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Vets Nationwide Contributed Real-Life Animal Health Care Scenarios

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 31, 2008 - Legacy Interactive today released the
downloadable version of /Farm Vet/, a PC simulation game for animal
lovers. Vivendi Games will publish a retail version of the game next
month. Whether the horse has dislocated its knee or the cow has choked
on an apple, players who download /Farm Vet/ can be sure they're getting
the real deal. /Farm Vet/ centers around a player character who faces
real-life animal care situations in order to build experience and train
to become the virtual farm's primary veterinarian by the end of the
game. In order to create all of the animal health care situations
players experience in the game, the team at Legacy Interactive tapped
into a community of veterinarians through online channels.

*Tapping Into Vets Nationwide*
Veterinarians across the country were asked to submit real-life
scenarios and challenges they had faced in their own practices and only
the best and most interesting cases were selected. The resulting
detailed vet simulations were written by real working vets from their
own personal case files. In addition to treating their ailments, players
must also provide their basic care including feeding, watering and
walking and/or playing with the animals.

"/Farm Vet /is an informative, interactive case study program that I
hope will ignite an interest in animal medicine. The diseases
illustrated in this game are carefully researched examples of what are
routinely encountered by farm animal veterinarians," said Nampa,
Idaho-based veterinarian, Dr. Danielle Wehr. "Young animal lovers and
anyone with an interest in medicine or science will love this game."

"We sifted through hundreds of scenarios, and a staggering amount of
energy has gone into perfecting each detail of the cases," said Ryan
Modjeski, the /Farm Vet /producer at Legacy Interactive.

*Playing the Part of Farm Vet*
In /Farm Vet/, the player character is a young teenager who has taken a
job on a farm run by the local veterinarian. The player is challenged
with building a thriving, healthy farm and treating enough animal cases
to become a full-fledged vet, through the tutelage of the owner and the
player's mentor. Players are free to explore and move around the
real-time 3D farm environment as they heal sick animals, play fun
farm-themed mini-games such as milking, horseback riding and egg
collecting, as well as playing with and providing overall care for the
animals. As the player gains confidence and has a few cases under their
belt, the world expands to include more locations and new mini-games. If
each level is completed successfully, the player receives promotions and
eventually assumes full control of the farm.

*Pricing and Availability*
/Farm Vet/ is available now for download at Legacy Interactive's online
game channel at LegacyGames.com for $19.95, and is rated E-10+. Legacy
plans to launch a boxed retail version in February 2008 through Vivendi

About Legacy Interactive

Legacy Interactive is a developer and publisher of casual games.
Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation
for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad
audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is well known for its
TV-branded games, such as /Law & Order/ and /The Apprentice/, as well as
for its popular simulation games /Pet Pals: Animal Doctor/, /Emergency
Room/ and /Zoo Vet/. Through Legacy's online casual game portal at
customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and
write reviews and share playlists of their favorite games. Legacy has
ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with
a number of companies, including Vivendi Games, Universal Studios,
Ubisoft, Mindscape, Majesco Entertainment, and Scholastic. Legacy
Interactive can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com

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