April 8, 2009
Sharpens Retail Portfolio with Sleepy Hollow
2008 Hidden Object Game of the
Year Heads Top-Performing Lineup
eGames, Inc. announced a publishing
agreement with pixelStorm entertainment studios Inc. today to distribute
award-winning casual hidden object game Mystery Legends: Sleepy Hollow to retail
outlets this fall. A top seller on the leading casual game portals, Sleepy
Hollow was recognized as the Best Hidden Object Game of 2008 by Big Fish Games’
prestigious Customer Favorites Awards program.
"We are delighted with the
acquisition of Mystery Legends: Sleepy Hollow. It is consistent with our
strategy of only acquiring those titles which performed exceptionally well on
the major internet gaming portals. As a proven winner, Sleepy Hollow gives us a
strong story to bring to retail,” said eGames Vice President of Sales and
Marketing Rich Siporin.
Sleepy Hollow joins high-profile
hidden object game Blood Ties, currently entering distribution at all major
retailers, and an impressive lists of titles slated for release in the coming
months, including 4 Elements, Liong: The Lost Amulets, First Class Flurry, , and
G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles, the sequel to highly-successful G.H.O.S.T. Hunters, first
published by eGames in fall 2007.
“eGames will bring perhaps the
strongest box lineup in our history to the marketplace over the next several
quarters. We have a proven history of retail success with the G.H.O.S.T.
Chronicles franchise, while each of the other games in our lineup has performed
exceptionally well online,” said Siporin. “As for Sleepy Hollow, we intend on
introducing it for this year’s holiday selling season. The combination of a
top-selling title coupled with distribution at retail during a period where
retail sales are at least doubled usually results in greater sales.”
Created by casual game developer
pixelStorm, Sleepy Hollow pits players in a battle of wits against the legendary
Headless Horseman. Scouring creepy graveyards and funeral parlors for clues,
players must unravel the mystery of the ghostly Hessian and learn the fates of
the town’s twisted residents.