Screening Blue Murder

Brighton, UK, Thursday 1st October 2009 - Relentless Software® today announced the launch of the Blue Toad Murder Files™ website - www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk - which uncovers the strange goings on in the quintessential English village of Little Riddle, the setting for Relentless Software’s first self-published game.

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!™, exclusively for PlayStation®3 (PS3®). Episode 1 will be available to download from the PlayStation®Network from Thursday 17th December 2009.

The Blue Toad Murder Files website features behind the scenes news, exclusive downloads, character biographies, competitions, forums, stories from the Relentless team behind the game and screenshots, artwork and trailers from the game.

David Amor, Executive Director at Relentless, commented:“People have been asking me for months, what Blue Toad Murder Files is really about, how many episodes we’re making, when the episodes will be available... Our website will give players the answers to these questions and many more. This is the first games we’ve self-published and we’re really excited to be able to talk to our customers about it direct.”

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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 available from 17th December 2009 <*>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

About Red Ant:

Red Ant is a creative digital agency, focused on delivering engaging solutions in an ever changing digital world. Passionate about improving user experiences, social engagement and delivering innovation online, they work with a range of clients across many industry sectors.

Relentless approached Red Ant and tasked them with creating a website to promote their new release as well as establishing the foundations for their future social landscape. Red Ant have loved working on the project and look forward to a growing relationship with Relentless.

See Red Ant’s full portfolio at www.redant.co.uk

About Relentless Software:

Relentless Software 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. The company is based in Brighton, UK.

Relentless released their first title, DJ: Decks&FX (SCEE), in late 2004, which was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA. They followed up with Buzz!™: The Music Quiz and Buzz!™: The BIG Quiz; games which featured innovative buzzers and demonstrated Relentless' commitment to making world class videogames that appeal to everyone and are simple to play. In 2006, the studio collected three prestigious awards, jointly with SCEE, two Develop Industry Excellence Awards and a BAFTA for the creation of Buzz!™.

Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed 10 games in the Buzz!™ franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz!™, Relentless is currently developing its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle and other, as yet unannounced, projects.

For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk

© 2009 Relentless Software. All Rights Reserved Blue Toad Murder Files™.

Helen Jones PR and Marketing Manager

E: Helen.jones@relentless.co.uk T: 01273 727200

F: 01273 727447


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