Lost City of Z?
Nat Geo Adventure: Lost City of Z is a single player, point-and-click PC game adventure based on the true to life mystery of the Amazonian Lost City of Z, the disappearance of a prominent explorer at the beginning of the last century, and National Geographic's television coverage of recent revelations surrounding the mystery. Game features include a merging of fictional characters and in-game action, with historical events and recent archeological discoveries, as well as exciting puzzle and hidden object gameplay.
|In 1925, veteran British surveyor, archeologist and explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett journeyed to the Mato Grosso region of Brazil with a small crew to search for a lost civilization – what he referred to as the 'City of Z.' Neither he nor any in his party ever returned. Reported nearly two-hundred years earlier in a document penned by a Portuguese explorer, the lost City of Z, the suspected hub of an as of yet undiscovered large-scale civilization in what was assumed to always have been the sparsely populated inner Amazon region, was Fawcett's passion and obsession. His adventures and disappearance became the stuff of legend, inspiring everything from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, to early Hollywood movies and in part, even the iconic adventures and person of Indiana Jones.
Story and Gameplay
The historical Colonel Fawcett was quite aware of the dangers of his adventures, including disease, wild animals and the possibly fatal consequences of trespassing in the lands of native tribes. He even went so far as to request that no rescue party be sent if he did not return. In real-life this was ignored, and scores of people were lost over the years searching for Colonel Fawcett and/or the truth behind the legendary City of Z. The storyline of Nat Geo Adventure: Lost City of Z features the fictional account of one of these later expeditions, in this case lead by a modern National Geographic employee. Reported missing in the jungle for four days, it’s up to you to help find your National Geographic comrade and the truth behind the real Lost City of Z. To do so players use the game's point-and-click interaction mechanism to collect clues and hidden items found throughout the game environment, read maps and solve puzzles. In addition, players will engage in five mini-games and use their in-game camera and journal to document the wildlife, environments, artifacts and ruins that are encountered as they creep ever closer to finally solving the mystery of the Lost City of Z.
Key Game Features
- Follow the clues left by Colonel Fawcett to lead you through the mysterious rainforest.
- Play 5 exciting new mini-games to challenge clue solving skills.
- Watch thrilling footage from the National Geographic chronicle of the Lost City of Z as seen on TV.
- Take photographs of the beautiful scenes and wildlife around you and catalog them in your daily journal.
- Single player, hidden object mystery, point-and-click adventure.
- Educational and entertaining content and gameplay suitable for all ages.
Minimum Requirements: Pentium 4 1.4 GHz 100% compatible, 256 MB RAM, 540 MB HD space, 64 MB AGP DirectX 9 and T&L compatible video accelerator card, DirectX 9.0c or later (included on CD), DirectX compatible sound card, Mouse, and CD-Rom drive.