Advertising Blurbs - DS:
    Find the Clues. Solve the Crimes.

    5 InvestigationTypes: find clues, evidence pieces, and differences between two similar scenes. Recreate crime scenes and use everything you've learned to identify the criminal! New Zoom Feature: zoom in on search scenes to help find clues.

    Contributed by Victor Vance (10060) on Feb 21, 2015. - DS:
    Find the Clues. Solve the Crimes.

    A series of unsolvable crimes dubbed “The Vanishing Files” have paralyzed the city. The answers are at the tip of your fingers as you seek, search and discover with the Wii Remote. Help Cate compile evidence, track down hideouts, and discover the link between these crimes and an unsolved mystery from her past!

  • 15 Mysterious Chapters: Find the clues, solve the riddles, and earn one of three different endings!
  • 5 Investigation Types: Different crime scenes call for different techniques. Find clues, evidence pieces, and differences between two similar scenes. Recreate crime scenes and use everything you’ve learned to identify the criminal!
  • Multiplayer: Work with a friend to find clues in Story Mode, or go head-to-head to see who is the best detective in Competitive mode!
  • Wii exclusive Features: Clear away dust and cobwebs to uncover evidence. Use the all-new magnifying glass for a better look at your surroundings.
  • Additional Features: Discover over 1,000 clues in 57 unique backgrounds! Replay your favorite puzzle in Quick Play mode! Solve a compelling mystery with shocking twists and turns!

  • Contributed by Victor Vance (10060) on Feb 21, 2015.

Press release:


    AMSTERDAM — February 6, 2008


    RealGames is announcing today from Casual Connect Europe in Amsterdam, the US availability of "Cate West — The Vanishing Files" a new casual game developed by Gamenauts and published by RealGames.

    In this mysterious hidden-object challenge, police are baffled by a series of unexplained cases dubbed 'The Vanishing Files.' Players help Cate West, a celebrated novelist, to find clues, compile evidence, track down the hideout, connect the crimes and name the culprit through more than 75 levels. The game also features the industry's first "putting stuff back together" mini-game, along with multiple endings to encourage replay.

    As a part of Real's partnership with Lifetime Television, "Cate West — The Vanishing Files" will be promoted as the newest Lifetime Presents game on The previous Lifetime Presents title was "Sally’s Salon," which ended up being the best selling game from the RealGames syndication network, including

    Casual games are simple to learn but often difficult to master. Fans of casual games enjoy the quick-play format that fits easily into busy schedules and provides a method to relax, recharge, or simply pass the time with an entertaining challenge. RealGames strives to incorporate simple game play, intriguing challenges, unique story lines and visually stunning graphics into each new game.

    "Cate West — The Vanishing Files" is available beginning today, February 6, 2008.

    Visit, or to play this new casual game.

    RealGames is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games with a global reach of more than 40 million monthly unique users through its RealNetworks family of international game portals and syndication network. As a leading global publisher, RealGames offers game developers the opportunity to tap into its network of Web sites, global distribution partners and expertise in games marketing.

    RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at

    Contributed by chirinea (43581) on Feb 08, 2008.