Explore the weird and wonderful archives of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Zon8.
Robert Ripley’s legacy as an adventurer lives on today through Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums, books, TV and radio shows. Soon Ripley fans will have the opportunity to experience Ripley’s world of the weird like they never have before through Zon8: The Vault, Ripley’s first online game.
Scheduled to launch the week of June 28, Zon8 is a free-to-play browser-based Flash game that takes players into Ripley’s virtual world of artifacts and oddities. While exploring the Church of the One Tree in Robert Ripley’s hometown, you discover a warehouse beneath the church that turns out to be Ripley’s secret archives.
You must find the artifacts that provide you with clues needed to continue on your journey, and solve a series of mind-bending puzzles in order to proceed. Every room in each of the eight levels provides its own special challenges for you to face. As you advance in the game, you also leap forward into the future.
Players eventually come face-to-face with S.A.R.I. (Secure Access Ripley Interface) – an imaginary artificial intelligence that Robert Ripley supposedly created, which will put you on the spot to see if you have gathered the correct answers along your journey.
S.A.R.I. asks a series of questions that players must answer from information that they have gathered during the game. The multiple-choice questions are actual Believe It or Not! facts. Eight correct answers in a row complete the game. Get one wrong and players must start again.
As a promotion to celebrate the game’s launch, the first 50 players to successfully complete the game will receive prices. Finishers 11 through 30 will receive a copy of the Ripley book, “In Search of the Shrunken Head,” and finishers from 31 to 50 will receive the Ripley book, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing is Believing.”
The first 10 players to finish the game will receive a prize that rewards them for their Ripley-esque spirit of adventure – a custom made shrunken head created by Ripley’s F/X department exclusively for this game. Only 10 were made and they’re the only ones in existence!
Zon8 is set to launch during the week of June 28. Ripley recommends players sign up to receive an email notification of the game’s launch so they can get a jump on the competition to win a coveted shrunken head.