Christmas Quest Puts a New Spin on the Holidays

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Spinapse launches new software game with a holiday theme.

Game developer Spinapse announced the release of Christmas Quest, a new brand of entertainment software that combines scavenger hunt strategy with quiz show competition. Designed for the entire family, Christmas Quest explores the history, traditions, and funny quirks of Christmas celebrations around the world. The mix of game play, fun facts, and offbeat humor will appeal to adults as well as trigger-happy kids.

Game play starts with a set of 9 photo assignments chosen at random. You navigate the globe, exploring live-action scenes in search of these items. When you find an assignment, snap a photo and drag it to the correct slot on the game board. Each matching snapshot gets you quick cash, a spin of the Big Wheel, and a chance to show what you know about the Yuletide celebration. Christmas Quest’s challenging and often unconventional brain twisters are full of surprises and subtle humor, making it easy and fun to learn about the holiday while you play.

"There are so many fascinating, funny facts about Christmas that people just don’t know about," says Bill Purdy, Vice President of Spinapse. "This is a great way to appreciate the holiday in a whole new light."

Christmas Quest is based on the software engine used for the pioneering Photo Hunt series that won MacHome Editor’s Choice Award for "Best Family Game of the Year", Macromedia’s People’s Choice award, and a Gold Seal Award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.

Price and Availability:

Christmas Quest is available for download at

The game comes with one free trial. The full registration price is $14.95 (Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP and Macintosh 10.2 or higher).

About Spinapse:

Spinapse makes games for brains. The company was formed in 2004 by Bill Purdy and John Taylor, two veterans of the educational software industry. Both are alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and have created award-winning products for companies such as Lucas Learning, MSN, Viacom, Riverdeep, the Library of Congress,, and Apple Computer.


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