October 2007: Focus Multimedia and Mindscape today announced they are to launch the official Deal or No Deal PC game, giving fans the chance to play and personalise their favourite TV game show in the comfort of their own homes.
Hosted by Noel Edmonds, Endemol’s Deal or No Deal is one of the most popular programmes on TV, regularly taking contestants– along with millions of avid viewers - on an emotional white-knuckle ride. The award-winning game show has proven a major hit on Channel 4, achieving audiences of up to 4.5 million viewers and recently celebrating its 500th show.
Have you ever wondered how you would fare in the crazy chair? Well now it’s your chance to find out…will you make the right deal at the right time, or will you risk it all and walk away with nothing? Take the walk of wealth on your PC, as you and your friends and family compete to win a life-changing sum of money!
With game play identical to the TV show, each sealed box in the Deal or No Deal PC game contains a sum of money ranging from 1p to£250,000. It’s a mystery how much is in each box, but somehow players must eliminate the boxes containing the smaller amounts, keeping the larger amounts in play as long as possible. Both Noel and the other contestants urge players on to beat The Banker, but will they hold their nerves and win the jackpot? Or will they play safe and make a deal with The Banker?
Featuring a wealth of innovative features, the Deal or No Deal PC game gives fans the chance to play on their own, or with family and friends. For the first time on PC, players can even take on the role of The Banker and try to make contestants accept the lowest offer possible!
Another unique and exciting feature is the Forfeit Game, which allows players to choose their own prizes. Rather than the usual sums of money, you can try to win a week of pampering…or maybe you’ll end up doing the cleaning instead!
With 22 identical boxes and a quarter of a million pounds at stake, players will be desperate to have“just one more go”– especially as every player’s performance is recorded for posterity on the Deal or No Deal leaderboard!
The Deal or No Deal PC game has been developed by Mindscape and is published by Focus Multimedia.
Craig Johnson, Managing Director of Focus Multimedia, commented:“The Deal or No Deal PC game has all the nail-biting drama of the trail-blazing TV show. With the ability to compete against family and friends, and a fully rendered 3D Noel Edmonds as your host, the Deal or No Deal PC game is going to top of a lot of Christmas lists this festive season.”
The Deal or No Deal PC game will go on sale in October 2007. The suggested retail price is£14.99 including VAT.
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Focus Multimedia– Tel: 01889 570156
Grant Hughes– PR&Marketing Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Deal or No Deal is an Endemol format and is produced by Cheetah Television (part of Endemol UK) for Channel 4.© 2003-2007 Endemol International BV / Endemol UK plc, DEAL OR NO DEAL is a registered trademark of Endemol International BV - used by permission - all rights reserved.
About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is one of the UK’s leading PC software publishers, delivering high quality, affordable titles for all the family. Many renowned brands and licences are featured within the range of 400+ Focus titles, including Bratz, CSI, Deal or No Deal, Disney Pixar Cars, Driving Test Success, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Law&Order, LEGO, Oxford University Press, Scooby Doo, Scrabble and SpongeBob SquarePants, to name but a few. For further information on Focus Multimedia, please visit
Mindscape have published and distributed educational, lifestyle, games and value software around the world for more than 15 years. Mindscape is one of the longest established software publishers in the market with well-known international brands and first class licences such as Thomas&Friends, Law&Order, Noddy, Emergency Room, Deal or no Deal, Zoo Vet, Garfield, Franklin, Paddington, BrainTrainer, Web Creator and many more. All Mindscape CD-Roms are available from www.mindscape.co.uk