[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Brighton, UK, September 3rd, 2013 –
Relentless Software® announced today the worldwide release of
Murder Files for Google Chrome, available for download
through the Chrome Web Store. Revered for the multi-million selling
Buzz!™ franchise and the award-winning
Kinect Nat Geo TV the developer delivers on bringing the
British murder mystery title to the #1 web browser.
Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English
village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the
famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate
suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to
uncover the strange goings on.
Find out whodunnit in the #1 murder mystery game - now available
from the Chrome Web Store.
Murder Files contains six episodes filled with murders and
mystery. Players can enjoy the first hour-long episode for free,
after which they can unlock the rest of the game for $2.99 /
€2.69 / £1.99.
Powered by Google’s Native Client technology the game has
been beautifully remastered as a Chrome Packaged App for Windows
and Chrome OS (with OS X support coming in the next release of
Chrome). Chrome Apps work both offline and online and deliver
experiences as powerful as native apps without requiring the user
to install any plug-ins. Additionally the game supports intuitive
touch screen controls for devices such as the Chromebook Pixel.
"Our studio has a proven track record of creating great games that
everyone can play,” said Martijn van der Meulen, Product Lead
at Relentless Software. “
Murder Files now takes that one step further by becoming
available on one of the most accessible platforms ever: Google
Chrome. We are redefining the methods for bringing our
self-published games to millions of new players. This is a very
exciting moment for all of us.”
For further information please have a look at the official
YouTube trailer or download
the game from the
Chrome Web Store.
About Relentless Software
Relentless Software makes games for everyone. Founded in 2003 to
take advantage of the breakout success of Sony’s PlayStation
2, Relentless has always been at the forefront of where
games-capable technology crosses over with mass market
In 2005, Relentless released its first
Buzz!™ game which revolutionised quiz games on
console by introducing simplified buzzer controllers and
entertaining gamers and non-gamers alike.
Buzz!™ won a BAFTA in 2006 and was one of
Sony’s biggest sellers from 2005 onwards.
As the games industry has seen a shift from console gaming to
mobile and digital self-publishing, Relentless has also succeeded
Murder Files, first published in 2009 on PSN and
subsequently becoming a bestseller on both the iOS and Amazon
Kindle Fire charts.
Relentless remains a leader in bringing video games
entertainment to non-gamer audiences and is based in a thriving
creative tech hub centred in Brighton, UK.
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