Before and After Screenshots of“The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2” and Deconstructing the Casual Game Develo

December 17, 2009 - LOS ANGELES, CA– What’s it like to be a casual game developer these days? Legacy Interactive, the publisher of the new hit game, Murder, She Wrote, recently completed beta testing on its upcoming game, The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2. More than 400 consumers played the game and offered extensive suggestions. As a result, Legacy is making changes to its Victorian-themed puzzle game’s artwork, interface and gameplay.

“Expectations are high for Legacy’s new Sherlock Holmes game, and customers shared some great ideas throughout our beta testing process. We’ve decided to take additional development time in order to add the polish that a casual game now requires in order to break out from the crowd,” says Ariella Lehrer, President of Legacy Interactive.

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2, now scheduled for release in January, 2010, contains everything that made the first game a commercial success: sixteen new unsolved crimes of murder, theft, and kidnapping; intriguing characters, beautifully rendered Victorian locations and 50+ mini-games. In addition, take a peek at a few sample“before” and“after” screenshots to see how Legacy integrates its customers’ suggestions.

• The colors are richer in this ornate boarding room hidden object scene.

• The robbers are a little trickier to spot in this fun circus themed mini-game.

• The dialogue boxes are less intrusive to the gameplay.

• The locations and settings are illuminated and animated beautifully.

To download these images please go here:

https://secure.logmein.com/f?712RnzLJz0VHEeDphnJPkHw3L9B2JtQ960BjF1U57GP

For more information on the development process go here:

Developer Diary #1: http://www.gamezebo.com/features/special-editorials/lost-cases-sherlock-holmes-vol-2-developer-diary-1

Developer Diary #2: http://www.gamezebo.com/features/special-editorials/lost-cases-sherlock-holmes-vol-2-developer-diary-2

To receive a review copy or more information, please send a request to:

Legacy Interactive PR Contact

Sophia Davidson

Sophia@legacyinteractive.com

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 will be released as a PC/Mac downloadable in January 2010 and at retail outlets in February 2010.

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Blog: http://www.legacygamesblog.com

About Legacy Interactive

Legacy Interactive® is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits™ series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Law&Order, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and House M.D. Legacy is also known for its RealLife GAMES® medical simulations that include such titles as Pet Pals®, Emergency Room® and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy's casual game network at www.legacygames.com and on Game Share&Compare on Facebook, customers can learn about and play thousands of casual games and share with their friends. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through its publishing partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, and Majesco. www.legacyinteractive.com.


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