladia, a young publishing company founded in 2005, is a leader of adventure video games for Mac and iPhone. Coladia has establised partnerships with prestigious developers and publishers, such as Kheops Studio, Nobilis Group and Microids to bring the best adventure games on the Mac and the iPhone platforms. Coladia has already successfully brought Secret of the Lost Cavern, Cleopatra: a Queen's Destiny, Destination Treasure Island, Return To Mysterious Island and The Secrets of Da Vinci on the Mac platform. More titles for Mac, iPhone and iPad are to be released in 2010.