Freeverse Software on Wednesday released
Burning Monkey Solitaire 2005, an update to their popular and long running collection of Solitaire card games for Mac OS and Windows. The 2005 edition includes more animations, more jokes, and four new games: Up, Cruel, Black Hole and Pile On (for a total of 26 different variations of Solitaire).
Burning Monkey Solitaire features a variety of different card designs and backgrounds, along with an audience of wise-cracking simians. The game is able to connect to an online ranking server so you can compare your scores to other BMS players. Burning Monkey Solitaire can also download new jokes from the server. Burning Monkey Solitaire 2005 costs US$24.95; system requirements call for Mac OS 9.0 or Mac OS X, 64MB RAM and 200MB hard disk space. A playable demo is available.
In related news, Freeverse is celebrating its 5 millionth ranked Burning Monkey Solitaire game. The company awarded the player of that 5 millionth ranked game — a 3rd Grade teacher from Los Angeles, Calif. — with a special personalized iPod mini. The iPod mini features
a hand-drawn Burning Monkey
created by Freeverse artist Steven Tzé.