Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Casual Mystery Game Series to be Based on Murder, She Wrote

Legacy Interactive

In a press release today, Legacy Interactive 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.

According to the company, 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.

Casual mystery games, especially those based on series characters, continue to rapidly grow in popularity. Examples available from our own website, Games of Mystery, include Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, the detectives from CSI: NY, and Sherlock Holmes.

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  1. LOL I love the Murder She Wrote mystery game - I wonder if they will base one on the episode when the dog was the killer! Haha

    Leigh Clements
    The Mystery Maiden

  2. Heck yes, this is going to take murder mystery party games to a whole new level. Very cool idea, and I hope that "Jessica Fletcher" doesn't mind.


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