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Four new casual titles announced.

Mastertronic, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and videogames, has today announced the release of four new casual titles - Grace’s Quest, Journey of Hope, Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy and Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera.

In Grace’s Quest you take on the role of Grace, an art student who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time! A trip to the Louvre ends in disaster, when dastardly thieves steal the Mona Lisa and take Grace and her friend hostage! Draw upon all your investigative skills to bear as the thieves globe hop from heist to heist, leaving empty art galleries and clues in their wake. Your adventure will take you from Paris to Madrid, to Moscow and to London. A rich story unfolds as you work with Interpol in a race against time. Can you crack the case before the world’s most enigmatic smile disappears forever?

Dig into another thrilling adventure in Journey of Hope. Jade Pearce is the daughter of one of the world’s leading archaeologists. Help Jade decipher the clues as she searches for her father who mysteriously vanishes - it’s up to her to find him before it’s too late! The trail leads you through 20 exotic locations to find 800 hidden objects including ancient Aztec relics and valuable Spanish treasures, but will it lead you to Jade’s father?

Curse of the Opera and Asylum Conspiracy are the first two titles in the highly acclaimed Nightfall Mysteries series, a line on high quality hidden object games known for their detailed storytelling and haunting atmosphere.

Visit Ashburg Asylum in Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy as the orphan Christine searches for her grandfather, the only living relative she has. Solve unique puzzles to help Christine in her search and encounter many engaging characters along the way. Decipher the hidden object clues to unravel the dark and sinister secrets of the asylum and ultimately the truth about her past.

Take on the role of a lowly stagehand in Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera as you find yourself tasked with solving a deadly mystery! When the Opera troupe is invited to Count Vansig III’s hamlet to perform a small opera, over the course of the night you make some grim discoveries - people mysteriously go missing and are killed. Use your hidden object skills to find the identity of the killer and escape the village alive.

Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna comments, “ If you love a good mystery, you're sure to love these games! With compelling content, themes you'll enjoy, and a very easy mechanism to win, they're simple to play and easy to pick up and put down again.”

All four casual PC games are out now on general release.


About the Mastertronic Group Limited

Mastertronic is one of the best known electronic entertainment brands in Europe. It pioneered the European console market with its launch of the Sega Master System, invented the value retail sector and built an international development and publishing operation under the Virgin Mastertronic label. The brand was subsequently re-launched as The Mastertronic Group Limited in 2003 by founder Frank Herman, together with Andy Payne and Garry Williams. The Group now leads the European value publishing sector through its retail brands M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension), Sold Out (the UK's largest-selling budget operation, acquired by the Group in 2004) and PC Gamer Presents , a unique quality-assured brand in association with the leading games magazine publisher Future Publishing. The Group also offers, through its wholly owned subsidiary The Producers Limited (also acquired in 2004), a 'cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution. More recently in 2006, Blast Entertainment was launched as part of the group and has rapidly become a leading video game company exclusively aimed at the younger end of the Children’s market. Blast develops new content based on recognised family friendly licenses from films, TV, classic characters and toys and publishes on a variety of formats including PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and more recently, Nintendo Wii. In 2007 Just Flight , and its sister company Just Trains , the leading worldwide simulation specialists, were acquired by the group. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world’s largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. With casual gaming becoming more popular in the PC Market, Mastertronic launched Everyone Can Play in 2009, a casual gaming label dedicated to games that can be played by everyone and which combine simple rules and easy access with exciting and addictive gameplay. In the same year, Great Indie Games was launched - a new label created specifically to bring Independently developed games to a wider audience, with the critically acclaimed World Of Goo released as the debut title in July 2009. 


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