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Defenders of Law – The Rosendale File

Downloadable game the first of three for the newly acquired Defenders of Law franchise.

LISBON, Portugal - July 28, 2009

GAMEINVEST, Portugal’s leading video games developer, and Big Fish Games, the world's leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment, announced the launch of Defenders of Law – The Rosendale File™ for the PC and Mac. The release of Defenders of Law launches the beginning of a three-game deal in which Big Fish Games has acquired the Defenders of Law IP and will publish the first edition online and in retail stores as well as two upcoming sequels through 2010. The first edition of Defenders of Law for PC download is now available at

“Defenders of Law is a truly immersive game that lets players take the role of an investigative lawyer,” said Melissa DiGioia, Senior Producer at Big Fish Games. “The game’s unique method of storytelling coupled with its innovative detective gameplay allows players to experience a truly interactive murder mystery.”

“Big Fish Games has built a site full of strong titles, and to have Defenders of Law included in their lineup ensures that the game will reach a wide audience,” said Mariana Cardoso, General Manager of GAMEINVEST.

In Defenders of Law, players step into the shoes of one of five possible lawyers in order to investigate a murder mystery in the town of Willburg. The lawyers are assigned to defend a suspect in the murder of Miss Rosendale; and they have 15 days to gather enough evidence to strengthen their clients’ defense. Players must test their strategy skills by exploring the town to collect evidence. Clues can come from several helpful witnesses, as well as from fingerprints, footprints, and blood samples. Physical evidence can be extracted from the crime scene with the hidden object game mechanic, and analyzed in the lab. After the evidence is processed in the lab, the player will go to the courtroom for a decisive showdown against the district attorney. In the end, it will be revealed whether the defendant is guilty or innocent.

Using a mouse, players navigate their way through 28 detail-rich scenarios with multiple crime scenes, numerous murder weapons and several different murder suspects that guarantee a different outcome and experience each time the game is played. With five characters to choose from and many hours of ingenious gameplay, players of all ages will be drawn to the mystery of Defenders of Law.

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Based in Portugal, GAMEINVEST is a developer dedicated to creating interactive entertainment for everyone. Founded on the principle that games have popular reach across all age groups, GAMEINVEST is focused on producing original titles that engage wide-spread international markets and all types of players. GAMEINVEST is a forward-looking company poised to expand the audience and acceptance of the interactive entertainment medium as both an art form, and a leisure activity. With several games in production for a variety of market segments, the company is pioneering new ways for games to become mainstream entertainment for all. For more information, please visit:

About Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is the world's leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment. Based in Seattle, Washington, Big Fish Games offers "A New Game Every Day!™" — Big Fish Games works with more than 500 game developers and distributes over 1 million games per day to consumers worldwide. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes some of the industry's leading brands including Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition™, Azada™, and Fairway Solitaire™. For more information, please visit:

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