Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Daedalic's German Game Developers Award-winning adventure signed by Merscom.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC – August 5, 2009 – Merscom announced today that it is publishing both online and at retail in North America the award winning adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout. The game was voted “Best Adventure Game of 2008” at the German Game Developers Awards. Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is a point & click adventure game in the vein of the genre’s classics. Backgrounds and characters are completely 2D and drawn by hand by a real person in the game’s unique cartoon style. The game’s characters range from odd to genuinely crazy – twisted humor guaranteed! Thanks to challenging puzzles, extensive dialogues and more than 120 screens, gamers can look forward to an extraordinarily long gameplay experience. The English version of the game will be available in Q4, 2009.
In Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna wakes up in the padded cell of an insane asylum with no memory of her past or how she ended up there. Only one thing is for certain: She has been wrongfully imprisoned and will have to escape! After all, she feels entirely sane – and her speaking stuffed toy bunny Harvey wholeheartedly agrees. Together they undertake a daring breakout attempt, meeting up with numerous oddball inmates, like the Man in the Bee’s Costume or Siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, the sinister head of the institute, will do everything in his power to stop Edna. What evil scheme is afoot? Slowly Edna begins to regain her memories of the past…
“Given our success bringing great and engaging adventure games to the evolving mass market, we believe Edna & Harvey is a wonderful addition to our line-up,” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer. “Casual gamers, in particular, are looking for innovative adventure games and you don’t get much better than the adventure game of the year from probably the most sophisticated adventure game market.”
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include online sale through major portals worldwide, retail in North America and Europe and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Media Art, Reflexive Entertainment, GO! Games and Elefun. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information, visit www.merscom.com.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.
Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh – Battle of the Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won accolades, incl. two 2008 German Developer Awards for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently, the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.
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