For Immediate Release
Toronto, Canada. September 26, 2007. JoWooD and The Adventure Company, leading publishers of PC adventure games around the world, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Simon&Schuster Children’s Publishing to develop a series of interactive games based on the works of the world’s most popular boy detectives The Hardy Boys. With over 100 million copies of their beloved books in print, America’s original crime scene investigators, Frank and Joe Hardy are ready to be featured in an exciting PC game format. The titles will release worldwide over the next 5 years, beginning with the first title The Tower Treasure set to release in the Fall 2008. The Hardy Boys series has been notably anticipated by the PC adventure gaming audience and will be an impressive addition to the company’s strong line-up of family friendly adventure titles.
“Fans have been waiting and we are set to deliver an adventure series that is certain to become a family classic,” said Albert Seidl, President and CEO for the JoWooD Group.“The Hardy Boys have been with us for decades and generations of fans will not only be thrilled that they can finally play the part of their favorite teenage detective brothers, but can share the adventure with their children and grandchildren.”
JoWooD and The Adventure Company’s goal is to create a series of games that remain true to the original stories and characters in The Hardy Boys with stunning and varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface.
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About The Adventure Company
The Adventure Company is the publishing label for DreamCatcher Interactive and is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by Jowood Productions, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange.
DreamCatcher products include titles for the PC as well as leading hardware platforms - the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation® Portable (PSP) system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system, the Nintendo Wii®, DS® and Game Boy® Advance.
DreamCatcher is located in Toronto, Canada. Visit www.dreamcatchergames.com for more information.
About The Hardy Boys
With over 100 million copies of their beloved books in print, America’s original crime scene investigators, Frank and Joe Hardy, are riding a wave of classic retro popularity combined with a whole new attitude. Since 1928, Simon&Schuster and Grosset&Dunlap have published The Hardy Boys classic editions, currently selling over 1 million copies annually. The new contemporary series Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, featuring the boys as spies for American Teens Against Crime launched in 2005, with an additional Super Mystery published every summer.
Simon&Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon&Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon&Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon&Schuster Audio, Simon&Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonsays.com