Introducing one of Christie's Most Beloved Characters, Miss Jane Marple, in her first starring role in a video game
NEW YORK&LONDON - June 17, 2010 - I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division and the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher, has again worked with Interactive Rights Management (IRM) and Agatha Christie Ltd to create Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington which is available for PC download from today. Inviting players to pack their bags for murder and travel to the English countryside for a thrilling and mysterious adventure, Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington is the fourth in the wildly popular Agatha Christie game series that has generated more than 30 million downloads since it first launched in 2007. In addition to the stunning settings and edge-of-your-seat storylines that fans have come to love, 4:50 from Paddington introduces one of the Queen of Crime's most beloved characters, Miss Jane Marple, to interactive gamers for the very first time. "We're thrilled to be launching the first Miss Marple mystery in the Agatha Christie series and look forward to fans exploring this latest adventure with Agatha Christie's other famous detective!" commented Megan Goodwin-Patel, Joint Managing Director of IRM and Mathew Prichard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd and Agatha Christie's grandson.
In Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington, fans step right into the story as they travel the English countryside and witness a frightful murder through the window of a passing train. With little evidence, players must team up with expert sleuth Miss Marple to investigate an English country estate, uncover critical evidence in London, and solve perplexing puzzles in Paris to find out what happened that fateful night. The game features all-new mini-games, hours of original hidden object and light adventure fun, and new game play modes including the Find All mode, challenging even the most advanced sleuths.
Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington is now available at Iplay.com
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I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With top franchises and massive distribution across online, social, mobile, and interactive television -- I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play's PC publishing division is the creator of the hit Dream Day series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling authors James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie. I-play's mobile division is delivering some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world's #1 best-selling racing franchise, Fast and Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play's Interactive Television group provides unmatched casual game content for the for the living room, currently available to 38 million homes through key partners such as DISH Network, DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu and many others. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices around the world including Seattle, London, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Dunfermline, Scotland.
About Oberon Media
Oberon Media is the world's leading multi-platform casual games company, delivering global, integrated casual games solutions across online, social, mobile/Smartphone, interactive TV and retail categories. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world's leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, AT&T, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, Orange France and more. Oberon Media's game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry's most talented game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, social, mobile/Smartphone, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.
About Interactive Rights Management (IRM)
Established in October 2004 by the award-winning team responsible for the global interactive success of Celador's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, IRM is an independent interactive rights investment and exploitation company. For more information visit www.irm.tv
About Agatha Christie
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, the world's best-known mystery writer (1890-1976). The Guinness Book of Records lists her as the best-selling fiction author of all time with an estimated two billion copies of her works sold: a billion copies in the English language and another billion in more than 45 foreign languages. It is often said that she is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.
The Agatha Christie portfolio was acquired by the media company Chorion Ltd in 1998. Its mission is to nurture Christie's literary legacy and introduce the author's work to new audiences. Chorion takes an active role in managing the global Christie publishing programme, film, TV and game adaptations of her stories and theatrical productions.
For more information visit www.agathachristie.com
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