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Murder, She Wrote 1 - Released November 12th, 2009
11/16/09: Early reviews are in!
11/12/09: Here's the official announcement of the game's release:
LEGACY INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF MURDER, SHE WROTE PC GAME
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2009) –The most beloved murder series is back in an all-new interactive video game. Leading casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive® announced today that a new game in its Hollywood Hits™ series, Murder, She Wrote is available on Legacy Games for PC download at http://www.legacygames.com.
Murder, She Wrote transforms the PC into an interactive seek and find "who-dun-it" mystery adventure with unique minigames in every scene. Play as the lovable murder novelist Jessica Fletcher and solve each of the five cases by carefully and methodically investigating murders using an innovative new style of hidden object and light adventure gameplay. First, players need to find missing keys from Jessica's typewriter to fill in the unknown letters in the list of hidden objects. After the entire words are revealed, there are more secrets to uncover as not all the hidden objects can be found by just discovering where they lay. As every detective knows, nothing is ever as it seems!
Scour over 80 game levels with familiar characters from the show – Jessica Fletcher, Seth Hazlitt and Sheriff Mort Metzger. Set in the beautiful New England town of Cabot Cove and across the seas in London, the more than 25 detailed 3–D settings may distract even the most determined player from their investigation. Featuring 5 original cases and over 6 hours of gameplay, Murder, She Wrote provides entertaining twists and turns that are sure to please both long time fans of the show and casual gamers alike.
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Murder, She Wrote is scheduled to be released at retail in April, 2010 for PC/Mac.
8/13/09: Producer Donald E. Marshall is back with another blog regarding the creation of the game at Gamezebo.com.
7/9/09: The game's producer, Donald E. Marshall, blogs about the upcoming release on Gamezebo.com.
6/2/09: Here's the initial press release announcing the project:
LEGACY INTERACTIVE® AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES DIGITAL PLATFORMS GROUP TO DEVELOP VIDEO GAMES BASED ON TWO POPULAR TELEVISION SERIES
Companies Announce House M.D. For The PC and Nintendo DS(TM) and Murder, She Wrote For the PC
LOS ANGELES (June 2, 2009) - Casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive® today announced a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group (UPDPG) to develop video games based on the popular television drama series House M.D. and the classic TV mystery series Murder, She Wrote.
Murder, She Wrote will be adapted as a light adventure, hidden object game on the PC that evokes the feel and themes of the long-running television series. The game, which features five all-new mysteries, takes place primarily in the quaint New England town of Cabot Cove, Maine. Each case follows acclaimed crime novelist Jessica Fletcher, a sharp-eyed senior citizen with a nose for clues, as she unravels a series of puzzling murders. Each mystery is a standalone story with its own clues and beautiful locations ranging from Maine to Vermont to England. Helping Jessica solve the crimes will be other well-loved characters from the show, including Dr. Seth Hazlitt and Sherriff Mort Metzger.
"Legacy's success in developing television franchises such as NBC's Law & Order as games gives us confidence that they will again deliver engaging interactive experiences to fans of House M.D. and Murder, She Wrote," said Bill Kispert, vice president and general manager, interactive, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.
"Given the dynamism in the casual gaming sector and robust online distribution channels, we believe the timing is ideal to bring well-known TV franchises to videogames," said Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO of Legacy Interactive.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive is a developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is well known for its TV-based games, such as Law & Order and The Apprentice, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy's online casual game portal at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share playlists of their favorite games. Legacy has ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with a number of companies, including Universal Studios, Ubisoft, Mindscape, Majesco Entertainment, 505 Games, JoWood, and Scholastic. Legacy Interactive can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com.
About Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group (UPDPG) is responsible for global digital product development, production, licensing, distribution, and growth strategy for the extensive catalogue of Universal's properties across new and emerging digital platforms, including mobile, video game consoles, personal computers, and other portable devices. With a worldwide mandate to help shape the digital future of Universal Pictures, the Group has offices in Universal City, California; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan.
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is a unit of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove - Released November 21st, 2012
11/16/09: Early reviews are in!
11/21/12: Here's the official announcement of the game's release:
Play MSW2 Today!
It’s here! Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove has arrived at LegacyGames.com for purchase today! It’s a perfect Thanksgiving treat for Jessica Fletcher fans, mystery aficionados, or anyone who likes to puzzle, ponder, or play!
Jessica Fletcher famously said “There are three things you can never have enough of in life: chocolate, friends and the theatre.” And what is a game if not a bit of private theatre? So listen to Jessica; put your mouse in hand, grab a bite of chocolate, and revisit old friends in Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove!
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11/17/11: Here's the initial press release announcing the sequel:
LEGACY INTERACTIVE® AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES DIGITAL PLATFORMS GROUP TURN LONG RUNNING MYSTERY SERIES INTO INTERACTIVE GAME WITH THE SEQUEL TO MURDER SHE WROTE
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 17, 2011) - Television’s most beloved murder series is back for a second round of intrigue in an all–new interactive video game. Leading casual game publisher Legacy Interactive announced today that the sequel to the best selling game Murder, She Wrote, will be available online and in retail stores in early 2012. The game is licensed by Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group. Legacy’s development partner on the project is ChaYoWo Games.
Follow world famous crime fiction writer Jessica Fletcher as she investigates three new cases of murder and misadventure in the sleepy but deadly town of Cabot Cove! From theft and embezzlement, to forgery and murder, players will be kept guessing as they try to outwit each clever culprit. Blending light adventure game play with exciting hidden object searches, players can now keep persistent inventory as they crack each case, solving diverse mini–games and puzzles smoothly integrated into each mystery. With all the popular features of the original, players also get the chance to fill Jessica’s gumshoes as they explore larger environments in Cabot Cove and use the map to travel from location to location.
“Murder, She Wrote was a hit in 2010, and we are very pleased to be bringing back the beloved franchise in a sequel ideally suited for the casual gaming audience,” says Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Interactive. “The graphic quality and inventive storylines will delight our customers.”
Master over 80 puzzles with familiar characters from the show, including Jessica Fletcher, Seth Hazlitt and Sheriff Mort Metzger. Featuring 3 original cases and over 6 hours of gameplay, Murder, She Wrote 2 provides captivating storylines and puzzling challenges that are sure to please both long time fans of the show and casual gamers alike.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of casual games on all platforms. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has established a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Psych, Law&Order, and House M.D. Through Legacy's casual game platform at www.legacygames.com, customers can play hundreds of games from both Legacy as well as its third party partners. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through both retail and digital channels.
About ChaYoWo Games
ChaYoWo is India’s largest casual game developer servicing outsourced game development solutions, art/animation design&development, Game QA and Advergaming to clients throughout the world as well as creating high quality original IP&game portals. ChaYoWo Games success has been born out of a global outlook and a passionate attention to detail with offices and over 100 staff in India. Placing service and quality first has enabled ChaYoWo to build an extensive portfolio of satisfied clients and successful original IP that serve as real-world examples to the benefits of outsourcing to an experienced market leader. ChaYoWo Games offers development services and creates original IP for PC, MAC, Online Flash, iPhone and iPAD, Xbox Live, Android, Blackberry and more. The Company recently signed contracts in the social space as well and is in the process of developing a virtual world for Facebook.
About Universal Partnerships&Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store.
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