NEW YORK, LONDON - September 15, 2009 - I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division and the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon is now available for PC download. Marking the third game in the franchise, Twice in a Blue Moon is an original story based on James Patterson's wildly successful Women's Murder Club series. Arriving in the midst of success from its predecessors, this title brings fans another thrilling mystery game in a series that has already generated more than 15 million downloads since it first launched in 2008.
In Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon, players assume the roles of Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn and Cindy Thomas as they combine their expertise and talents to catch a serial killer before he strikes again. In the most authentic James Patterson experience to date, players will be left trembling as they look for clues and unravel mysteries in more than 50 levels, including 25 chilling locations,27 challenging puzzles and nine unsettling investigations.
"The online games have truly brought the Women's Murder Club series to life in a way that could not be achieved by any other medium," said Patterson. "It has been incredibly gratifying to see how well the first two games have been received. I know this next chapter will bring fans even more delight."
"It's easy to see why the Women's Murder Club series has been one of I-play's most successful franchises." said Don Ryan, chief operating officer at Oberon Media. "The 15 million downloads this franchise has generated in just over a year, shows that fans can't get enough of James Patterson's thrilling stories and bone-chilling twists."
James Patterson has sold over 170 million books worldwide and has more New York Times #1 best sellers than any other author in history. He has also written more best sellers in different genres than any other author; young adult adventures, romances, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction, as well ashis trademark mystery thrillers that include Alex Cross and The Women's Murder Club, respectively the #1 and #2 best-selling detective series in the US over the last 15 years.
View the Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqE1-OL4oTY.
Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch is set to haunt players this October. For more information on the Women's Murder Club game series please visit: www.wmcgames.com.
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens -- online, 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, formerly Oberon Games, is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play's mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world's #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast and the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play's interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede™. Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.
About Oberon Media
Oberon Media, the world's leading multi-platform casual games company, is the first company to deliver global, integrated casual games solutions across three platforms-online, mobile and interactive television and at retail. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world's leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, Verizon, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, MySpace, Orange France and NHN. The Game Center combines casual game content, merchandizing and features to fulfill our partners' specific needs. Oberon Media's game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry's best and award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, mobile, 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.
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