Activision Press Release (July 31. 2006):
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
Do you have a keen eye for detail? See if you can locate enough hidden clues to solve the crimes and become a Master Detective. Mystery Case Files: Huntsville provides players with a collection of intriguing mysteries and brain-teasers to solve. There are picture puzzles to ponder, strange crime scenes to explore, and much, much, more! With thousands of hidden clues it's a new game each time you play Huntsville!
- 15+ crimes to solve.
- More than 20 unique locations.
- Thousands of items to find.
- Like Huntsville? Try all of the MCF games!!
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Activision Value Publishing, Inc. to Distribute Big Fish Games; Three Successful Online Titles Selected for Retail
Press Release (March 7, 2006):
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Activision Value Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), has entered into a distribution agreement with Big Fish Games(TM) under which Activision will be the exclusive distributor of three titles for the PC CD-ROM.
Under the terms of the agreement, Activision Value will distribute boxed versions of Fish Tycoon, Mystery Case Files: Huntsville and Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects. The Mystery Case Files franchise is one of the best selling casual games franchises in the industry. MCF: Huntsville will hit retail shelves in September followed by MCF: Prime Suspects for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Games are rated "E" for Everyone by ESRB.
"Big Fish Games is a leader in the casual downloadable market with multiple top sellers, including the best selling franchise ever in Mystery Case Files, so to have the opportunity to team up with them on these PC games will only strengthen our division," said Tim Flaherty, VP of Sales for Activision Publishing, Inc.
"The partnership between Activision, with its dedication to providing customers with great games and Big Fish Games Studios, which produces exceptionally high quality content, should result in great gains for both companies," Flaherty added.
"We were very careful in moving into retail, and wanted the perfect partner who could take our hit casual games forward on CD ROM with the greatest reach and focus," said Paul Thelen, CEO of Big Fish Games. "Activision understands the market for our games and is allowing us to cooperatively educate the key retailers about the rapidly growing opportunity that exists with the casual 'games for the rest of us' category."
About Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games, Inc., a developer, publisher, and distributor of casual, family-friendly games, has one of the biggest and highest-quality game catalogs on the Internet with more than 300 titles, a global network reach of over 25 million monthly unique users, and distribution partners such as Viacom and NBC. Through the efforts of a network of more than 350 game development partners, Big Fish Games offers consumers "A New Game Every Day" and makes acquiring and playing Internet-delivered downloadable and online games a safe, easy, and reliable experience. Big Fish Games has emerged as one of the world's largest casual game destinations, and one of the ten fastest growing web sites in the U.S. as measured by unique monthly users via comScore Media Metrix traffic reports.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, retail acceptance of our products, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions, integration of recently acquired subsidiaries and identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities. These important factors and other factors that potentially could affect the Company's financial results are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent Annual report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
SOURCE: Activision Value Publishing, Inc.
Andy Koehler, 952-918-9414
For Big Fish Games
Colleen Moffitt, 206-282-0749
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Big Fish Games' New Title Mystery Case Files: Huntsville Hits Record Sales
New Game Released Late Last Year Sells More Than $1 Million in Under Three Months and Still at Number One
SEATTLE, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish Studios, the game development division of Big Fish Games (www.bigfishgames.com), a leading distributor of
casual games, today announced that its original new title, Mystery Case Files:
Huntsville, broke all previous first day sales records by over 100%, selling
over $1 million worth of digitally distributed copies in under three months
for PCs and Mac. No decisions regarding licensing this franchise for mobile,
console, or retail have been announced. The game is also poised to double its
current sales in the next three to six months, as it is still the number one
best seller on most of the top casual games sites such as Big Fish Games,
Microsoft's MSN Games, Electronic Arts' Pogo.com, and Yahoo Games.
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville is a unique episodic detective puzzle game
with noir themed setting, stunning artwork, and unique game play progression.
The game is addictive, but not stressful, simple to understand, but deep
enough to keep playing for months. "The game was conceived to be episodic with
an over-arching mystery that transcends a single episode in the same manner as
the hit TV series '24,' 'Lost,' or the 90s classic 'X-Files,'" said Patrick
Wylie, Vice President of Big Fish Studios. "Things should really heat up when
customers realize this is more than a one-episode game when we release Mystery
Case Files: Prime Suspects next month."
"The success of Mystery Case Files really took me by surprise," said
Adrian Woods, Lead Developer for the Mystery Case Files games. "I was hoping
it would have legs so I could continue the adventure. With its runaway
success, we now have an incredible opportunity to focus on making the next
episode, Prime Suspects, even more exciting with greater depth and some great
new features and plot twists."
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville can be downloaded from the Big Fish Games'
Web site at http://www.bigfishgames.com/downloads/mysterycasefileshu/index.html . The game
is available for a free 60-minute trial and can be purchased for $19.95. This
game is currently compatible with PCs running Windows.
Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspect is due for release in mid-April.
About Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games, Inc., a developer, publisher, and distributor of casual,
family-friendly games, has one of the biggest and highest quality game
catalogs on the Internet with over 300 titles, a global network reach of over
25 million monthly unique users, and distribution partners such as Nickelodeon
and iVillage.com. Through the efforts of a network of more than 300 game
development partners, Big Fish Games offers consumers "A New Game Every Day"
and makes acquiring and playing internet delivered downloadable and online
games a safe, easy and reliable experience.
Big Fish Games has emerged as one of the world's largest and
fastest-growing casual game destinations as measured by unique monthly users
via comScore Media Metrix 2005 traffic reports. With help from leading game
sites like Big Fish Games, Yahoo, Microsoft's MSN Games, Electronic Arts'
Pogo, and AOL Games, the online games industry has grown from obscurity to a
thriving, rapidly-growing market. Online games revenue reached $700 million in
2004 according to reports from IDC, a global market intelligence and advisory
firm, and is projected to grow to $2.2 billion by 2008.
Big Fish Games, "Where the World Goes to Play." Visit Big Fish Games at
Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 19, 2010.