London, UK – September 11 th 2013 – With the launch of the third chapter of The Raven- Legacy of a Master Thief, A Murder of Ravens just two weeks away, the hunt for The Raven has been hotting up.
Over the past four weeks, The Raven’s publisher The Adventure Company (a division of Nordic Games) has placed a series of notices in The Times newspaper’s classified adverts section. Posing as an individual attempting to recover a jewel that they felt was in the hands of the wrong people, they’ve turned to the tried and tested Times classified ads to try and track down the elusive jewel thief – The Raven.
The adverts can be seen here: http://games.premiercomms.com/pics.asp?i=2232
The person looking for the missing jewel simply provided an email address of Di_mond_hunter@live.co.uk - and the response from members of the public wanting to help with this real world hunt for the Master thief was as overwhelming as it was bonkers.
Among the dozens of responses from people looking to assist with the search, there were replies that ranged from potentially useful clues to a seven verse poem about a mysterious traveller called “the crocodile”. There were offers of help from travelling salesmen, promising to look for clues as they crossed Europe and even some more modern suggestions of how he could be contacted through social media channels.
“The Times classified adverts have been used for decades to great effect to track down missing persons and objects and we thought that this would be an ideal medium to offer up a search for the elusive Raven,” says Nik Blower, PR, Marketing and Franchise Director at Nordic Games. “From those who were genuinely trying to help in the search to the slightly more ludicrous responses, we were extremely pleased with the number and variation of responses we received to these adverts and it really demonstrates how the hunt for a master criminal can capture the public imagination.”
For those wishing to hunt down The Raven themselves, the season pass is now available via Steam for PC, Mac and Linux and during December via PlayStation Network and XBOX Live.
The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief is a ‘whodunnit’ tale set across 1960s Europe full of twists and turns that will have players on the edge of their seats. Journeying through thrilling and dense atmospheres with the aim of catching the art burglar, The Raven, players follow his trademark black feather clues to capture the thief and to protect a legendary sapphire, the "Eye of the Sphinx" on its journey from Switzerland to Egypt.
For more information on the Raven, please visit our website ( http://raven-game.com) like us on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/TheRavenGame), or follow us on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/TheRavengame).
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Notes to the editors:
About Nordic Games GmbH / The Adventure Company
The Adventure Company is a division of Nordic Games with its focus on classic (and not so classic) Point & Click Adventure Games..
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of Nordic Games Group AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG, DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. and THQ Inc., and further IPs and trademarks will follow.
The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nordicgames.at.
About KING Art GmbH
KING Art is an award-winning independent game developer specializing in producing high quality games. They are among the leading experts on story-driven games in Germany and have produced several successful adventure games that received rave reviews by the gaming press. Since 2002 they have also been pioneers in the area of extensive browser games, and have accumulated expert knowledge during the production of more than 30 successfully completed browser game projects.