NANCY DREW® GOES DIGITAL WITH BIG FISH GAMES
Number One PC Adventure Gaming Franchise from Her Interactive to Expand Reach Online
SEATTLE – August 11, 2006 – Big Fish Games™, a leading developer and distributor of casual games, and Her Interactive, a creator of interactive entertainment for mystery lovers of all ages, today announced that Nancy Drew®: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon is available for the first time as a digital download from Big Fish Games(www.bigfishgames.com). The Nancy Drew game series is the #1 PC adventure game franchise in units, outselling Harry Potter, Myst and Lord of the Rings for two consecutive years and winner of 13 consecutive Parents’ Choice awards.
“Many of our customers grew up reading Nancy Drew and have remained life-long fans, so we’re very excited to deliver this title,” said Paul Thelen, CEO, Big Fish Games. “The Nancy Drew franchise from Her Interactive has been phenomenally successful in traditional retail stores and we look forward to expanding this reach even further online.”
Nancy Drew®: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon sends players on a train ride filled with adventurous thrills. Players investigate the train and its hidden secrets, as well as explore old mining towns with deep mineshafts and hidden passageways, to unravel a century-old secret. Like all Nancy Drew games, Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon contains puzzles that yield clues when solved.
“Digital distribution is fastbecoming an important means of delivering interactive content and gives us the opportunity to offer our award-winning Nancy Drew games to an entirely new audience,” added Megan Gaiser, CEO and president, Her Interactive. “We are very pleased to begin this exciting endeavor with Big Fish Games.”
Price and Availability
Nancy Drew®: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon carries an ESRB rating of “E” (Everyone). The game is currently available for purchase and download for $19.99 from Big Fish Games: http://www.bigfishgames.com/downloads/nancydrewlasttrain/index.html.
About Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2007. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Publishing in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.
About Her Interactive
Her Interactive is the pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive adventure entertainment targeted to female play preferences. The company designs, develops and publishes high-quality, award-winning mystery adventure games. More information on the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com.
About Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games, Inc., a developer, publisher, and distributor of casual, family-friendly games, has one of the biggest and highest-quality game catalogs on the Internet with more than 300 titles, a global network reach of over 25 million monthly unique users, and distribution partners such as Viacom and NBC. Through the efforts of a network of more than 350 game development partners, Big Fish Games offers consumers “A New Game Every Day” and makes acquiring and playing Internet-delivered downloadable and online games a safe, easy, and reliable experience.
Big Fish Games has emerged as one of the world’s largest casual game destinations, and one of the ten fastest growing web sites in the United States as measured by unique monthly users via com Score Media Metrix traffic reports. With help from leading game sites like Big Fish Games, Yahoo, Microsoft’s MSN Games, Electronic Arts’ Pogo, and AOL Games, the online games industry has grown from obscurity to a significant, rapidly-growing market. Big Fish Games, “Where the World Goes to Play.” Visit Big Fish Games at www.bigfishgames.com.
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Copyright 2006 Her Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Nancy Drew is a registered trademark of Simon & Schuster, Inc.