- 7th Level, located in Richardson, Texas, will be bringing the wacky adventures of animal-loving Ace Ventura to the interactive world in August with the release of Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
Ace Ventura needs the help of players eight to 14 to crack a case involving missing animals. The voice of the pet detective is provided by the actor from the Saturday morning series on CBS.
The title will be available for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Macintosh in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
7th Level plans to develop and publish another title, likely to be an animal education product, featuring the movie and TV property. Los Angeles-based Morgan Creek Interactive is the licensor.
- Discovery Channel Multimedia of Bethesda, Maryland, invites players 12-plus to step into the skin of a lion in Savage and struggle to survive on the Serengeti. The game features 10 levels representing different stages of the lion’s life, and the lion encounters 20 enemies and prey on the 3-D, real-time terrain.
It’s the first animal simulation title by Discovery Channel Multimedia, as well as its first product set in a 3-D world and in real time. Viridis of Los Angeles is the game’s developer.
Savage hit shelves in late April in the U.S. and Canada, and is available for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
- Atlanta-based IBM Multimedia Studio is taking kids five to nine on a trek through the wilderness in The Jungle Book, launched early last month. Players accompany Colonel Ilgwom and his monkey, La-tee, in their quest to recover the stolen crown of King Louie, the orangutan ruler of Monkey City.
The title, developed by Powerhouse Entertainment of Dallas, Texas, incorporates footage from the 1994 live action movie The Jungle Book.
The game is available for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 in the U.S. and Canada, and will enter Europe in the fall.