Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2006
Legacy Interactive, the games publisher who made a name for itself by bringing television’s greatest dramas to life on the PC, announced today its first downloadable game based on a television franchise, Law & Order Criminal Intent: The Vengeful Heart. The game is developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
The world of the hit television show Law & Order: Criminal Intent comes to life on the PC as players take on the role of Detective Robert Goren to investigate a murder case. In The Vengeful Heart, the first episode of a four-part series, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killer. With beautifully rendered graphics and voices and likeness from members of the show's cast, this thrilling third-person mystery/adventure game will have players feeling like they've stepped into an actual episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And while players may think they have solved the first case, this dark and sinister tale isn’t completely solved until the fourth and final murder.
The game features celebrity voiceovers from Law & Order: Criminal Intent stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Det. Goren) and Jamey Sheridan (Capt. Deakins). You control Det. Goren’s movements throughout the highly detailed environments as well as direct his unique and psychological interrogation techniques. Creative and innovative puzzles are fully integrated into the storylines.
The Vengeful Heart is the first of four episodes to be released by Legacy Interactive. It is available as a “try before you buy” downloadable game on Legacy’s new game portal, at http://www.legacygames.com. The game will also be available through most popular gaming sites such as Big Fish Games and Yahoo, as well as on NBC.com. For more information on the game, log on to http://www.cigame.com.
About Law & Order: Criminal Intent:
Law & Order: Criminal Intent currently in its fifth season, takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. In addition to Detective Logan and his partner, Detective Barek (Annabella Sciorra), the Major Case Squad follows Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe). Courtney B. Vance and Jamey Sheridan also star.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio and is Dick Wolf's third installment of the Law & Order brand, the second-longest running drama series in the history of television. Wolf, Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group:
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Legacy Interactive:
Legacy is a leading game developer that has been entertaining customers since 1998, appealing to an unusually broad audience with its adventure, simulation, and strategy games. Based in Los Angeles, Legacy is well-known for its TV branded games such as Law & Order, ER, and The Apprentice, as well as for its popular “Vet” series.
The Legacy team loves to make family friendly games for the “casual” audience, and is thrilled to be able to offer our own games, as well as others, on our new portal, http://www.legacygames.com. Visit us there for one of the widest selections of small file, downloadable games on the web, and sign up for our daily newsletter that lists all the new games launched that day on all the major game portals.
Legacy has strategic distribution, marketing and content partnerships with a variety of companies, including Vivendi Universal Games, Warner Bros., Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, IWin, Trymedia, Mindscape, Scholastic, Prentice Hall, and Mark Burnett Productions, as well as all the major downloadable game portals, such as Yahoo, Shockwave, RealArcade, Oberon, Big Fish Games, Reflexive, Trymedia, Wild Tangent, and others. We appreciate and value all of our partners, who help us do what we do best…create and sell great games.
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