PARIS, France - May 26, 2011
Today is a special day as The Next Big Thing becomes the first game developed for Mac by Pendulo Studios, a spiritual successor to their million-selling Runaway series. Praised on PC for its lush visuals, sharp writing and quirky story, The Next Big Thing hits Apple computers June 2nd (one week from today) via the game’s official website, the Mac App Store and Steam. To get a taste of this oddball point-and-click adventure, check out the brand new trailer.
The exclusive Mac trailer of The Next Big Thing lets players discover the unique style, humor, lush graphics and quirky pair of heroes in this top-notch adventure game.
An homage to the game’s classic Hollywood setting, this video is edited like a real movie trailer, giving players a closer look at the classy (and clash-y) pair of heroes! For the next two minutes, dive into the hectic and kooky lives of Dan Murray and Liz Allaire. Their relationship is as interesting as the adventure they'll share, a mystery filled with laughs, crazy characters and all kinds of puzzles.
The game features stunning HD visuals, offering resolutions up to 1920x1080 with highly detailed characters and backdrops. Adventure gaming fans young and old will not want to miss The Next Big Thing, available for download on Mac on June 2!
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About The Next Big Thing :
After putting the adventure game genre back on the map with the Runaway trilogy, which captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original, top-notch adventure game. The Next Big Thing revisits with class and humor the fantastic movie genre with a modern, funny 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 run-ins. 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 June 2nd (one week from today) via the game’s official website, the Mac App Store and Steam.
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 bestselling“Game Of Thrones” novels 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