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Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Himalaya Studios press release (January 23, 2007):

    Al Emmo Strikes Gold

    January 23, 2007 - Adventure-Archiv announced today that "Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine has been awarded the title: Best Indie Adventure Game of 2006. Al Emmo faced staunch competition, being merely one of sixty-eight adventure games reviewed.

    Britney Brimhall, Chairman & CEO of Himalaya Studios comments, "we are really proud and excited to receive this honor." Brimhall also remarks, "we put so much work and love into this title, so it is really rewarding to see people are noticing our efforts."

    "Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine"is a humorous, classic-style, point-and-click adventure game, following the escapades of Al through the Wild West. Released in September of 2006, it continues to receive many favorable reviews. It can be purchased online at www.alemmo.com or downloaded at a number of online stores, such as www.telltalegames.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111431) on May 06, 2011.

Himalaya Studios press release (November 29, 2006):

    Remember the Al Emmo? It's Ready for Download!

    November 29, 2006 - Himalaya Studios, developer of the classic style adventure game Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine, has allied with publishers Telltale Games and Trygames to release the title as a download. Players can now visit www.telltalegames.com or www.trygames.com to immediately purchase, download, and enjoy Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine.

    Britney Brimhall, Chairman & CEO of Himalaya Studios comments, “the downloadable version of Al Emmo has many benefits. First, the player can have immediate gratification by accessing the game in minutes. Second, the downloadable version is less expensive and will appeal to those on a budget."

    Himalaya Studios was disappointed by the disappearance of retro, classic style adventure gaming and anticipates a major revival in the genre with Al Emmo. To support their mission, Himalaya Studios encourages adventure gamers throughout the world to unite and spread the word of the return of classic adventure gaming with Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111431) on May 06, 2011.

Himalaya Studios press release (September 06, 2006):

    Himalaya Studios Ships Classic Style Adventure Game for the PC

    September 6, 2006--Remember an era when classics like King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, and Monkey Island reigned supreme? Remember a time when games had an enticing storyline and challenging puzzles? A few years ago, journalists proclaimed the adventure gaming genre was dead, but that didn't last for long!

    The fan-bois (and girl) responsible for creating remakes of Sierra's beloved King's Quest I and King's Quest II, have just released their first original classic-style adventure game for the PC, Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine.

    Britney Brimhall, Chairman & CEO of Himalaya Studios comments, “after spending several years in development, making certain to get all the details JUST right, we are SO excited to finally release the game to adventure game lovers around the world!" Brimhall also remarks, “fans of the adventure genre have been neglected for far too long, and we hope with the release of Al Emmo, that gamers will once again feel the immense nostalgic feeling of loading a classic for the first time."

    Order fulfillment commenced on Wednesday morning, and those who placed a preorder can expect to receive their classic gaming goodness in a flash. For those who did not yet place an order, now is the chance to visit Himalaya Studios' brand new online store at http://store.himalayaforums.com/. Gamers can purchase the game, soundtrack, art prints and more, all which will be immediately shipped to their doorstep.

    Recently, Himalaya Studios updated the official Al Emmo website. Fans can mosey on over to www.alemmo.com for the chance to win prizes; take a sneak peek, behind the scenes, and see a “making of" movie; view never seen before concept art, and more!

    Himalaya Studios was disappointed by the disappearance of retro, classic style adventure gaming and anticipates a major revival in the genre with their first original release. To support their mission, Himalaya Studios encourages adventure gamers throughout the world to unite and spread the word of the return of classic adventure gaming with Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111431) on May 06, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (Worldwide):

    Al Emmo is single.
    He's also forty-two.

    But he has a plan: marry a mail-order bride and prove he's a real man! Are you ready?!

    Embark on an epic journey that will send our hero deep into the heart of the wild west in search of unrequited love and lost gold. Brave a horde of desert perils including excessively equipped prairie dogs, an extremist exterminator, and a liquor SO potent, you won't remember your hangover!

    Features:
    • Over 120 high-res, hand-painted background scenes!
    • More than 15,000 frames of fantastically fluid pre-rendered character animation!
    • Detailed speech portraits for over 24 interactive characters!
    • Fully voiced and lip-synched character dialogue!
    • More than two hours of beautifully scored original music!
    • Nine Acts filled with fun, excitement, humor, and danger!

    [Captions]

    Everyone's got a secret to hide... even the town mayor.

    Hand-painted desert scenery with a dry-brush flavor.

    A classic adventure game with a few spooky twists!

    Giddy up with ghosts, gold, guns, and girls galore!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111431) on May 06, 2011.

www.himalayastudios.com (Developer's website):
    The Story
    Join feeble, middle-aged Easterner, Al Emmo, on his journey into the heart of the Wild-West in search of love, adventure, and inconceivable wealth! But is Al really cut out to be a cowboy? A rival stranger in town and a looming thousand-year-old Aztec curse are bound to keep Al on his toes. Does redemption lie within the haunted depths of the Lost Dutchman's Mine? And is Al brave enough to enter? You decide!

    Al Emmo Features
    - Hand-painted 2D backgrounds
    - 3D pre-rendered animations
    - Detailed character portraits
    - Lip-synced character voices
    - Over 2 hours original music

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111431) on May 06, 2011.