BASINGSTOKE, England (October 31st 2005) - The thrilling novels of author Agatha Christie defined the mystery 'who done it?' genre, introducing readers to memorable and complex characters, within a forever twisting and complex plot of mystery and intrigue. According to the Guinness Book of Records, she is the best-selling fiction writer of all-time, with an estimated two billion copies sold world wide, her books being translated in over 50 languages. The ADVENTURE COMPANY brings for the first time a chilling adaptation of AGATHA CHRISTIE's 1939 novel, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. Releasing Q4 2005, AGATHA CHRISTIE: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is a timeless point and click adventure, available on PC CDROM, priced at £19.99.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is a gripping tale of 10 strangers, lured unwittingly as guests to a mysterious mansion set on the infamous Shipwreck Island. Steeped in a dark history, the island housed numerous criminals for centuries, smuggling via a secret network of underground passages and coves set within the weathered cliffs of the island, many of which survived to the present day.
The mystery begins with the guests, unknown to each other, arriving by small boat, only to find that there host is nowhere to be found. As the story unfolds, each guest re-lives the chilling tales of crimes they have once committed; ones which they thought had been long hidden. Tensions mount as, one-by-one; guests succumb to the murderous intent of an unseen killer. Are the murders penance for the crimes that were left unpunished? Or is there a darker, sinister plot to uncover?
Players take on the role of Patrick Narracott, an aspiring detective who arrives at the island with his own secret agenda. Narracott will need to unravel the clues about the murderer's (or murderers') identity before he falls prey to the same fate as the guests. And Then There Were None will keep players dangling with clues, with over 20 different puzzles to solve and vast array of items to combine and use. Fans of the original novel will not be able to fast track to the end, as multiple endings are in store to keep even the most experienced Christie reader intrigued.
- New twists-and-turns to the original story, plus a brand new character has been introduced, You!
- Multiple game endings - the ending is entirely in your hands. If you know what happens in the book... you don't know what happens in the game!
- Breathtaking 3D graphics that will immerse you into this thrilling mystery.
- Original and creative puzzles that will challenge you throughout the game.
- Will you be the one who survives the longest? Only time will tell...
- 20+ hours of engrossing gameplay that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
PENTIUM III 850 MHz
256 MB RAM
1.5 GB HARD DISC SPACE
32 MB GRAPHICS CARD - DIRECTX 9.0 COMPATIBLE
Developed by AWE GAMES, published by THE ADVENTURE COMPANY and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA in the United Kingdom, AGATHA CHRISTIE: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE has a 'PEGI' of 16+ and is set for launch NOV 25th 2005 on PC CDROM, priced at £19.99. For more information visit the official product page at www.agathachristiegame.com
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ABOUT THE ADVENTURE COMPANY
The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of best-selling and award winning games includes the Atlantis series, Aura, Schizm 2. Currently under licensed development is a series of video games based on best selling novels created by legendary mystery author Agatha Christie.
More information about The Adventure Company and its products can be found at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com
ABOUT KOCH MEDIA UK:
Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a range of titles for home console gaming systems, and personal computers. Based in Basingstoke, under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming, lifestyle and educational software. Additionally it has exclusive distribution contracts with both games and software publishers who utilise KOCH's expansive sales, press and marketing resources to maximise sales success. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk