San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2010
Popular Chocolate Shoppe Management Game Now Lets Players Take to the Sea, Sky, Rails, and Road in Search of Tasty New Ingredients and Exotic Items
PlayFirst® Inc., a leading publisher of engaging interactive entertainment, today announced a major new enhancement for Chocolatier®: Sweet Society, PlayFirst’s exciting Facebook game inspired by their best-selling empire building franchise, Chocolatier. Called Grand Voyages, this new feature adds an entire new play mode to Chocolatier: Sweet Society as players can now travel the world to gather delicious new ingredients to make their chocolate factories and shoppes soar.
With the introduction of Grand Voyages, players can venture out of their chocolate shoppes and factories, on a global trip to search for new ingredients that will increase the value of their chocolates. Previously, Chocolatier: Sweet Society featured two venues of play: the factory where chocolates are made, and the shoppe that players personalize and decorate to entice hungry customers. Now with Grand Voyages, worldwide travel is added to the game bringing an increasing number of international locales to explore. Each new city features a central market where players can purchase special ingredients, allowing them to upgrade their recipe books and earn more coins for their confections. Additionally, players will also be able to open Trade Routes to gain coveted new themed items from each international port.
“Grand Voyages opens up Chocolatier: Sweet Society to take Facebook players outside the shoppe so they can gather scrumptious ingredients from around the world,” said Kenny Shea Dinkin, Chief Creative Officer of PlayFirst. “We’re giving players their ticket to discover sweet new chocolate concoctions and imported items that will truly set their shoppe apart, adding a new dimension to the game.”
In Grand Voyages, players collect tickets for carriage, airship, steamship, and train travel. They can get one free ticket each day and can obtain additional tickets from friends or by using PlayFunds. When they have collected the requisite number of tickets, players can unlock one of the current Grand Voyages ports: New York City or Merida, Mexico. A third port, San Francisco, is already unlocked for all players. Each port features a market from which players can buy unique ingredients to upgrade their chocolate confections and thus further entice their customers while commanding a higher price. Travel to ports is fueled by the new Steam commodity, which recharges daily, is gifted by friends, or purchased with PlayFunds. New ports will be added in future weeks to far-flung places in Europe, Asia, and South America, turning the player into a true world traveler.
Set in San Francisco in 1882, Chocolatier: Sweet Society puts players in charge of a chocolate factory and storefront to build and manage their own personal chocolate empire on Facebook. The game builds on the heralded PlayFirst Chocolatier franchise by taking players behind the scenes to create an assortment of delectable confections using factory machines. Chocolatier is a global, cross platform brand that has touched more than 40 million fans. For more information on Chocolatier: Sweet Society, please visit http://apps.facebook.com/chocolatier/.
PlayFirst, a leading publisher of emotionally engaging interactive entertainment, is committed to providing compelling experiences that always delight customers. By creating engaging story worlds that capture the imagination, PlayFirst teams publish quality gaming experiences across popular platforms worldwide including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Facebook, and consoles. The company’s game portfolio includes world-renowned titles, such as Diner Dash®, Wedding Dash®, Cooking Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®. PlayFirst games are available in major retailers and on more than 500 sites in 20 languages. For more information, visit http://www.playfirst.com.
Dana Whitney for PlayFirst, Inc.