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'SPY IN THE CITY' INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE MODERNIZED WITH NEW MOBILE PLATFORM

April 23, 2014

Now available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 3, SPY’s interactive experience touts improved gameplay and enhanced mission

APRIL 23, 2014 – WASHINGTON, DC – The International Spy Museum announced today the re-launch of one of its premiere interactive experiences, Spy in the City®, now available for the first time on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 3.

The state-of-the-art device will allow users a faster-moving cutting edge experience while engaging in their mobile mission, bringing today’s technology together with the classic tradecraft of espionage. The latest revamp brings with it mission enhancements, more efficient gameplay, and a sleek new design to the established GPS-guided mission.

Developed with real intelligence officers, Spy in the City gives users an authentic understanding of some of the challenges real spies face. To complete their mission, operatives must intercept an agent attempting to sell classified information to foreign operatives. Users will explore the Nation’s Capital with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in hand, as secretive clues and operation details are automatically pushed to the device upon reaching predetermined locations throughout the city. Their spy skills are put to the test as players hack hostile agent communications, run a false flag operation, decrypt hidden codes and documents, and intercept audio intel, all while earning points upon each achievement as they work their way to mission completion.

Spy in the City matches the interactive standards the Museum maintains overall to educate and engage the public on the tradecraft of espionage. The Museum is particularly focused on providing a context that fosters an understanding of the important role of intelligence in impacting current and historic events. Spy in the City is available as a standalone experience as well as in concert with general admission to the Museum’s complete collection. For more information on ticketing and tours, please visit www.spymuseum.org/spyinthecity.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM

The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage and intelligence. Open since July 2002, the Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. The mission of the International Spy Museum is to educate the public about espionage and intelligence in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of their important role in and impact on current and historic events. The Museum's permanent collection chronicles the history of espionage, from its inception, to the modern day challenges facing intelligence professionals worldwide in the 21st Century and the looming threat of Cyber War in Weapons of Mass Disruption. For more information, please visit www.spymuseum.org.

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