Antique Road Trip

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For the BBC television series, see Antiques Road Trip.
Antique Road Trip (series)
Antique Road Trip American Dreamin' Logo, by Boomzap Entertainment.png
Official logo of Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'
Genres Casual games(Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure Game)
Developers Boomzap Entertainment
Publishers Big Fish Games
Platforms Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android
First release Antique Road Trip: USA
May 30, 2010
Latest release Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'
September 25, 2013
Official website www.boomzap.com
www.antiqueroadtripgame.com

Antique Road Trip is a casual hidden object puzzle adventure game series developed by Boomzap Entertainment and published exclusively by Big Fish Games. In order to progress through each game, the player must solve puzzles and find hidden objects. It is available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android platforms.

As of 2013, Boomzap has released three Antique Road Trip games. Unlike the first two games in the franchise, the latest installment Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin is the first free-to-play game developed by Boomzap.

Plot/Storyline[edit]

Main characters Grace and James Anderson are newlyweds travelling across America in search for hard-to-find antiques for their business.[1] They visit cities such as Cheyenne, Memphis, Austin, Montana, Wisconsin and Louisiana to find various treasures.[2][3] In the sequel, their newborn son, Colin, and a cute little puppy join in their adventures.[4]

These two antiques experts return for a third game not as main characters, but to help the player rebuild a local antique shop.[5]

Games[edit]

Antique Road Trip: USA[edit]

Antique Road Trip: USA was released as an exclusive game on Big Fish Games on May 30, 2010 where it quickly rose to #5 on the all formats chart.[2] Antique Road Trip is a game in the Hidden Object genre containing different types of mini-games. Gamezebo gave a score of 3.5 out of 5 stars to the game, saying "Still, Antique Road Trip is a solid game, if not an especially profound or memorable one."[6] Antique Road Trip: USA was released as an app with Free and Full versions on the iOS for both the iPhone and iPad in the months of June and July in 2011.[7] Meanwhile, Android versions for Google Play and Amazon App Store were released in 2013.[8]

Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming[edit]

Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming was released on Big Fish Games on April 19, 2011 as a sequel to Antique Road Trip USA. Similar to the prequel, it is a hidden object game with different mini-games. It received positive reviews from various game sites like iWin,[9] Gamezebo[10] and Big Fish Games[11] where the customizable hint-giving puppy was pointed out as a "cute and welcome addition to the game." Android versions for Google Play and Amazon App Store were released in 2014.[12]

Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'[edit]

Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' is the third game in the franchise and was released on Big Fish Games on September 25, 2013.[13] Like the first two games, the gameplay consists of hidden object scenes and mini-games. However, this is the first in the series, and of all the games developed by Boomzap, to be offered in the free-to-play format. It also includes a town-building feature. In an interview with Boomzap developers, it can be played as a stand-alone since the players create their own story.[14] It also has a social gaming component wherein interaction with other real live players is also available.[15]

Big Fish Games and Boomzap Entertainment also released an update that featured a Thanksgiving event starting November 15, 2013. Autumn-themed decorations and items were added to the game, including new quests and a pilgrim character.[16]

Another update was released on December 10, 2013 which added new Christmas hidden object scenes, all-around Winter theme and daily holiday quests. [17] Boomzap and Big Fish Games continue to release updates with themed events such as Valentines.[18] It features a love story between two female characters.[19] According to a review, it is "highly enjoyable and visually appealing" and "family-friendly".[20]

Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin was also released on iTunes for the iPad on June 11, 2014.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antique Road Trip: USA" on Boomzap Entertainment
  2. ^ a b "Antique Road Trip: USA" on Big Fish Games
  3. ^ "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming" on Big Fish Games
  4. ^ "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming" on Jay Is Games
  5. ^ "Antique Road Trip 3: American Dreamin'" on Boomzap Entertainment
  6. ^ "Antique Road Trip: USA Review" on Gamezebo
  7. ^ "App Ranking, Analytics, Market Intelligence". App Annie. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  8. ^ "Antique Road Trip: USA" on Boomzap Entertainment.
  9. ^ iWin User. "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming - Hidden Object Games game at iWin". Iwin.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  10. ^ "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming User Reviews". Gamezebo. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  11. ^ "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming Forum" on Big Fish Games
  12. ^ [boomzap.com/android/antique-road-trip-2-homecoming-android "Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming"] on Boomzap Entertainment.
  13. ^ "Antique Road Trip 3: American Dreamin" on Big Fish Games
  14. ^ "Behind the Curtain: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’" on Big Fish Games
  15. ^ "Big Fish's "Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'" Now Free to Play on BigFishGames.com" on The Sacramento Bee
  16. ^ "Update Available for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' - November 14, 2013" on Big Fish Games.
  17. ^ "UPDATED Version - Available for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' - December 10, 2013" on Big Fish Games.
  18. ^ "UPDATE: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' - February 9, 2014" on Boomzap
  19. ^ "12 Valentine’s Day gaming goodies from the (Asian) web to treat yourself to" on GamesInAsia.com
  20. ^ "Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' - Review" on AllAboutCasualGame.com
  21. ^ "Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'" on Boomzap Entertainment

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