Miffy’s World Available on WiiWare this Friday

PAN Vision Group, a leading independent Nordic publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment based in Stockholm Sweden, in conjunction with Mercis bv, the Amsterdam based licensor and independent Portuguese game developer Biodroid, are pleased to give further details on the gameplay content for Miffy’s World, available for download on WiiWare, from this Friday 15th October for 1,000 Nintendo Points

Miffy’s World is a simulation game world based on the character Miffy authored by Dick Bruna. Using Miffy as the in-game avatar, players must perform quests and puzzles in order to explore the World, score points and gain gifts.

Quests simultaneously promote the exploration of the World, interaction with characters, access to mini-games and are given to the player by NPCs (non player characters). Examples of the quests Miffy must embark on includes ‘The Birthday Party’ where she must undertake a variety of tasks including the delivery of three party invitations to her friends, picking an apple from the apple tree and feeding the chicken in order for it to lay an egg to allow her Aunt Alice to make a pie for the party. In ‘The Bird in the Snow’, Miffy finds a bird in the snow and must help Boris the bear build a bird house for it.

Puzzles each have an interface of their own design according to the gameplay. The puzzles deal with colours, shapes, the naming of objects, etc, and are necessary for the conclusion of quests.

Some examples of the puzzles in the game include ‘Ongoing Object’ where Boris the bear is building something using rectangular boards. The player has to choose from a series of images the right object that Boris is building.

In ‘Remember the Objects’ three objects are shown for 4-5 seconds on the screen. They fade to the background and a wraparound image appears. The player then has to identify the three objects in the picture.

With an abundance of quests and puzzles for the player to undertake and complete, Miffy’s World is set to stimulate the imagination and entertain a whole new generation of children.

KEY FEATURES
• Single player or two-player
• 2D wrap-around circular world comprised of the main characters’ houses (Miffy, Poppy, Boris, and more) and other locations including the School and the Playground
• Game world designed to replicate the aesthetic of the much loved books
• Game world comprised of four Miffy experiences – World, Zoo, Seaside, Mountains – each with their own individual locations
• In-game time synchronized with the real world via the Wii’s internal clock.
• Three playable characters – Miffy, Mom and Dad
• Eight non-playable characters – Poppy, Grunty, Boris, Barbara, Aunt Alice, Melanie, Snuffy and the Teacher
• Interactive puzzles, object discovery, quests, character interaction and maps

About PAN Vision
PAN Vision is the leading independent distributor and publisher of games and films in the Nordic region with a turnover of €140 million. The company has its own offices throughout the Scandinavian countries as well as the Baltic countries and has 170 employees. The HQ is situated in Stockholm.

About Mercis
Mercis B.V. with its principal office in Amsterdam, has been managing Dick Bruna’s worldwide copyrights since 1971 and is closely involved in the development of all the merchandise and media productions. Mercis Publishing B.V. is the publisher of the Dick Bruna books.

About Biodroid Entertainment
Biodroid Entertainment is a Lisbon based game IP developer that adds value by creating and producing innovative products based on strong existing IPs. We maximize IP value through cross-platform digital media mainly, but not exclusively in the videogame market. We assure that the success factors of IP are rightly capitalized and translated across formats and platforms. We chose creativity as fuel and Intellectual Property as the resource for our factory: we partner with the licensor, we manage and we take it to the market.

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