The Mystery of the Mary Celeste Available Now

CHAPEL HILL, NC– August 18, 2009– Merscom announced today the release of The Mystery of the Mary Celeste, available on major casual game portals worldwide. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste, developed by Media Art, is a casual adventure game where you most solve one of the greatest real-life mysteries ever. The retail version will be available later this year in Europe and North America.

In the most intriguing true maritime mystery, in 1872, a merchant ship, The Mary Celeste, was found unmanned and abandoned. The crew was missing but the ship was untouched, the weather was beautiful, the lifeboats were still present, but where had everyone gone? The Mary Celeste herself was in perfect condition and still under full sail, with over six months of food and water still on board. The ship’s cargo was intact and the personal belongings of the crew and passengers were still in place, including valuables. To this date, the crew was never seen or heard from again, and what happened to them is often cited as the greatest mystery of all time.

In the game, the player takes the role of Mary Morehouse, an ancestor of the person who found the original Mary Celeste, as she joins guests and crew of the Mary Celeste II on its maiden voyage. Shortly after the boat leaves the dock strange events start to happen. Explore the mysterious theories behind the disappearance of the original Mary Celeste while trying to save yourself from a similar demise. Sail the seas in this haunting adventure, The Mystery of the Mary Celeste.

    <*>Immersive Atmosphere <*>Spooky Scenes <*>Explore the Mary Celeste and her ghostly counter part as you work to save yourself from the same fate suffered by her original crew <*>Solve puzzles, find needed items to save the two ships from disaster <*>Find clues and enjoy a ghostly tale that explores the real life theories of the disappearance of the Mary Celeste’s crew.

“Casual games are the perfect media for people to immerse themselves in real unsolved mysteries,” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer.“and this is probably the most interesting mystery ever. Games will love this title.”

About Merscom

Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include online sale through major portals worldwide, retail in North America and Europe and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Media Art, Reflexive Entertainment, GO! Games and Elefun. 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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