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Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
60
2.6
Macintosh
69
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Windows
56
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Back of Box - DICE release Windows (Europe):

    Solve the crime before time runs out...or you could be the next victim. SANTA FE MYSTERIES The Elk Moon Murder



    Santa Fe Mysteries - Solve the crime before time runs out...or you could be the next victim. A brutal crime has been committed in Santa Fe... Who are the suspects? What is the motive? And where will you find the evidence that points you to the killer?

    You are the detective assigned to Santa Fé's most puzzling case. With your Native-American partner, John Night Sky, you'll interview a quirky group of locals to uncover a bloody trail to the killer.

    Pick up leads and follow hunches while racing against the clock. You must solve this mystery before someone is killed. One wrong assumption could be your last. You'll be out af a job - or worse...dead.

    Santa Fé Mysteries - El asesinato del Alce Lunar Resuelve el crimen antes de que se te acabe el tiempo..... o podrías ser la próximas víctima! En Santa Fé se ha cometido un crimen brutal...

    ¿Quiénes son les sospechosos? ¿Quál ha sido el móvil? ¿Y dónde encontrarás la evidencia que te llevará al asesino?

    Tú eres el detective nombrado para occuparse del caso más descortante de Santa Fé. Con tu compañero indio americano, John Night Sky, interrogarás a un extravagante grupo de vecinos para descubrir un rastro sangriento hacia el asesino.

    Encuentra pistas y déjate llevar por tu intuición en tu carrera contra reloj. Tendrá que resolver este misterio antes de que alguien sea asesinado. Una sola suposición equivocada podría ser la última. Te quedarás sin trabajo, o ¡peor aún! ....estarás muerto.

    Les mystères de Santa Fe - Le Tueur Elk Moon Résolvez le crime avant qu'il ne soit trop tard ... sinon vous pourrier être la prochaine victime. Un crime effoyable a été commis à Santa Fe...

    Qui sont les suspects ? Quel est le mobile ? Et quelle sera la preuve qui vous désignera le tueur ?

    Vous êtes l'inspecteur chargé de la mystérieuse affaire de Santa Fe. Accompagné de John Night Sky, votre associé nord américain, vous interrogerez un groupe de personnes plus étranges les unes que les autres, et découvrirez une piste sanglante qui vous mènera au tueur.

    Rassemblez des informations et suivez votre intuition, faites vite, les heures passent. Vous devez résoudre le mystère avant qu'il y ait d'autres victimes.Toute erreur pourrait bien être votre dernière. Vous pourriez perdre l'affaire, voire pire... la vie.

    Santa-Fe-Kriminalfälle - Der Elk-Moon-Mord Du mußt den Fall lösen, bevor die Zeit abläuft ... sonst bist du vielleicht das nächste Opfer. In Santa Fe ist ein brutales Verbrechen geschehen...

    Wer sind die Verdächtigen? Wie lautet das Motiv? Und wo findest du den Beweis, der dich zu dem Mörder führt?

    Du bist als Ermittler mit dem verwirrendsten Fall, der jemals in Santa Fe geschehen ist, beauftragt. Mit deinem indianischen Partner, John Night Sky, befragst du eine Gruppe schrulliger Einheimischer, um die blutige Spur des Mörders aufzudecken.

    Achte auf Hinweise und folge deinem Gespür bei dem Rennen gegen die Zeit! Du mußt dieses Rätsel lösen, bevor jemand getötet wird. Jeder Fehler kann dein letzter sein. Du verlierst deinen Arbeitsplatz - oder schlimmer noch ... dein Leben.

    Featuring Amanda Donohoe (L.A. Law) as one of the many suspects you interrogate

    Created by Shannon Gilligan, producer of the award-winning "Virtual Murder Series," and Sam Egan, writer-producer of "Northern Exposure."

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16615) on Apr 26, 2010.

Press Release:

    ACTIVISION UNVEILS ONLINE MYSTERY TO PROMOTE THE ELK MOON MURDER CD-ROM GAME

    Innovative Promotion Beckons Mystery
    Fans to Become Online Sleuths



    Los Angeles - June 17, 1996 - Mystery fans can sample the intrigue and suspense of Activision's (Nasdaq: ATVI) forthcoming CD-ROM adventure The Elk Moon Murder with one of the first online serial mystery promotions, Missing in Santa Fe. Created by Activision and Newfront Communications and written by leading interactive and online mystery writer, Hy Conrad, Missing in Santa Fe will debut on Activision's World Wide Web site (http://missing.activision.com) on June 17. The unique promotion features a national contest, including a grand prize trip for two to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and dozens of other prizes.

    A prequel to The Elk Moon Murder -- which is scheduled for release on June 24 -- Missing in Santa Fe unfolds in three suspense-packed episodes on June 25, July 9 and July 16, with a prologue launching on June 17. Featuring characters and images from The Elk Moon Murder's Southwest backdrop, this stand-alone online drama challenges Internet sleuths to solve the disappearance of a tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each weekly episode ends with a cliffhanger that is answered at the start of the following episode. At the end of each installment, players are invited to send in their assessment of the case thus far.

    "The Web is particularly well-suited as a promotional and marketing vehicle for interactive entertainment," said Bobby Kotick, President and CEO, Activision. "Missing in Santa Fe is an innovative campaign that will not only heighten interest in The Elk Moon Murder, but also provide online consumers with a sample of the game's engaging and suspenseful story line."

    "The rich cultural milieu and eccentric characters of The Elk Moon Murder provided us with a great background for a murder mystery," said Steve Schaffer, President, Newfront Communications. "We're excited to have used our experience developing interactive web-based mysteries to promote The Elk Moon Murder."


    In Missing in Santa Fe, players are partnered with Detective John Night Sky and assume the role of a rookie police investigator as they pursue suspects and encounter countless red herrings. Gradually, a simple missing person case turns into a bizarre kidnapping and murder.

    Following the third episode of the story, additional clues will be posted on the Activision site on July 23. Players who successfully solve the case must answer three questions via e-mail by July 29 in order entered into the national Elk Moon Murder contest and be eligible to win the trip to Santa Fe. The culprit's identity and the complete solution will be revealed on July 30.

    Winners of the contest will be selected through a random drawing. The grand prize winner will enjoy a vacation for two in Santa Fe. Fifty other contestants will win Activision's Infocom Mystery collection of six classic mystery text-adventure games on CD-ROM. The prize winners' names will be posted on the Activision web site on August 6.

    In The Elk Moon Murder, players assume the role of a rookie detective and work with John Night Sky as they try to solve a gruesome murder before the killer strikes again. Featuring more than an hour of full-motion video, and an intriguing, suspense-filled story line, the game challenges players to investigate the crime scene, gather clues and interview suspects while racing against the clock to unravel the mystery before it is too late.

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    Newfront Communications is a San Francisco-based developer and producer of online mysteries. They are the developer and producer of The Case (http://www.thecase.com), a leading mystery and entertainment site on the Internet. Members of The Case receive a new solve-it-yourself mini-mystery via e-mail every Wednesday.

    Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows 95 and MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation video game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names. The Activision World Wide Web site is located at http://www.activision.com.

    Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc. (c) 1996 Activision, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Apr 21, 2004.

Back of the box:

    Solve the crime before time runs out...or you could be the next victim.



    A brutal crime has been committed in Santa Fe...
    Who are the suspects? What is the motive? And where will you find the evidence that points you to the killer?

    You are the detective assigned to Santa Fé's most puzzling case. With your Native-American partner, John Night Sky, you'll interview a quirky group of locals to uncover a bloody trail to the killer.

    Pick up leads and follow hunches while racing against the clock. You must solve this mystery before someone is killed. One wrong assumption could be your last. You'll be out af a job - or worse...dead.

  • Visit the scene of the crime for clues. Then, track suspects on an intricate map of Santa Fe.

  • The Personal Detective's Assistant keeps you in touch with Police Headquaters. Live-action interviews provide the leads.

  • Featuring Amanda Donohoe (L.A. Law) as one of the many suspects you interrogate.

    Created by Shannon Gilligan, producer of the award-winning "Virtual Murder Series," and Sam Egan, writer-producer of "Northern Exposure."

    Contributed by R_H (28) on Nov 25, 2001.