Big Fish's Latest Mystery Case Files Game to Star Lea Thompson and Her Daughter Madelyn Deutch

SEATTLE – October 15th, 2012 – Big Fish, the most trusted global leader in casual games, today announced the next Mystery Case Files game – the ninth in Big Fish’s acclaimed and most popular hidden-object adventure series.  The game, entitled Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, features starring roles by Lea Thompson and her daughter Madelyn Deutch.  Ms. Thompson is best known for her starring role in the award-winning drama series, “Switched at Birth”, currently airing Mondays at 8:00pm ET/PT on ABC Family; for her lead role in the sitcom "Carolyn in the City"; and her role in "Back to the Future", where she played Ms. Lorraine Baines.

“Big Fish’s Mystery Case Files is one of their most popular franchises, and I can say after working on this game I have become a born-again gamer," said Lea Thompson.  "This game was fun to work on, and I enjoyed working with the team from Big Fish Studios.  As an added bonus, I got to work with my daughter.”

In Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, Ms. Thompson plays a psychic medium that helps the Master Detective solve puzzles during their investigation of an eerie ghost town’s mysterious destruction.   Her daughter, Madelyn, stars as a co-host of a Ghost Patrol TV show that’s filming on-scene to uncover the haunted legacy of the town.  This past summer, both actresses traveled to places in and around Seattle to work with Big Fish's in-house studio to film the live scenes that are used in the game.

"The team was so excited to have the opportunity to work with Lea and her daughter,” said Kale Stutzman, Director on Mystery Case Files. “Their inclusion really raises the bar for the series, and we can't wait for Mystery Case Files fans—and new players alike—to interact with their characters."

For press needing photos of Lea Thompson, email photo.request@disney.com.  Video clips of "Switched at Birth" can be found on www.abcfamilymedianet.com until 10/23.

Pricing and Availability for Mystery Case Files:  Shadow Lake

Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake will be available exclusively at www.bigfishgames.com starting Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012.  The trial version can be downloaded and played for free; the full Collector’s Edition version is available for $19.99 (U.S.).

About Big Fish

Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the leading online marketplace for premium casual games.  Through its proprietary, data driven platform, millions of consumers seeking immersive, relaxing entertainment easily discover and purchase premium casual games created by Big Fish’s network of more than 500 development partners and in-house by Big Fish Games Studios.  Renowned for offering A New Game Every Day!® on www.bigfishgames.com, the company offers thousands of games on multiple platforms -- PC, Mac, mobile phone, and tablet.  Big Fish’s websites, games, and customer service are available in ten languages and its games are sold in more than 150 countries.  The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with offices in Oakland, CA; Cork, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Luxembourg.

 


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