ThunderSnow Media, Inc., an independent game development and media production company, announced today that it plans to release its first free-to-play, episodic time travel adventure game The Time Tribe in February 2013. The Time Tribe will be playable via Flash Browsers on any PC with a tablet version following shortly after.
The Time Tribe is the epic story of four kids who learn they are members of a secretive group called Time Tribe, which centers around a wily bird, a devious enemy, a mysterious manor house, a magical timekey, and a most peculiar elevator. The game is an episodic point-and-click adventure game that leads players through a virtual world filled with quirky characters, amazing artifacts, mysteries, puzzles, and minigames. E-comics and mini fiction round out the story, promising to keep players entertained and begging for more.
“We have been working on this project for years now and we’re so excited to bring it to the public,” said ThunderSnow founder, Karen Wehner. “Our game brings a unique blend of online adventure, offline play, and genuine engagement with history and the current state of humankind, while staying true to the gameplay practices we know kids love already, such as exploration, customization, and collection.”
The Time Tribe creates a perfect interactive adventure as it is based on real history and archaeology presented in a way that highlights the realities of everyday life, giving players tools for imagining their own roles on the great stage of human history. The free-to-play model provides users the option to expand their gameplay further, both online and in real life, with print mailings, toy collectibles and more.
Developed by ThunderSnow Media, Inc., together with partners Silverstring Media and Dubit development studio, The Time Tribe will be rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available in February 2013.