TORONTO, ONTARIO and BELLEVUE, WA, May 13, 2010– Her Interactive, the leading mystery maker and publisher of 23 award-winning Nancy Drew games for the PC and game consoles, today announces that the highly anticipated Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister, will launch on June 29th 2010. For the millions of Nancy Drew fans who love their Apple computers, Her Interactive is also releasing the game on the Mac for the first time, enabled by TransGaming’s (TSX-V: TNG) Cider Portability Engine. Her Interactive will publish the game in a dual format disc, playable on both Windows® PCs and Mac computers.
Nancy Drew goes undercover as a competitive storm chaser in this new mystery, set in Oklahoma during the tornado season. Teams are competing for a $100,000,000 prize for discovering a prediction formula for tornados, but something is not quite right... To solve the mystery of who is sabotaging the storm chasing team, Nancy is thrust into a world of wild weather, high technology, secret conversations, mysterious dealings, and ulterior motives.
You are Nancy at her best as you learn about meteorology to help solve the mystery. Rich visuals, dangerous weather, new challenges, unique characters, and new puzzles all combine to make this Nancy’s stormiest adventure yet.
“Nancy Drew fans have been begging us to support Mac computers, and today, we’re thrilled to announce that Trail of the Twister is just the first of many games to support Mac,” says Megan Gaiser, president, Her Interactive.“Whether you play on a PC or Mac, you’ll find cracking the code in this mystery realistic and exciting with weather changes clouding the clues. And as in all great Nancy Drew mysteries, you have to interrogate friend and foe, because no one is above suspicion.”
“We are excited to partner with Her Interactive, using our Cider technology to enable the first ever simultaneous PC and Mac launch of the Nancy Drew franchise for consumers,” says Vikas Gupta, President and CEO, TransGaming, Inc.“Nancy Drew is such an iconic figure, we are certain the Mac community around the world will love playing these games.”
Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 8 million units with each game surpassing sales of the prior. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl-detective, making her one of history’s longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise, since 2004, the Nancy Drew series has outsold Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.
About TransGaming, Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), is a leader in the development of unique software products that facilitate the deployment and distribution of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming's portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform releases of games. TransGaming works with many of the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute their games for the Mac and Linux/CE platforms, and currently markets products under: Cider (Mac Gaming), GameTree (Game Publishing&Distribution Platforms), Cedega (Linux Gaming), and SwiftShader (Graphics Rendering). TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, maintains an R&D center in Ottawa, Canada, and has a new subsidiary– TransGaming Digital Home in Atlanta, GA. To learn more about TransGaming visit www.transgaming.com
About Her Interactive:
Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive mystery adventures played by females, young and old. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and is the world leader in the mystery gaming category. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com.
About Nancy Drew:
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2010, as she celebrates her 80th anniversary. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Publishing in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations. Nancy Drew is a registered trademark of Simon&Schuster, Inc.
Her Interactive Contacts:
VP of Marketing&Licensing
+1 416-979-9900 x323?TransGaming, Inc.?
Investor Relations?- Canada
Jean-Francois (JF) Dube?
Investor Relations– United States
Adam P. Lowensteiner
Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC?
+ 1 212-370-4500 x 25
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