updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed March 21, 2007
Mystery of Shark Island
PlayFirst today announced Mystery of Shark Island, a new hunt-and-seek adventure set amidst an alluring beachcomber backdrop. In the game, players transport themselves onto the sands of Shark Island described as "an arcane archipelago yielding the mysterious relics of an unknown civilization. To solve the riddle players must scour each sandbar or tide pool and collect sea shells, rocks, gems and artifacts hidden in the sand. Picking up the right treasures will start to unravel the island's mysterious past, but all progress could be lost with the next incoming tide." It offers two gameplay modes: story and arcade as well as 50 levels taking place across 10 islands and five types of beaches. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and is available for $20 or as a 60-minute trial.
"Mystery of Shark Island tempts everyone's inner beachcomber," said Kenny Dinkin, Vice President and Executive Producer, PlayFirst. "It weaves together a new kind of hunt-and-seek by innovating on this popular type of game and combining it with a riveting storyline that takes its cues from some of today's most exciting prime-time television dramas. MSI immerses players in a suspenseful story, wrapped with gorgeous animations and eye-popping gameplay all set to a soothing yet mysterious cinematic soundtrack."