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Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper

New York Times author's novel to spawn a casual game.


Casual game brings famed author’s characters and charm to colorful, interactive life

Raleigh, North Carolina – August 27, 2009 – Digi Ronin Games announced today an agreement with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews to develop and distribute a casual game for the PC and Mac based on her recently released and wildly successful novel, The Fixer Upper . The game, “Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper”, is expected to be available for release just in time for the holiday season in December 2009.

“Watching my characters and stories being spun into a casual game for my fans to continue to enjoy in their leisure time is an amazing experience,” said Mary Kay Andrews. “Digi Ronin is the best possible gaming company to design such a project, and I can’t wait to play the game along with my fans.”

“Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper” will transform the author’s vividly depicted characters and charming, cleverly woven story into a hidden object game featuring over 20 scenes from the book and over 10 mini-games. Join fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew, framed for a crime and then fired by her unsavory boss, as she flees the high-powered world of WashingtonD.C. for the hilarious surprises of small-town Guthrie, Georgia. Here, the now unemployed Dempsey Jo is tasked by her father with restoring the family’s recently inherited, and definitely fading, Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow.

Upon Dempsey Jo’s return to Guthrie in “Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper”, you must guide her through the house renovation process, as well as bring her boss to justice. As you search for items and clues to progress in the game and reveal the story, you will encounter “mini-games” based on events from the book, as well as meet characters from the book who will reveal key information and assign important tasks.

“We are thrilled and honored to be working with an author the caliber of Mary Kay Andrews,” said Jay Powell, Co-founder of Digi Ronin Games. “Her style and stories are a perfect match for the casual game market, and we intend to do her and her legions of fans proud.”

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About Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including THE FIXER UPPER, DEEP DISH, SAVANNAH BREEZE and HISSY FIT. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she divides her time between homes in Atlanta and Tybee Island, Georgia. In her spare time she enjoys junking, entertaining, and fixing up derelict old houses. She is a graduate of The Maas Brothers Department Store School of Charm and The University of Georgia.

About Digi Ronin Games

Digi Ronin Games, located in the ResearchTrianglePark area of North Carolina, is a development and production studio with a strong track record of working with licenses. The founders bring more than 30 years of combined experience, and have worked with companies such as Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, and licenses such as Strawberry Shortcake, Garfield, The Dukes of Hazzard, Batman, and Holly Hobby. The company’s latest agreement with New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews represents Digi Ronin’s commitment to seek out, and bring to interactive life, unique properties for a wide variety of game players. For more information, visit



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