Oberon Games to Bring the Mysterious World of Agatha Christie to Online Gaming
Seek-and-Find Game Unveils a Puzzling World of Interactive Intrigue
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more than two billion books sold worldwide, only the Bible and Shakespeare have outsold Agatha Christie, making her the best-selling novelist of all time. Now, fans of her Hercule Poirot novels and murder mystery devotees alike can pursue their passion online as Oberon Games and International Rights Management (IRM) today announced the downloadable PC game, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile, will be available May 2007.
After a rich heiress is killed, Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot finds himself in the right place at the right time to investigate the crime with a boatful of murder suspects onboard the S.S. Karnak as it floats serenely down the Nile. Can the Belgian detective find the culprit before they reach port?
“We are thrilled to bring the timeless and thoroughly entertaining stories of Agatha Christie to interactive life,” says Don Ryan, vice president of Publishing for Oberon Media, parent of Oberon Games. “The Agatha Christie stories and her audience are a perfect fit for casual games, and we know that both mystery buffs and casual gamers will be delighted with Death on the Nile.”
This new Agatha Christie game is beautifully designed and artfully drawn, using an engaging and intuitive “seek-and-find” game dynamic. Award-winning game designer Jane Jensen has gone to great lengths to remain faithful to the original storyline and the era. Fans of the Queen of Crime and casual games alike will find the game immensely appealing as they immerse themselves in the uncertain world of Hercule Poirot.
Oberon Games has worked with Interactive Rights Management (IRM) and Agatha Christie Ltd, to create the game and bring it to audiences around the world. By drawing on IRM’s global digital brand exploitation experience and Agatha Christie Ltd’s success in reinvigorating this classic literary brand, Oberon has created a compelling interactive game.
Megan Goodwin-Patel, Director and Co-Founder of IRM, adds: “Agatha Christie’s classic plots have been captivating readers’ imaginations for decades, and we’re excited to be working with Oberon Media and Agatha Christie Ltd in developing a fresh new way to enjoy these incredible tales.”
Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, will be available for in early May 2007 for download at http://www.oberongames.com, and other top casual game sites.
About Oberon Games
Oberon Games, a division of Oberon Media, is a leading publisher and developer of casual games for PC, Mobile and iTV, and is the creator of hit titles including Dream Day Wedding and Magic Match. Oberon Media provides developers with a comprehensive array of publishing and marketing services to help ensure that their games reach the broadest audience possible and are available for play “anywhere, anytime, on any platform”. For more information visit http://www.oberongames.com or http://www.oberon-media.com. Oberon Media was founded in 2003 and has offices in New York, Seattle, London, Cyprus, Tel Aviv and Singapore.
About Interactive Rights Management (IRM)
Established in October 2004 by the award-winning team responsible for the global interactive success of Celador’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, IRM is an independent interactive rights investment and exploitation company whose clients include All3Media, Distraction formats, Fox Television Studios and Hasbro, amongst many others. For more information visit http://www.irm.tv.
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Ltd is a subsidiary of Chorion, owner and manager of classic literary-based brands and content including Enid Blyton’s Noddy and Famous Five, Roger Hargreaves’ Mr. Men and Little Miss series and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
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