Merscom to Create New Hidden Object Franchise, Coyote's Tale

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CHAPEL HILL, NC– July 23, 2008– Merscom announced at Casual Connect Seattle it will be launching an original hidden objects franchise, with the first title, Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water, scheduled for launch in Q3 2008. Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water is the brainchild of Matt Shetler, Merscom’s Producer for the Blood Ties project, and is being developed by GO! Games, the Siberian developer who also developed Blood Ties.

Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water begins with two sisters vacationing in Mexico. But what was supposed to be a pleasant time is interrupted by a torrential thunderstorm, and the two women soon become caught in a mythical adventure lead by Coyote, an ancient storytelling god. The sisters set out to help restore balance to an unstable universe, but cryptic warnings about a mysterious betrayer suggest that something more sinister is at work.

Key Features include:

    <*>Animated and atmospheric environments <*>Two playable characters offering different play styles and storylines <*>Unique story based on Aztec mythology <*>Beautiful visual style inspired by Mesoamerican art <*>Multiple mini-games <*>Variety of hidden object modes <*>In-game tutorial seamlessly integrated into the story <*>Reward system that affects game play

“Matt did such a great job with Blood Ties, we wanted to give him the freedom to take his ideas and imagination to the next level,” explained Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom,“Coyote’s Tale represents an original IP that we think has the potential to be one of the next big hidden object franchises.”

About Merscom

Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Overplay, MediaArt, Absolutist and MDNA Games. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information visit www.merscom.com.

About GO! Games

GO! Games is a Siberian based development studio. Since their establishment in 2000, GO! Games has become a firmly established and experienced developer of high-tech, commercially successful casual PC games. GO! Games’ most popular titles include the Brave Dwarves series, JewelCraft and Blood Ties.

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