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The Next Big Thing

Get to know Dan Murray, TNBT's hero.

After meeting Liz Allaire a few weeks back, players can now view the first footage of her charismatic partner Dan Murray, the other playable character in The Next Big Thing.

Gifted but lazy, Dan is a slacker journalist at the “Quill.” He’s a macho man and a notorious lady-killer. Only two things matter in his eyes: beautiful women and sports… in that order. When he’s transferred from the sports desk to the newspaper’s “social” section as Liz Allaire’s sidekick, Dan is anything but pleased; most likely because she is the first woman to show a total indifference to his usually-irresistible charm! Get to know the charismatic Dan Murray with this brand new video and exclusive screenshots.

The Next Big Thing is Pendulo Studios' biggest production to date. The game takes players on a grand adventure through the world of cinema, where they will solve an unbelievable case! It truly shines with HD graphics and a gorgeous hand-drawn style. With funny dialogue and a dynamic duo at the helm, adventure fans will want to play The Next Big Thing when it releases in April 2011 for PC and Mac.

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About The Next Big Thing :

After putting the adventure game genre back in the spotlight with the Runaway trilogy, which has captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original adventure game. The Next Big Thing puts a fun, classy twist on the movie genre with a lighthearted adventure packed with references to popular movies and TV shows.

The story introduces the charismatic duo Dan Murray and Liz Allaire, who get wrapped up in a crazy adventure full of twists and packed with hilarious encounters. With their new title, Pendulo Studios stay faithful to their unique graphic style, putting the game on par with animated feature films. The Next Big Thing maintains Runaway’s beloved ingredients: an intricate story, charismatic characters, wacky mysteries and puzzles, and a sophisticated tone geared for adult players.

The adventure sets off again with The Next Big Thing, in an original and fantastic story, loaded with humor, twists and turns, and crazy monsters!

The Next Big Thing releases on PC and Mac in April 2011.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2011, Focus will publish big games like A Game Of Thrones – Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels “Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next Big Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive



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