FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DALLAS– June 14, 2010– MumboJumbo, a leading developer and publisher of casual games, today launched Midnight Mysteries TM : Salem Witch Trials, a hidden-object adventure game. The follow up to the hit Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy begins with the untimely death of yet another great American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne. The player must travel back in time to the Salem Witch Trials to uncover the true cause of the author’s death, while solving brain-teasing puzzles, interviewing the ghosts of Salem’s past, and collecting clues throughout the historic village. The download PC title is available exclusively at www.bigfishgames.com for $6.99.
“We’re very excited to launch the second installment of Midnight Mysteries,” said Mark Cottam, chief executive officer of MumboJumbo.“Fans really enjoyed the puzzle-solving elements of the first game, so we’ve enhanced that aspect of the game play in the sequel. The amplified adventure elements have received a great response from our beta testers and partners, and we’re excited to share the game with our fans.”
In Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials, the player is approached by the ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writer of such American classics as The Scarlet Letter and House of the Seven Gables. Compelled to help the writer rest in peace, the player must explore the 17th century town of Salem, Massachusetts and interview the townspeople to discover the true cause behind the author’s death nearly two centuries later.
“Salem Witch Trials includes ten adventure missions that take place throughout the village, which has been fully rendered out in detail,” said Cottam.“With the added adventure elements, we’ve also enhanced the player’s journal, which acts as a built-in, fully-illustrated guide that will help with puzzles, recap character interviews, and restate the goal for each mission. For casual gamers who are looking for a great game with a spellbinding story and a lot of content, this is the game for them.”
Hawthorne was born in Salem around the turn of the 19th century and wrote a number of novels and short stories. The writer added the“w” to his last name (originally Hathorne) in an effort to distance himself from relatives involved in the Salem Witch Trials. He explored a number of moral themes throughout his works and many of his writings take place in Puritan New England. Hawthorne’s link to the infamous trials made his story the perfect fit for continuing the mystery game series.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MumboJumbo LLC TM is a worldwide publisher, developer and mass marketer of premium casual games for PCs and game consoles. MumboJumbo games are downloadable at its website as well as key game portals, or purchased at retail through mass merchants, computer retailers and specialty outlets. MumboJumbo owns and operates studios located in Dallas and Vladivostok, Russia, and publishes and distributes software through its subsidiaries worldwide. For more information please visit our website at www.mumbojumbo.com.