Playable Demo Now Available for Adventure Game The Next Big Thing!

PARIS, France - April 14, 2011

Today, just one week before the hotly-awaited launch of The Next Big Thing, Pendulo Studios is giving adventure gaming fans a chance to personally check out the game with a new playable PC demo!

The demo puts you in the shoes of young Liz Allaire, one of the game’s two playable characters, in the midst of a journalistic investigation with her colleague Dan Murray. The Horror Night Ceremony is in full swing, and while our journalist duo is covering the event, Liz stubmles upon some suspicious activity. She witnesses the famous Hollywood monster-actor Big Albert breaking into the office of his boss, Fitz Randolph, who also happens to be the biggest horror movie producer in the biz.

The demo will give adventure fans a taste of the crazy, funny adventure to come. The Next Big Thing is loaded with wacky characters and puzzles of all types.

The Next Big Thing is slated for release in retail stores and digital download for PC April 21st.

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About The Next Big Thing:

After putting the adventure game genre back in the spotlight with the Runaway trilogy, which has captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original adventure game. The Next Big Thing puts a fun, classy twist on the movie genre with a lighthearted adventure packed with references to popular movies and TV shows.

The story introduces the charismatic duo Dan Murray and Liz Allaire, who get wrapped up in a crazy adventure full of twists and packed with hilarious encounters. With their new title, Pendulo Studios stay faithful to their unique graphic style, putting the game on par with animated feature films. The Next Big Thing maintains Runaway’s beloved ingredients: an intricate story, charismatic characters, wacky mysteries and puzzles, and a sophisticated tone geared for adult players.

The adventure sets off again with The Next Big Thing, in an original and fantastic story, loaded with humor, twists and turns, and crazy monsters!

The Next Big Thing releases on PC and Mac April 21st, 2011.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2011, Focus will publish big games like A Game Of Thrones– Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels“Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next Big Thing, a grand adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive

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