Virtual zookeepers can now add a host of vibrant and entertaining new objects to their habitats with the Spring Scenery Pack for Zoo Tycoon 2. The new Scenery Pack, a free download from Blue Fang Games and Microsoft Game Studios, adds even more variety to the wide range of highly detailed objects in Zoo Tycoon 2 for Windows. The new pack features fountains, animal statues and windowed fencing in three different styles: brick, stone and a jungle motif. Objects that visitors can interact with such as a splash fountain and tortoise trampoline are also included.
The Spring Scenery Pack gives Zoo Tycoon 2 fans an even greater variety of options for creating the ultimate zoo experience. Players with an Internet connection can obtain the Scenery Pack from within the game by clicking on the â€œDownloadsâ€ icon and then selecting â€œScenery Packâ€ in the menu. All the new objects help meet virtual guestsâ€™ need for entertainment in the game.
Featuring 30 incredibly detailed animals, a dazzling array of building tools and objects, a new zoom feature and beautiful 3D graphics, Zoo Tycoon 2 lets players experience the excitement and fun of building the ultimate zoo. The best-selling game, developed by Blue Fang Games and published by MicrosoftÂ® Game Studios, has earned high praise from gaming and parenting experts as well as its loyal fan base. Last month Zoo Tycoon 2 earned the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Computer Family Game of the Year Interactive Achievement Award. Other notable awards and recognitions include Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine's "Teacher's Pick: Best Tech 2004," The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Child Magazine's "The Best Software and Video Games of 2004," Dean Takahashi's Top-10 Games of 2004 and Dr. Toy's Top-10 High Tech Toys of 2004.
Zoo Tycoon 2 lets players get a close-up look at their creations, offering intuitive controls and fun tutorials that allow players of all ages to enjoy the game right out of the box. Players can immerse themselves in the zoo experience with features such as the Zoo Guest mode, in which players can walk around and enjoy the game like visitors on a day at the zoo; Zoo Keeper mode, allowing players to interact with their animals as never before; and a new Photo Safari Mode. Players can take pictures of their favorite animals and guests and share them online with friends. The Zoopedia, chock full of entertaining and interesting facts about animals, rounds out the new and improved features of the game.
For more information about Zoo Tycoon 2, please visit www.zootycoon.com.
Blue Fang Games develops high quality, award-winning PC games. Founded in 1998 by veterans of Papyrus Design Group, Blue Fang is dedicated to delivering high quality, interactive computer game titles to consumers around the world. Blue Fangâ€™s â€œZoo Tycoonâ€ franchise, published by Microsoft Game Studios, has sold more than 5 million units worldwide. Blue Fangâ€™s experienced team of game developers and designers prides itself on its proprietary project management system that delivers outstanding games that are on time and on budget.
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the XboxÂ® video game system, the WindowsÂ® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as Age of EmpiresÂ®, Flight Simulator and Zoo TycoonÂ®; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as FableÂ® and franchises as HaloÂ®, Project Gotham RacingÂ® and MechAssaultÂ®; and MSNÂ® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as â€œBejeweledâ€ and â€œHexicâ„¢.â€