LANGHORNE, Pa., May 21, 2009 - Casual games developer and publisher eGames, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EGAM) today announced the retail launch of popular hidden object game Blood Ties~. Following a successful run on the top casual game portals, Blood Ties, developed by Merscom and based on the cult favorite Lifetime Television series, has earned broad distribution across all major PC retailers.
"As a retail publisher, it is gratifying to launch a product with such wide distribution," said eGames Vice President, Sales and Marketing Rich Siporin. "By virtue of securing placement at our top retail partners, Blood Ties stands poised to reach a significant number of casual game customers."
In Blood Ties, players help detective Vicki Nelson and her vampire partner Henry Fitzroy track down the missing members of the Hellfire Club, searching creepy crime scenes and seedy locales on the dark side of Toronto.
"With nearly 100,000 units sold online in 2008, Blood Ties is the first of several highly-successful downloadable games we are bringing to retail this year," said eGames Product Manager Greg Zesinger. "We are committed to bringing the best titles available online to brick-and-mortar stores, and Blood Ties, followed later in the year by Mystery Legends~: Sleepy Hollow, 4 Elements, Liong: The Lost Amulets, First Class Flurry, and G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles", demonstrates our adherence to that goal."
"We are very excited to be working with eGames to bring Blood Ties to retail," said Merscom Chief Customer Officer Lloyd Melnick. "It is our best performing game ever online and we know eGames is well positioned to match that success at retail."
Mystery Legends is a trademark of pixelStorm entertainment studios Inc. Blood Ties is a trademark of Kaleidoscope Entertainment Inc. G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles is a trademark of Aisle 5 Games, Inc. Lifetime is a trademark of Lifetime Entertainment Services Cable LT Holdings, Inc.
About eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc., headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, develops and publishes casual games for the PC, Nintendo DS and Wii, iPhone, and the Internet which now include the eGames~, Cinemaware~ and Cinemaware Marquee~ brands. Additional information regarding eGames, Inc. can be found at http://www.egames.com.
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft~ Xbox Live~ Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Bamtang Games, MediaArt, GO! Games and Gunnar Games. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. 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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