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Legacy Interactive Launches Pet Pals: New Leash on Life

October 22, 2008

Legacy Interactive Launches Pet Pals: New Leash on Life

A Portion of The Games Sales Donated to The Humane Society of the United States

Legacy Interactive announced today that the latest title in their award winning Pet Pals series, Pet Pals: New Leash on Life, is available for download at www.legacygames.com. In this simulation-vet game players can experience what it is like to be an actual veterinarian by diagnosing, operating, taking care of, feeding and playing with virtual pets. There is also an enrichment portion of the game that allows players to prepare the animals to be adopted into caring families.

In Pet Pals: New Leash on Life, the player assumes the role of a young veterinarian starting a job at an animal rescue center. The players goal is to nurse all of the admitted animals back to health and ultimately place them into permanent homes. In the game players will encounter more than 30 different animal cases, derived from practicing veterinarians. These range from a drooling rabbit to emergencies involving a dog who has been hit by a car or a kitten swallowing a piece of string. The player must heal and nurture these animals, along with 15 other breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals

More than 45 realistic medical tools allow the player to gather samples, palpitate and examine the animals, and even perform surgery. Players help rescued animals through all phases of the recovery and then have a direct influence on their adoption. When players are successful at treating and adopting out patients, they get a promotion. With each promotion the player is given more responsibilities and increasingly more difficult cases to handle. Just as in the real world, during game-play, emergencies arise that require immediate attention and players must prioritize their cases to make sure every animal has a successful recovery. Players have the opportunity to follow up with their animal patients to see how they succeeded with their treatments and will receive messages from the adoptive family updating them on the progress of the animals.

In the new enrichment element players get to interact with their animals by petting them, playing fetch, training, grooming, and more in order to get them ready for adoption. Also included in the game are a variety of engaging mini-games with tons of animal trivia and information on careers in the animal world.

Consistent with Legacys frequent efforts to work with nonprofits, a portion of the sales from Pet Pals: New Leash on Life has provided financial support for The Humane Society of the United States.

"We are so excited to provide support for the invaluable programs of The Humane Society of the United States," said Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO, Legacy Interactive. "We hope that by purchasing Pet Pals: New Leash on Life players will get the opportunity to see what its like to be a vet, have fun and at the same time feel good about supporting a great animal protection organization."

Rated E for Everyone, 8+, Pet Pals: New Leash on Life is available as a PC download for $19.95 at www.legacygames.com. The Mac version will be available for download in November 2008.

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