The Color of Murder: A Carol Reed Mystery

Posted December 16, 2008 @ 9:08 am - Filed under: Game News

The Color of Murder: A Carol Reed MysteryThe Color of Murder is the most recent adventure game in the Carol Reed series developed by MDNA Games. This release follows Blood Ties, Righteous Kill, Ghost in the Sheet, East Side Story and Time Stand Still.

In The Color of Murder, an old friend named Willy has lost contact with his son and needs Carol and the players’ help in finding him. What starts as the search for a missing person quickly becomes something more sinister as his ties to a local man who was murdered last week become apparent. Once more, Carol must journey through the beautiful city of Norrkoping, Sweden, in search of answers.

Key Features:

  • 100% mouse driven point-and-click gameplay
  • A short tutorial for those players not familiar with this type of game
  • A hint system that ensures the player does not get stuck
  • Rich unfolding story
  • A wide variety of luminous environments and unusual characters
  • Clever puzzles to solve
  • Games can be saved and loaded at any time
  • Engaging ambient music and sound
  • A bypass feature for the more complicated puzzles

“The Carol Reed mystery games have really resonated with our audience,” explained Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom, “and we feel Color of Murder is the strongest title yet in the series. The tutorial and hint system we implemented should open this game up to even more gamers who previously were reluctant to try adventure games.”

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Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

Posted December 1, 2008 @ 6:40 am - Filed under: Game News

Big Fish Games, the world’s leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment, has announced the launch of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the fifth title in Big Fish Games’ blockbuster hidden object-adventure series. The Mystery Case Files franchise is the number one brand in casual games and has sold more than 2.5 million units to date.

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

“Return to Ravenhearst is the largest and most ambitious project to come out of our studios. The game’s production value rivals some of the top games for the core game audience, yet the game maintains an approachable style that will appeal to all gamers,” said Pat Wylie, vice president of Big Fish Games Studios. “The Mystery Case Files franchise has been generating a mass-market phenomenon similar to what Myst achieved in 1991 and The Sims in 2000. Early reviews and customer testimonials indicate that the release of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst will create broad demand well over and above the traditional casual games’ audience.”

“Return to Ravenhearst gives players a chance to jump head first into a truly interactive and immersive mystery novel. The engaging storyline is complemented by haunting performances from live actors and underscored by an original music soundtrack that was performed by the Berlin Film Orchestra,” said Adrian Woods, lead game designer at Big Fish Games. “In addition to the challenging and addictive game play that Mystery Case Files fans have come to know and love, we’ve added a graphic adventure component that allows players to explore and interact with the world of Ravenhearst like never before.”

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst takes players back to Ravenhearst Manor, a mysterious 19th century mansion constructed by Charles Dalimar as a symbol of affection for his love, Emma Ravenhearst. In the first visit to the mansion, taking place within the hit game Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst, players explored the haunted dwelling and pieced together the mystery of the mansion’s now-deceased namesake. In the latest installment of the series, Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the Queen of England has summoned the player back to the now-decrepit mansion to shed some light on the manor’s dark past and put the mysteries of Ravenhearst to rest, once and for all.

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst is the fifth title in the critically-acclaimed Mystery Case Files series which includes Mystery Case Files: Huntsville, Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst and Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate.

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