Merscom Announces Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHAPEL HILL, NC– February 9, 2010– Merscom announced today it is the online publisher of Black Circle, the upcoming adventure game in the Carol Reed series developed by MDNA Games. This release follows on Merscom’s success with Remedy, East Side Story and Time Stand Still, all of which reached the top-5 on major casual game sites.

In Black Circle, as summer arrives, English private detective Carol Reed is asked by a neighbor to look into the discovery of a dead body that mysteriously disappears. Carol must discover scattered clues and interview suspects and helpful residents to get to the bottom of this stranger’s death.

What starts as a routine investigation quickly becomes something more as Carol uncovers broken alliances and a cult long thought to be inactive.

Join Carol as she journeys through the beautiful city of Norrkoping, Sweden, as well as in homes, businesses, and abandoned buildings, all in search of answers.

Key Features:

    <*>23 Map locations <*>100% mouse driven point-and-click gameplay <*>A short tutorial for those players not familiar with this type of game <*>A hint system that ensures the player does not get stuck <*>Rich unfolding story <*>A wide variety of luminous environments and unusual characters <*>Clever puzzles to solve <*>Games can be saved and loaded at any time <*>Engaging ambient music and sound <*>A bypass feature for the more complicated puzzles
“Black Circle is the strongest Carol Reed title yet,” explained Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom,“and our customers have loved the whole series, so we believe this game will really provide what they are looking for in a gameplay experience.””

About Merscom

Merscom is a global publisher of mass market social media and computer that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include Facebook, online sales through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom works with the top media companies to bring their IP to social and casual gaming, including Paramount, National Geographic, Lifetime AETN, Starz Media, CBS, Showtime Networks, Lionsgate, Overture Films and Granada Ventures. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information, visit www.merscom.com.

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PRESS CONTACT:

Lloyd Melnick

LSM@merscom.com

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