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I-Play And Elephant Entertainment Announce Retail Launch Of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club: Death In Scarlet
NEW YORK, NY—September 4, 2008 - I-play, Oberon Media’s publishing division and the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, and Elephant Entertainment, a division of THQ Inc., today announced the nationwide retail launch of James Patterson Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet. Award-winning author James Patterson’s best-selling detective series transforms into a gripping interactive seek-and-find murder mystery adventure experience for the PC and Mac. The game features characters from the Women’s Murder Club novels and an all-new storyline. Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet includes an exclusive novella, Women’s Murder Club: Fallen Flowers, allowing players to delve deeper into the game’s storyline, plus a ten-chapter sneak peek of Patterson’s next Women’s Murder Club novel, 8th Confession, prior to its April 2009 debut. Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is now available at retailers nationwide.
First-Ever Interactive Gaming Title From Award-Winning Author Now Available Nationwide; Includes Exclusive Novella & Ten-Chapter Sneak Peek of Next Novel
“James Patterson has sold more than 150 million books worldwide and, with the inclusion of the exclusive novella and sneak peak, the retail version of Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is a must have for his fans everywhere, “ said Don Ryan, Chief Operating Officer, Oberon Media, I-play’s parent company. “This launch is a perfect example of I-play’s dedication to bringing our partners’ brands to life by creating first-rate interactive experiences and providing the broadest distribution possible.”
Adds Wim Stocks, President of Elephant Entertainment and Corporate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for THQ: “The collaborative efforts of Patterson, I-Play and Elephant Entertainment have resulted in a phenomenal interactive experience that will thrill casual game players as well as excite Patterson’s millions of fans.”
Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet involves a young girl found dead near the Golden Gate Bridge and the ladies of San Francisco’s famed Women’s Murder Club need help to solve the case! Users take on the challenge of being the lead detective, medical examiner or investigative reporter and seek-and-find their way to exposing the truth and the killer.
Rated ‘T’ for Teen, Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is developed and published online by I-play, and published at retail by Elephant Entertainment. It is available for the PC and Mac at the suggested retail price of $29.99.
About Elephant Entertainment
Elephant Entertainment (www.elephant-entertainment.com) is a division of THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Under the Elephant Entertainment brand, THQ publishes new casual and online games for mass-market platforms, and provides retail support to custom online casual game communities and platforms for select retailers. THQ, Elephant Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across PC, Mobile, and Interactive TV, I-play content reaches global consumers across the three most popular entertainment screens, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play’s PC publishing division (formerly known as Oberon Games) is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Zeeby’s Awards 2007 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast & the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive TV group (formerly PixelPlay) creates and distributes games featuring many top brands including Centipede™, Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.
Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Mar 30, 2011.
Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is a unique blend of seek and find, light adventure and puzzle games combined with an all new tale from America’s #1 storyteller, James Patterson. In this thrilling “page turner” of a game, players take on the roles of homicide detective Lindsay Boxer, medical examiner Claire Washburn, and ace crime reporter Cindy Thomas to solve a series of ghastly murders in San Francisco.
Contributed by kwbridge (1479) on Jun 19, 2008.