Le Club des TrouveTout - La CitÃ Perdue: A Classic Educational Game for Windows 95/98
Le Club des TrouveTout - La CitÃ Perdue (The ClueFinders - The Lost City) is a French educational game developed by TLC-Edusoft and published by Mindscape in 1998. It is part of the ClueFinders series, which features a group of young detectives who solve mysteries around the world. The game is designed for children aged 8 to 10 and covers various subjects such as math, science, geography, history and French.
In this game, the ClueFinders travel to a mysterious city hidden in the Amazon rainforest, where they must find clues to stop an evil professor from unleashing a powerful ancient force. The game features interactive puzzles, mini-games, animated cutscenes and voice acting. The game also adapts to the player's skill level and provides feedback and hints.
The game is compatible with Windows 95 and Windows 98, and can be installed on Windows XP by running the SETUP_32 program located in the INST_32 folder of the CD. The game can be downloaded for free from the Internet Archive[^1^] [^2^] [^3^], where it is preserved as a historical and cultural artifact.Le Club des TrouveTout - La CitÃ Perdue is one of the many titles in the ClueFinders series, which has been praised for its balance of education and entertainment. The series covers various subjects and grade levels, ranging from 3rd to 6th grade, as well as reading and math adventures. The series also features a variety of settings and themes, such as ancient Egypt, the Himalayas, an underwater city, a haunted carnival and a toy store. The series has received numerous awards, such as the Parents' Choice Gold Award, the National Parenting Publications Award and the Software Publishers Association Codie Award. [^4^]
The ClueFinders series was created by The Learning Company (formerly SoftKey), a leading developer and publisher of educational software for children. The Learning Company was acquired by Mattel in 1998, and then sold to Gores Technology Group in 2000. The ClueFinders series was discontinued in 2002, after the release of The ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade. However, the series is still available for download from various websites and online platforms. The series has also spawned a fan community, which maintains a wiki and a fanfiction site dedicated to the ClueFinders characters and stories. [^1^] [^3^]The ClueFinders series features a diverse cast of characters, both human and non-human, who help or hinder the ClueFinders in their adventures. The main characters are the four members of the ClueFinders team: Joni Savage, Santiago Rivera, Leslie Clark and Owen Lam. Joni is the leader of the group, a brave and adventurous girl who loves animals and nature. Santiago is Joni's best friend, a smart and resourceful boy who enjoys puzzles and challenges. Leslie is a genius girl who excels at science and math, but sometimes lacks common sense. Owen is a friendly and athletic boy who has a good sense of humor, but is not very good at schoolwork. The ClueFinders are also accompanied by LapTrap, a talking laptop computer who provides information and guidance to the team. [^1^] [^2^]
The ClueFinders series also introduces many other characters who appear in different games and settings. Some of them are allies of the ClueFinders, such as Professor Botch, a quirky inventor who creates gadgets for the team; Dr. Horace Pythagoras, a wise and eccentric mathematician who mentors Leslie; Carmen Sandiego, a notorious thief who teams up with the ClueFinders in one game; and various local characters who assist the ClueFinders in their missions. Some of them are enemies of the ClueFinders, such as Mathra, a monstrous creature who terrorizes the rainforest; Fletcher Q. Limburger, a greedy businessman who plots to destroy ancient civilizations; Malicia, a wicked sorceress who wants to unleash chaos in the world; and Alistair Loveless, a mad scientist who kidnaps Joni's uncle. Some of them are neutral or ambiguous characters, such as Pericles Lear, a mysterious playwright who tests the ClueFinders' reading skills; Vasco de Bongo, a mischievous monkey who steals clues from the ClueFinders; and The Big Fish, a giant fish who lives in an underwater city. [^1^] [^3^] ec8f644aee