Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Fans of Agatha Christie’s tantalizing mysteries can don their sleuthing hats and get ready for hours of twists, turns and edge-of-their-seat excitement, with Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly.
Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly is the ported and optimized tablet version of the successful PC game that has been downloaded more than 27 million times, and has won both People’s Choice for Best Game, and Zeebys and Casual Connect Game of the Year.
With beautiful high-definition visuals that are optimized for retina displays and rendered using state-of-the-art 3D modeling, gamers will join famed detective Hercule Poirot in a mock-murder hunt at the enchanting Nasse House in the English countryside. They’ll need to race against the clock to find hidden objects that have been cleverly tucked away in different scenes from each story.
Some objects will help them solve the mystery — while others are red herrings that will mislead them. Along the way, they’ll uncover clue cards, explore evidence rooms, and tackle stimulating mini-games, as they inch closer and closer to uncovering a deadly and devious scheme that could only come from the imagination of the legendary Agatha Christie.
“The PC version of Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly is wildly popular, and has delighted mystery lovers for years,” commented Megan Goodwin-Patel of IRM. “Now, it’s time for tablet users to experience the fun of Agatha Christie, in a way that’s completely optimized for tablet devices. Gamers will be amazed at the highly polished graphics and game play, and truly feel like they’re transported to another time and place!”
Hilary Strong, Managing Director at Acorn Productions Ltd. which controls and manages the rights to Agatha Christie, said: “It comes at an exciting time for the Christie brand and we feel this will bring our top selling games to new audiences, continuing the ambition we have to make Christie a very engaging and accessible brand for fans around the world from every age group.”
Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly is the first of four Agatha Christie mysteries that IRM will be porting and optimizing for tablets. Death on the Nile, Peril at End House, and the Miss Marple title 4:50 from Paddington will be added to the App Store in the coming months.
Hullabu Inc. was commissioned by IRM and Acorn Productions to port and publish the games.
Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly is available now for iPad in the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/agatha-christie-dead-mans/id721609813.
Download a Kindle version via Amazon Marketplace at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GX9J7SS.
An Android tablet version will also be available soon via Google Play.
All versions include language support for English, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Spanish.
For more information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of IRM at +1 408 757 0156 or press(at)appshout(dot)com.
•About Interactive Rights Management (IRM)
Established in October 2004 by the award-winning team responsible for the global interactive success of Celador’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, IRM is an independent interactive rights investment and exploitation company which has created, devised and launched over 70 entertaining games and social experiences for brands such as Agatha Christie, Wipeout, Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and Dancing with Stars to name a few. With generated revenues exceeding $400 million and 10 industry awards the company is second to none in their indepth knowledge, experience, contacts and relationships. More recently IRM has advised major media and entertainment companies on digital strategy, brand development and M & A. Interactive Rights Management has offices in London and Paris.
For more information, visit http://www.irm.tv.
•Acorn Productions Ltd is the UK based rights holding production arm of RLJ Entertainment, Inc, a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,300 exclusive titles. Acorn Productions Ltd currently manages the rights to Foyle’s War and the Agatha Christie estate.
•RLJ Entertainment, Inc. is a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,300 exclusive titles. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical.
Via its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited, RLJE manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.
RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its nascent branded digital subscription channels, and engages distinct audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. RLJE has proprietary e-commerce websites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.
Hullabu Inc, founded in 2012 by leading industry veterans, brings immersive and exciting gaming experiences to tablet and smartphone devices. With a catalog of over 10 games published on the Apple App Store, Hullabu continues to expand their catalog of games targeting a wide demographic of players. The company specializes in developing high quality deep game play experiences which are easy to pick up and play.