Thundersnow Media Inc. announced that its first free-to-play, episodic, time-travel adventure game The Time Tribe is available now online, playable on PC or Mac. A tablet version will be announced soon.
The Time Tribe follows the story of four children who learn they are members of a secretive group of time-travellers called the Time Tribe. It is an episodic point-and-click adventure game that leads players on a quest through a virtual world filled with quirky characters, places to explore, collectible artifacts, a gallery to customize, mysteries to solve, puzzles to crack, and mini-games to play. E-comics and mini fiction build on the overarching quest narrative that keeps players engaged with the story, its settings, and characters as new episodes are released.
“The Time Tribe offers a unique take on the past that is completely factual, yet retains that playful spark of magic kids love,” said archaeologist, parent, and ThunderSnow founder Dr. Karen Wehner. “With everything in the game based on real history and archaeology, it’s dynamic, interactive storytelling that invites kids to see for themselves how exciting other cultures and real history can be.”
The free-to-play model allows anyone to enjoy the game from start to finish, but paid microtransactions and monthly subscriptions expand gameplay. A premium subscription option includes monthly print mailings and collectibles that enhance the digital experience with exclusive gameplay hints, bonus story content, and real world activities.