If you’re anything like me, you’re a mom who’s always keeping her eye out for a new game to keep their kids entertained on mom’s iPad! Well, I have a really cool one for you today.
In this first collaboration by the Smithsonian on a video game, Big Fish worked with the world’s largest museum and research complex to create the 6th installment of its popular Hidden Expedition® series. In conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, Jeff Post, the Smithsonian’s curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, as well as game developer Eipix, Big Fish has incorporated the facts and legends behind the Smithsonian’s iconic Hope Diamond into this exciting hidden object adventure game. Now available for download on PC and Mac, “Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond” extends the Smithsonian experience into your own home and provides adventure and fun along the way.
A Hidden Expedition adventure
You have been recruited by the “Hidden Expedition” League of Preservation (H.E.L.P) for this mission…to go toe-to-toe with the most dangerous thieves in modern history. You start out on a train in the middle of nowhere, and a band of dangerous thieves demand you tell them where to find the Hope Diamond’s shards! It is clear from eavesdropping on their conversation that one of the thieves’ father is perilously ill. His life seems to be tied to the missing shards of the Hope Diamond. They will stop at nothing until they have traced down these powerful, ancient artifacts and with an infamous target like the Hope Diamond, it is clear these aren’t your average thieves.
But then again, you aren’t the average adventurer! In this exciting continuation of the “Hidden Expedition” series, your journey takes you from the Smithsonian Institution’s iconic castle to the remotest jungle as you track down the missing shards and learn the secret of the Hope Diamond’s fascinating history.
This adventure game has much in store for you, including:
- Search beautiful hidden object scenes that include accurate representations of the Smithsonian
- Hunt for 49 Smithsonian Institution symbols
- Collect more than 20 Smithsonian History Fact Cards
- Find 17 morphing items
- Earn 20 game achievements
- Play a bonus game to undo the thieves’ final legacy
- Replay all the mini-games and Hidden Object puzzles through the bonus menu
- Visit the included game Strategy Guide if you get stuck
Can you brave the dangers of an ancient curse to save the magnificent Hope Diamond? Check out this video of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeH1oJPagjI
Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond is available for download in the iTunes store.