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Mata Hari

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: dtp

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'Mata Hari' Coming to North America

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT

Europe, at the beginning of the 20th century: The beautiful dancer Mata Hari has collective manhood at her command. The performances of the native Dutch girl as an oriental nude dancer are an overwhelming success in the unbounded luxury and enjoyment of life of the Belle Epoque. Her daring dancing shows attract influential gentlemen from the realms of industry and politics, amongst these the attractive Swiss Oscar Samsonet. He quickly realizes that this exotic beauty can be ideally used to realize his aims. Lured by her taste for adventure and the prospect of making a fast buck, Mata Hari becomes a spy.

Set in the years preceding World War I, the Belle Époque, Mata Hari, the game, presents a superb story in a stunning period piece that immerses the player into a full world populated with both real and fictional characters. Notable intriguing personalities, who played played important roles in determining real-life events in the early 20th century include: Anthony Fokker, the famous airplane manufacturer, the wealthy diplomat Emil Jellinek, whose daughter Mercedes became the namesake for Daimler’s prestigious automobile, and Marie Curie, the Nobel laureate scientist whose pioneering work with Radium started a new era in science.

The game’s storyline dares adventure gamers by immersing them into a sexy and fantastic world laden with puzzles and challenging missions. It’s up to the player to choose from several different paths as the game unfolds. As well, depending on their skill and choices, players will experience several different endings. Adventure gamers will enjoy playing spy in a variety of social settings and applying their wits to situations in the realm of espionage by using logic, sabotage, and of course, seduction, to name a few.

Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented, “We are thrilled to partner with dtp entertainment to bring Mata Hari: Betrayal is only a Kiss Away to North America. She was an intriguing character in real life and her real life activities set the stage for a magnificent adventure. In the hands of Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein, Mata Hari’s story of both spy and seductress becomes a top notch adventure game.”

„We are very happy to work with Viva Media. They have shown that they have vast experience in marketing and distributing PC adventure games and have always been a reliable partner for many years”, Christopher Kellner, International Sales Director at dtp entertainment, commented.


  • Point & Click Adventure in the age of the ‘Belle Époque’
  • Dozens of wunderful and atmospheric animated 3D locations
  • Different endings depending on the way of playing
  • Thrilling spy mini games
  • Mata Hari uses her charms and abilities to get highly critical secrets in a very ingenious way

Story and game design of Mata Hari will be created by the industry veterans Hal Barwood (“Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis”; LucasArts) and Noah Falstein (u.a. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”; Lucas Arts).

Currently available in Europe, Vive Media will be bringing Mata Hari, developed by Cranberry production, to Norht America in June 2009 for $19.99.

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