Indiana Jones Adventure World

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Indiana Jones Adventure World
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The title screen for Indiana Jones Adventure World
Developer(s) Zynga Boston
Publisher(s) Zynga
Platform(s) Facebook Platform
Release date(s) Facebook
September 9, 2011
Genre(s) Social, Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Indiana Jones Adventure World is a 2011 adventure game for the social network Facebook. It is the first game made by Zynga's Boston development studio, which is made up of developers from Conduit Labs and Floodgate Entertainment.[1] Adventure World was originally made independent of Indiana Jones, but after it was announced that Zynga had reached a deal with Lucasfilm to bring Indiana Jones to Adventure World,[2] Indiana Jones appeared in off-screen cameo roles. On November 29, 2011, Indiana Jones was added to the game in a chapter dedicated to the character called "Calendar of the Sun". At this time, the title was changed to Indiana Jones Adventure World.[3] Hal Barwood, the co-writer and co-designer of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and writer and designer of Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine worked on Indiana Jones Adventure World in the area of narrative design.[4] Game writer Jonathon Myers has provided narrative support in the wake of Hal Barwood's contribution.

Indiana Jones Adventure World was one in a slew of titles shut down by Zynga at the end of 2012 as part of a cost-cutting measure.[5]

Plot[edit]

The game is set in 1930s Middle America. The main character is either a male or a female who has just joined the Adventure Society, and sets up a base camp in an effort to explore ancient ruins.

Gameplay[edit]

The object of Indiana Jones Adventure World is to achieve goals by exploring maps. One of the maps, "Calendar of the Sun", allows the player to team up with a non-playable Indiana Jones to search for the mythical object that can control time.

The player depends upon energy, adventure cash, coins, and goals.[6]

Characters[edit]

  • Professor John Allen
  • Emily Balderdash
  • Crazy Carl
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Trip Hawthorne
  • Zoey Hugo
  • Malcolm
  • Ken Sprocket

Characters from the Indiana Jones franchise[edit]

  • René Emile Belloq
  • Forrestal
  • Marcus Brody
  • Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr.
  • Harold Oxley
  • Marion Ravenwood
  • Sallah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adventure World Preview". Gamezebo. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Zynga Reveals Adventure World - Web Games News at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Your First Look at Indiana Jones the Facebook Game". Kotaku. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Indy no longer anti-social thanks in part to Hal Barwood". The International House of Mojo. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  5. ^ Goldman, David (December 31, 2012). "Zynga shuts down PetVille, 10 other apps". CNN Money. Time Warner. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Adventure World: Zynga's Next Big Thing - Web Games Preview at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

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