NEW JAMES PATTERSON MURDER-MYSTERY GAME AVAILABLE TODAY

1st May 2009

Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is a thrilling new crime adventure game, released to retail today. Avanquest Software Publishing brings the excitement and suspense of the best-selling James Patterson novels to the PC in this engaging and interactive mystery combining hidden objects, light adventure and crime solving puzzle games.

The story begins when the body of a murdered woman washes up underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. In order to solve the murderous crimes, gamers must choose one of the three main characters to play as; homicide detective Lindsay Boxer; medical examiner Claire Washburn; or crime reporter Cindy Thomas. Players must scour the city for clues, scrutinise murder scenes and complete laboratory work in order to progress through the enigmatic storyline and untangle a web of ancient culture, corruption and greed.

In Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet, mystery fans will need their investigative skills to identify victims, examine evidence and interrogate suspects as they dig further into the killer’s mind. Players must use their contacts to cross examine and decipher each victim’s story in order to stop the ruthless killer before the time runs out and another victim dies.

Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet features a compelling storyline written by James Patterson himself, combined with a unique blend of adventure and puzzle gameplay. Players can explore 18 beautiful settings throughout San Francisco whilst solving nine challenging investigations. Clues can be collected in the various hidden object levels to aid the solving of over 90 puzzles that are critical to the case.

Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet puts player’s observational skills, puzzle solving and logic to the test, making it an ideal game for fans of James Patterson novels, murder mysteries and crime investigation.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Avanquest Software Publishing

Developer: Valusoft

Distributor: GEM, Centresoft, Interactive Ideas, Music Box Leisure and Ideal Software

Release date: 1st May 2009

PEGI: 7+

Format: PC

Genre: Crime Adventure

SRP:£19.99

Notes to Editor:

Sales information for Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet:

Price:£19.99

Available from all leading retail outlets: GAME, Amazon, Play.com, Gamestop, Morrisons and other leading software stores, as well as Avanquest Software www.avanquest.co.uk/shop.

Published by: Avanquest Software Publishing

About Avanquest Software

Avanquest Software is one of the world’s leading software developers and publishers, marketing its software titles via multiple sales channels on three continents– North America, Europe and Asia. Avanquest Software addresses the general public through its Retail, Online and Direct-to-Consumer channels; businesses through the Corporate channel; and key players in mobile telephony and IT through OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) licenses. With 2007/08 revenues of€116 million, 520 employees and 150 engineers in Research and Development distributed between France, China, the United States and Canada, the company is committed to innovation in the design, development and publishing of world-class, easy-to-use and affordable software. Avanquest Software is listed on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714) since December 1996. Additional information is available at http://www.avanquest.com or http://about.avanquest.com.

For further information and review copies please contact:

Sarah Holden / James Meredith

Media Safari

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 731 388

sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / jamesm@mediasafari.co.uk


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