London, 12. August 1900: The mysterious disappearance of the Zouch Emerald shocks London: The precious emerald of Lady Ashby de la Zouch has been stolen by an unknown thief. The good people of London should not be worried about the capture of this thief for Sherlock Holmes alongside his trusty comrade Dr. Watson will start their investigations in“The Lost Case of Sherlock Holmes“….
Liezen, Austria, 12. August 2008; The Austrian publisher JoWooD Productions and the American developer and publisher Legacy Interactive ally with the most famous legends of criminalist history, Sherlock Holmes and his loyal companion Dr. Watson, to bring you 16 mysterious cases with the right amount of intuition and ice-cold logic. Players will find in this whodunit casual computer game of theft, espionage and murder–that no case is left unsolved, and no criminal is getting away with his or her deeds.
The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is the first computer game officially licensed by the Conan Doyle Estate. It features familiar personalities including Sherlock Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, Inspector Lestrade and more than 100 historical characters that will launch players into the world of the eccentric and famous detective. For each of the 16 individual cases, an overall storyline is revealed and a list of potential suspects is whittled down until the perpetrator is ultimately exposed.
In each case, set in Victorian London, players encounter the following puzzles: a hidden object puzzle, Sudoku, find the difference puzzle, and a picture memory game. There are also additional puzzles and mini-games such as anagrams, cryptograms and jigsaw memory games, which are available at various levels. Legacy has gone to great lengths to insure that the puzzles and mini-games are relevant to the period and storyline ofthe game as the player journeys from locales such as the British Museum, Big Ben, Kew Gardens, the Royal Theater and others in search of clues that are then evaluated back at 221b Baker Street.
• Play as part of the venerable team of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
• There are 16 different mystery cases for players to solve.
• Over 100 visual puzzles and mini-games tailored to the subject and period of the game reveal a cohesive storyline as you play.
• A wide variety of mind-bending puzzles including hidden object, find the difference, picture Sudoku and picture memory games.
• Realistic and relevant clues for each case.
• Gamers can easily begin their adventure where they just left off; there is no disruption in game play.
• Players can explore 40 historically accurate locations around Victorian London.
• Officially licensed by the Conan Doyle Estate.
Pricing and Availability
Sherlock Holmes– available for PC and MAC
Release date: August 2008
+++++Watson, is it true that JoWooD products are available online?
Yes Mr. Holmes, take a look here...++++
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive ( www.legacyinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for creating intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is known for its TV-branded games, such as Law&Order, as well as for its p opular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. In 2008, Legacy added movie titles to its growing game roster, including the upcoming animated children’s film Igor. Through Legacy's popular game network at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share play lists of their favorite games. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 12 languages, through its partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, 505 Games, and JoWood.
About JoWooD Productions Software AG
JoWooD Productions Software AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a leading publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality titles for all existing and future gaming systems. JoWooD games are distributed worldwide by an efficient net of distribution partners. Visit http://corporate.jowood.com for more information.
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