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Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull

He had 13 heads. Mystery solved.

22 nd February 2011 – Focus Multimedia, one of the UK’s leading PC games and software publishers, proudly unveils the trailer to the critically acclaimed seventh episode of the award-winning Mystery Case Files® series from Big Fish Games.

Heralded as the game which takes hidden object adventures to the next level, Mystery Case Files: 13 th Skull™ is the latest and undoubtedly the most anticipated hidden object game ever to be released.

13 th Skull is packed full of excitement and puzzles, twists and turns, and, as you would expect, a wealth of captivating mystery – set in the deep south of the U.S. and brought to life with a stunningly reproduced ambient soundtrack.

One of 13 th Skull’s key features is the rich and textured interactive in-game video of characters, ranging from the eccentric to the suspect, with each of the characters playing a key role in immersing the player deep into the heart of the game, as well as possessing important information needed to solve the mystery.

Watch the video trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EHfOFEjHQg

In a recent focus group, one 38 year old who only started playing hidden object games this year, said she was “genuinely overjoyed” to be able to get hands on with 13 th Skull before release. She went on to say, “I love hidden object games! They’re so easy to get started, because I’m not a computer geek, they are easy to play and they’re so addictive!”

The story of Mystery Case Files: 13 th Skull begins after a family move into a rundown mansion in Louisiana. Sara Lawson is struck with tragedy when her husband mysteriously disappears. Sara’s daughter, Magnolia, believes her father was kidnapped by the ghost of a vengeful pirate seeking to protect his lost fortune. With the locals terrified of the pirate’s curse, you are the family’s last hope and this is your biggest mystery yet.

Commenting on the release of 13 th Skull, Alan Wild, PR and marketing manager of Focus Multimedia, said simply, “Men and women, young and old, seasoned gamers and computer novices, master detectives and inquisitive beginners... it doesn’t matter who you are, Mystery Case Files: 13 th Skull is a fantastic game that everyone can play and enjoy.”

Mystery Case Files: 13 th Skull (PC CD-ROM) hits stores across the UK at £10.20 SRP on the 25 th February 2011.

About Mystery Case Files

Played by more than 100 million people around the world, Mystery Case Files is an episodic puzzle-adventure game series with classic hidden-object elements. The Mystery Case Files brand, originally introduced in 2005, is widely credited with popularizing the hidden object puzzle adventure game genre.

About Focus Multimedia

Focus Multimedia is the UK’s market-leading publisher of impulse price, top brand PC games and software. With a huge range of over 350 titles, featuring world famous brands and global best-sellers, the Focus catalogue has something for everyone. Focus works closely with renowned publishers, developers and IP owners worldwide to help develop, license and distribute a substantial choice of award-winning games and software titles for both enthusiasts and general PC users. The extensive product range features titles across casual games and mystery adventures to more action packed gaming experiences, as well as software solutions from antivirus security and reference suites to all-in-one print studios and web design. Some of the best known franchises include Driving Test Success, Bejeweled, Hidden Expedition, Mystery Case Files, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Serif, Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy, LEGOLAND, SpongeBob SquarePants and Nancy Drew. Over 25 million units have been sold across the UK by Focus since they first opened their doors in 1995. Focus Multimedia is a highly regarded, privately owned British company, with a reputation built on quality of products, service and customer support. For further information please visit www.focusmm.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1889 570156.

About Big Fish Games

Founded in 2002, Big Fish Games is a developer, publisher and distributor of casual games.  Renowned for offering A New Game Every Day!® on www.bigfishgames.com, Big Fish Games distributes approximately two million games per day worldwide. With corporate headquarters in Seattle, European headquarters in Cork, Ireland and offices in Vancouver, Canada, Big Fish Games partners with 500+ game developers, and both develops and publishes some of the industry’s leading brands, including Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition®, Drawn™, Fairway Solitaire™, Redemption Cemetery™ and Dark Tales™.  For more information, please visit www.bigfishgames.com.

Review samples and assets available now.

For further information please contact:

Alan Wild

PR & Marketing Manager

Email: a.wild@focusmm.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1889 570156

Web: http://www.focusmm.co.uk  

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