NEW YORK, LONDON - October 19, 2009 - I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division (the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher) and Rights holder International Rights Management (IRM), today announced Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly now available for PC download. Marking the third installment in the franchise, Dead Man's Folly is an interactive game based on Agatha Christie's wildly successful novel. Following suite of its predecessors, this title promises to bring fans another thrilling mystery game in a series that has already generated more than 27 million downloads since it first launched in 2007.
In Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly, players join Detective Hercule Poirot as a guest at the beautiful Nasse House in the English countryside, as they take part in a thrilling mock-murder game. In the most authentic Agatha Christie experience to date, players will help uncover the possible motives leading to a buried secret through 48 challenging seek-and-find levels and 15 gorgeous locations. Players will uncover clues, solve complex puzzles and reveal the truth behind a devious scheme.
"Following the success of Death of the Nile (Casual Connect Game of the Year, 2007) and Peril at End House, Dead Man's Folly is sure to bring another Queen of Crime's classic tale to life," said Don Ryan, chief operating officer at Oberon Media. "Reaching more than 27 millions downloads; the Agatha Christie PC game series delivers pure suspense and mystery to fans worldwide."
Oberon Games has again worked with Interactive Rights Management (IRM) and Agatha Christie Ltd, to create this game and bring it to audiences around the world. Megan Goodwin-Patel, Joint Managing Director of IRM, adds: "We're excited to be launching another great Christie game which not only rewards players with its entertaining hidden object challenges but also has the additional intrigue of solving a beautifully constructed plot."
-Mathew Prichard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd, and Agatha Christie's grandson, comments: "Dead Man's Folly has been beautifully adapted as a PC game and I'm sure will provide hours of entertainment for fans and those new to Agatha Christie alike."
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. In a writing career that spanned more than half a century, Agatha Christie wrote eighty novels and short story collections. She also wrote over a dozen plays, including The Mousetrap, which is now the longest running play in theatrical history.
For more information on the Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly game series please visit: http://www.iplay.com/DeadMansFolly
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 the three most popular entertainment screens -- online, mobile, and interactive television -- I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play's PC publishing division, formerly 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 Causal Connect 2008 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 and the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play's interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring 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.
About Oberon Media
Oberon Media, the world's leading multi-platform casual games company, is the first company to deliver global, integrated casual games solutions across three platforms-online, mobile and interactive television and at retail. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world's leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, Verizon, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, MySpace, Orange France and NHN. The Game Center combines casual game content, merchandizing and features to fulfill our partners' specific needs. Oberon Media's game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry's best and award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, mobile, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.
About Interactive Rights Management (IRM)
Established in October 2004 by the award-winning team responsible for the global interactive success of Celador's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, IRM is an independent interactive rights investment and exploitation company.
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Ltd is a subsidiary of Chorion, owner and manager of classic literary-based brands and content including Enid Blyton's Noddy and Famous Five, Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men and Little Miss series, Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
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