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  The Next Big Thing Introduces Liz Allaire with New Video and Screens!
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02/09/2011
 


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PARIS, France - February 9, 2011

A few weeks back we introduced Dan Murray, one of the two playable characters in The Next Big Thing. Today's video and images give you a chance to meet the other protagonist of this comic adventure, Liz Allaire. She is Dan's charming work partner and the game’s other playable character.

Eccentric and hard working, Liz is both the youngest and the most promising journalist at the "Quill.” Her sleuthing skills will serve players well as they explore the vivid environments. Get to know her with a series of never-before-seen screen shots and her own exclusive debut video!

The Next Big Thing is Pendulo Studios' biggest production to date. The game takes players on a grand adventure through the world of cinema, where they will solve an unbelievable case! It truly shines with HD graphics in a gorgeous hand-drawn style. With funny dialogue and a dynamic duo at the helm, adventure fans will want to play The Next Big Thing when it releases in April 2011 for PC and Mac.

- Watch the video (YouTube)

- Watch the video (Next Big Thing website)

- Visit the official website of The Next Big Thing

About The Next Big Thing :

After putting the adventure game genre back in the spotlight with the Runaway trilogy, which has captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original adventure game. The Next Big Thing puts a fun, classy twist on the movie genre with a lighthearted adventure packed with references to popular movies and TV shows.

The story introduces the charismatic duo Dan Murray and Liz Allaire, who get wrapped up in a crazy adventure full of twists and packed with hilarious encounters. With their new title, Pendulo Studios stay faithful to their unique graphic style, putting the game on par with animated feature films. The Next Big Thing maintains Runaway’s beloved ingredients: an intricate story, charismatic characters, wacky mysteries and puzzles, and a sophisticated tone geared for adult players.

The adventure sets off again with The Next Big Thing, in an original and fantastic story, loaded with humor, twists and turns, and crazy monsters!

The Next Big Thing releases on PC and Mac in April 2011.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2011, Focus will publish big games like A Game Of Thrones – Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels “Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next Big Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

www.focus-home.com

Rich Jones, TriplePoint PR for Focus Home

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