LISBON - July 22, 2008 Portugal’s leading video games investor and developer, GAMEINVEST, is unveiling the summer’s hottest legal team in its newest title, Defenders of Law, Inc.: Crime in Willburg. Currently in development for Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and PC, Defenders of Law, Inc. is a puzzle-based crime drama where players piece together clues and compile evidence in order to solve a murder mystery. GAMEINVEST is currently looking for qualified publishing partners for Defenders of Law, Inc. on the various platforms.
“We created complex criminal heroes in Defenders of Law, Inc. as a way to draw players into a story that feels like a really good crime novel,” said GAMEINVEST founder and CEO Paulo Gomes.“As an attorney in the game, players will uncover the mysteries behind each individual character while proving the innocence of their client. It creates a much deeper experience than the typical casual game yet it’s still accessible to everyone.”
In Defenders of Law, Inc., players choose to be one of five star litigators (Sophie, Margaret, Mark, Philips or Jane) within a criminal law firm hired to defend the main suspect in the murder of Miss Rosevolt. Each game begins in the courtroom as a judge awards the attorney 15 days to search for evidence to defend their client in the next courtroom session. Players must examine multiple witnesses and search for evidence such as fingerprints, footprints, and blood samples using the hidden object game mechanic, and then analyze their evidence in the lab. Evidence gathered in the lab is then presented on a deck of playing cards, which players use to face off in an intense card game against the district attorney. The winning hand reveals the final verdict and the ultimate fate of the defendant: is he guilty or innocent? Play the game again and again to reveal a different outcome of the story each time.
Using a Wii remote, DS stylus, or mouse, players navigate their way through 25 detail-richscenarios, guaranteeing a different experience each time the game is played. With five characters to choose from and 40 hours of ingenious gameplay, players of all ages will be drawn to the mystery of Defenders of Law, Inc.
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Based in Portugal, GAMEINVEST is an investor, developer and publisher dedicated to creating interactive entertainment for everyone. Founded on the principle that games have popular reach across all age groups, GAMEINVEST is focused on producing original titles that engage wide-spread international markets and all types of players. Currently supported by€3MM in private investment funding, GAMEINVEST is a forward-looking company poised to expand the audience and acceptance of the interactive entertainment medium as both an art form, and a leisure activity. With more than a dozen games in production for a variety of market segments, the company is pioneering new ways for games to become popular, mainstream entertainment for all. For more information please visit: www.gameinvest.net.
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Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint