I-play Launches Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet for iPhone™ and iPod® Touch

22 Oct

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Based on the Best-Selling Mystery PC Game Series That Has Generated More Than 15 Million Downloads, James Patterson’s Beloved Women’s Murder Club Characters Make Their iPhone Debut; Now Available in the Apple® App Store

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Exclusive Audiobook Bonus Will Give Players a Look Into James Patterson’s Latest Women’s Murder Club Novel: The 8th Confession

NEW YORK, LONDON – October 21, 2009—I-play, Oberon Media’s publishing division and the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is the first Women’s Murder Club game to be available for iPhone™ and iPod® touch.  Now available in the Apple® App Store, the latest release in the wildly successful game series, which has reached more than 15 million downloads since its launch in 2008, puts players in the role of the Women’s Murder Club characters to study murder scenes, perform forensic analysis and find evidence to solve a series of ghastly murders in San Francisco.  Each spine-tingling investigation features beguiling and brain-bending puzzles that will test players’ wits as they chase a moonstruck murderer.

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Women’s Murder Club has established itself as one of the most successful franchises in the industry,” said Don Ryan, chief operating officer at Oberon Media.  “By bringing it to the iPhone and iPod touch, we will enable current and new fans of the series to enjoy an all-new experience for the iPhone that only James Patterson can deliver.”

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Based on James Patterson’s best-selling mystery novels, and created by award-winning game designer Jane Jensen, the Women’s Murder Club series translates perfectly to the iPhone with flawless touch screen controls, strikingly beautiful artwork and the option for players to listen to their own iTunes® library while playing.  Through 28 investigations and 15 unique locations, players will experience the thrill like never before, and can use the games integrated Facebook Connect feature to share game acheivements. As an exlusive bonus, players who purchase Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet will receive and audiobook bonus that includes the first 10 chapters of The 8th Confession, James Patterson’s newest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series.

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James Patterson has sold over 170 million books worldwide and has more New York Times #1 best sellers than any other author in history. He has also written more best sellers in different genres than any other author; young adult adventures, romances, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction, as well as his trademark mystery thrillers that include Alex Cross and The Women’s Murder Club, respectively the #1 and #2 best-selling detective series in the US over the last 15 years.

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Award-winning game designer Jane Jensen is the Creative Director of for the game series. Creator of the classic Gabriel Night adventure games, she worked closely with James Patterson to capture the gritty plots and female strength of the super-sleuth detectives.

A THRILLING “PAGE TURNER” OF A GAME!

Take on the role of a homicide detective in this spine-tingling mystery by bestselling author JAMES PATTERSON. Study murder scenes, perform forensic analysis and find evidence as you try to solve a series of ghastly murders in San Francisco.

SEEK & FIND & MORE!

Much more than a hidden object game! Each investigation features fun and challenging puzzles that require you to use both your eyes and your brain to gather evidence in 15 unique scenes and complete all 28 investigations.

A BONE-CHILLING EXPERIENCE

With strikingly immersive environments and chilling sound effects, award-winning game designer JANE JENSEN recreates the intense, dark and gritty atmosphere that already captivated millions of book readers and players around the world!

TOUCH AND SEARCH

Enjoy flawless touchscreen controls! Pinch the screen to zoom in and explore amazingly detailed scenes, then tap to use tools and collect objects.

SHARE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Family members and friends can play together by saving up to 4 player profiles, and extend the fun online by using the Facebook Connect feature.

EXCLUSIVE AUDIOBOOK BONUS!

Listen to the first ten chapters of the newest thrilling installment of the Women’s Murder Club book series, The 8th Confession, by James Patterson.

Check out Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet in the Apple® App Store for $3.99 / £2.39 here

Become a fan of the Women’s Murder Club games at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Murder-Club-The-Game/127800999613

View the Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet trailer at:

For more information on the Women’s Murder Club game series please visit: www.wmcgames.com.

About I-play

I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens — online, mobile, and interactive television — I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play’s PC publishing division, formerly Oberon Games, is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast and the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede™. Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.

About Oberon Media

Oberon Media, the world’s leading multi-platform casual games company, is the first company to deliver global, integrated casual games solutions across three platforms-online, mobile and interactive television and at retail. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world’s leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, Verizon, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, MySpace, Orange France and NHN. The Game Center combines casual game content, merchandizing and features to fulfill our partners’ specific needs. Oberon Media’s game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry’s best and award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, mobile, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.

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