Brighton, UK, Wednesday 13th April 2010 - Relentless Software® today announced that Episode 1 of Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle™ will be available free on the PlayStation® Store in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Players on the PlayStation®Network who haven’t had a chance to play the murder mystery puzzle adventure, Blue Toad Murder Files, can try the game for free for a limited time only this Spring. Blue Toad is also compatible with the PlayStation®Move motion controller.
Between 13th and 27th April in Europe and 19th April and 3rd May in North American, Episode 1 of the successful franchise can be downloaded free by all PlayStation®Network users. And for those that enjoy the sleuthing, puzzling and deduction involved in this truly British game, they can upgrade to the remaining five episodes for only£7.19 /€8.99 / $9.99
Andrew Eades, Co-Founder of Relentless Software, commented:“If you like puzzle games and sleuthing then Blue Toad Murder Files is perfect for when you have friends and family around. So for this spring break, we've decided to give away Episode 1 of Blue Toad Murder Files. We hope you'll enjoy it so much that you'll upgrade for the offer price of£7.19 which makes it the best ever offer we've done for Blue Toad. Happy sleuthing…”
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player co-operative episodic download game published by Relentless Software, creators of the hugely popular Buzz!™. Originally released on the PlayStation®Network to praise from across the media. Eurogamer awarded the game 8/10 saying:“Murder has rarely been so pleasant as it is amidst the tidy hedges, twitching curtains and flocking geese of Little Riddle, while videogames have almost never left their comfort zones behind with such breezy assurance.”
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About Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle:
Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.
You and your fellow detectives are taking a welcome break in Little Riddle following a particularly gruelling investigation. Whilst exploring the village - someone is shot right in front of you! Dum-dum-daaaaaaa! A suitable case for the Blue Toad detectives, so a new murder file is opened and you decide to stay in the village to solve the crime, much to the annoyance of the village’s Chief Inspector.
The main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you’ll also encounter a variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little Riddle.
As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Choose your venue wisely - will you meet the Doctor and hear his flimsy alibi? Or unearth the Station Masters motivation? Each stop provides an opportunity to meet a different villager and question them on the minor misdemeanours taking place in Little Riddle.
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played to help a villager or get further clues about the case. But pay attention, you will also be questioned by the Chief Inspector about events that take place after each chilling incident.
Whodunnit? At the end of each episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before they are revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle features:
? Six separate episodes
? A thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode
? Over 90 puzzles,‘Whodunnits’ and cross-examinations
? Opportunity to play as one of four unique characters
? 1– 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay
? A story of mystery and intrigue
For further information please visit www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk
About Relentless Software:
Relentless Software started making games for everyone; long before everyone was playing games. As one of the leading independent game developers in the world and a pioneer in social gaming, Relentless is well placed to meet the strong demand for high quality, mass-market social and family games on multiple platforms.
Relentless is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve.
From the beginning, they focused on making games that appealed to more than the core gamer. The PlayStation2 game DJ: Decks and FX launched in 2004 along with versions of SingStar and EyeToy games including the Japanese version of EyeToy: Groove before the Buzz! series of quiz games was born in 2005.
The Buzz! franchise has sold over 10M copies across PlayStation2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation3. Looking to a future no longer reliant on boxes Relentless then created the murder mystery game, Blue Toad Murder Files, which was released episodically on PlayStation Network in 2009 and on PC in 2010.
In February 2011, Relentless Software announced their first iPhone game, Quiz Climber, due for release in Spring 2011. For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk
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