updated 07:00 pm EDT, Wed June 15, 2005
Photo Hunt in Hawaii
Game developer Spinapse today released , a new genre of entertainment software that combines virtual travel, quiz show competition, and location-based trivia. Designed for the casual gamer, Photo Hunt uses offbeat humor and real world settings to appeal to adults as well as trigger-happy kids, according to the developer: "Game play in Photo Hunt centers around 24 live-action scenes, where you seek out and photograph your assignments to place on the game board.... Players, on the other hand, are out for fame and fortune. Each matching snapshot gets you quick cash, a spin of the Big Wheel, and a chance to show what you know about the culture, history, and inhabitants of Hawaii." It is available for $20 and runs on Mac OS X 10.2 or later.