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Pogo.com introduces Hasbro's Pictureka! Museum Mayhem

Posted by: Randy at 12/11/2008 9:56 PM
EA's casual games portal, Pogo.com, has added Hasbro's seek-and-find board game, Pictureka! Museum Mayhem, to its plethora of available games.
In Pictureka! Museum Mayhem, an unknown culprit gets into the museum after hours and jumbles all of the exhibits. Dinosaur bones have traveled through time to the Space Age exhibit, precious stones are holding court among the fossils, and some priceless artifacts are missing.  As the new museum curator, players must reestablish order as quickly as possible by searching for hidden objects that are listed on clue cards. Find all of the items listed in a category to clear the cards and help rebuild and re-organize the museum. It's up to you to restore the museum before time is up and its reputation is ruined.
This downloadable version carries a full-bodied $19.95 price tag, and will be hitting retail in early 2009.  Undeniably cool art style, though.


EA ONLINE GAMES DESTINATION POGO.COM ADDS PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM TO ITS EXHIBIT OF DOWNLOADABLE GAMES

 

Pogo.com Makes Hasbro's Quirky Seek-and-Find Board Game Digital

 

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Redwood City, Calif. – December 11, 2008 – Help save the museum! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) casual game destination Pogo.com™ today announced the release of PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM which is based on Hasbro's award-winning board game PICTUREKA!. The PC game features unique art and compelling game play that's fun for the entire family.

 

In PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM, an unknown culprit gets into the museum after hours and jumbles all of the exhibits. Dinosaur bones have traveled through time to the Space Age exhibit, precious stones are holding court among the fossils, and some priceless artifacts are missing.  As the new museum curator, players must reestablish order as quickly as possible by searching for hidden objects that are listed on clue cards. Find all of the items listed in a category to clear the cards and help rebuild and re-organize the museum. It's up to you to restore the museum before time is up and its reputation is ruined.


Key Game Features:

  • The game features the distinctive art style of the board game with new quirky illustrations and wacky themes that make the game come to life on your computer screen.
  • Play on thousands of different game boards. Dynamically generated boards bring an abundance of game play and challenges for hours of fun.
  • Rebuild dozens of wacky and clever exhibits across five themed museum halls including: Prehistoric Culture Hall, Fantastic Tales Hall, Masters of the Ocean Realm Hall, Hall of Broken Records and Galactic Society Hall.
  • Track and capture a number of bandits, each with unique personalities. Trap them during security breaches to get higher scores.

 

PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM is currently available on Pogo.com for download in the US and the UK for unconnected desktop play. Players can also experience PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM while connected to the internet via the game at no additional charge. While connected, players will be able to earn tokens and chat with family & friends while they play. Additionally, Club Pogo™ members will be able to earn badges and unlock wacky PICTUREKA! themed Pogo mini-items.

 

The downloadable version is priced at $19.95 in the US and £11.95 in the UK. The PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM PC-CD will be released at retail in early 2009.

 

"We created PICTUREKA! MUSEUM MAYHEM with everyone in the family in mind," said Andrew Pedersen, General Manager of Pogo.com. "We wanted to create a game that is perfect for a quick break for mom during the day or for an entertaining and laugh-out-loud night with the kids around the PC trying to be the first to find the objects."   

 

"PICTUREKA! is a new property in Hasbro's board game portfolio and has quickly become a runaway hit," said Mark Blecher, General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media at Hasbro.  "EA has taken the core of the game and added incredibly fun and adventurous layers of interactivity such as themed museum halls and unique game play elements that will appeal to all members of the family.  The digital versions of PICTUREKA! allow fans to seek-and-find any time they have a few minutes or hours to spare!"    

 

For more information and to experience some of the best online games on the Internet, visit www.pogo.com. For screenshots and assets, please visit info.ea.com.