SOURCE: WildTangent

August 21, 2007 07:00 ET

Explore the Depths of the Sea in WildTangent's "Sea Life Safari"

Players Take Pictures of Sea Life in a 3D Adventure Game for Children of All Ages

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Sea lovers everywhere can now roam the depths of the deep blue sea without ever getting wet in WildTangent's new 3D PC adventure game "Sea Life Safari™," available exclusively on WildTangent's Game Network at Players will go on an underwater adventure where they help a professor who is researching the deep sea using photographs that players shoot during the game. 3D sea life includes amazingly realistic octopi, turtles, crabs, as well as anglerfish, a mermaid, a kraken and many other intriguing sea creatures.

Developed by WildTangent Game Studios, "Sea Life Safari" takes players to five dive areas in exotic locations such as an abyss, a volcano and even a pirate ship graveyard. Using an intuitive control scheme, players traverse the sea taking pictures of unique marine life. At the conclusion of each dive, the professor evaluates the player's photographs for centering, pose, the type of sea life photographed and composition of the shot. If the professor evaluates the photograph positively, the player is rewarded with stars which unlock additional deep sea locations.

"'Sea Life Safari' contains the highest production value graphics of any casual game title we've created," said AJ Redmer, executive vice president of WildTangent Game Studios. "We expect this title to become one of the most popular titles with our rapidly growing audience."

"Sea Life Safari" features more than 60 creatures to photograph and hidden coins the player must collect. Based on the player's PC clock, the game even automatically adjusts the types of wildlife they will encounter.

Players keep track of their photographs via a photo management utility that allows them to choose a frame and print their most prized photographs from "Sea Life Safari." Photos can also be emailed to friends and family to share in the fun.

The players with the highest scores from their dives can post their scores to WildTangent's Game Network where they can see how they rank against other divers from around the world.

"Sea Life Safari" is now available for download exclusively at Consumers can purchase the game for $19.99, pay on a per-session basis using the company's innovative WildCoins™ arcade-style payment system or play for free when sponsored by one of WildTangent's advertisers.

About WildTangent

Founded in 1998, WildTangent is the fastest growing online game property in the world with 11.5 million unique monthly gamers (comScore -- July 2007) offering hundreds of the most popular online and downloadable games ranging from casual games to Massively Multiplayer Online (MMOs) games from the world's top developers and publishers.

The company has pioneered a revolutionary game currency called WildCoins™ that lets consumers pay as little as $.25 for an unlimited game session or choose to have that same play paid for by brands through an industry leading video game advertising solution know as "Sponsored Sessions."

The company's own WildTangent Game Studios makes a number of the top selling downloadable games, including FATE, Polar Bowler, Penguins and the BlasterBall franchise. All can be found at

The WildTangent Games Console ships directly on the desktops of leading PC manufacturers including Dell, HP, Gateway and Toshiba, representing more than 25 million new consumer PCs annually in North America alone. Gamers of all ages and demographics play more than 250 million game sessions a month across the WildTangent game network.