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Blue Toad Murder Files Ep 1 going free for limited time

Posted by: Jeremy at 4/13/2011 1:54 PM
Relentless Software has announced that the first episode of their Blue Toad Murder Files is going free on the PlayStation Network for a limited time. Beginning on April 19 and continuing through May 3, gamers interested in checking out the mystery series can get the first episode for absolutely nothing. If the first one hooks you and you want to check out more, Relentless is offering the rest of the series in a single bundle for a discounted price of $9.99.

Our own Cyril has been reviewing the various releases of the series since upon their release(s) and didn’t find them to be half bad. The series often draws comparisons to the Professor Layton series as players are tasked with investigating crimes (murders) by solving various puzzles. If you ever had an interest in checking the game(s) out, this is as good of a chance as any...

The full press release from Relentless Software is available on the next page.




‘Free’ puzzling this Spring

Relentless Software® confirms a special Blue Toad offer
Brighton, UK, Wednesday 13th

April 2010 - Relentless Software® today announced that

Episode 1 of Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle™ will be available free on the PlayStation® Store in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Players on the PlayStation®Network who haven’t had a chance to play the murder mystery  puzzle adventure, Blue Toad Murder Files, can try the game for free for a limited time only this Spring. Blue Toad is also compatible with the PlayStation®Move motion controller.

Between 13th and 27th April in Europe and 19th April and 3rd May in North American, Episode 1 of the successful franchise can be downloaded free by all PlayStation®Network users. And for those that enjoy the sleuthing, puzzling and deduction involved in this truly British game, they can upgrade to the remaining five episodes for only £7.19 / €8.99 / $9.99

Andrew Eades, Co-Founder of Relentless Software, commented: “If you like puzzle games and sleuthing then Blue Toad Murder Files is perfect for when you have friends and family around. So for this spring break, we've decided to give away Episode 1 of Blue Toad Murder Files. We hope you'll enjoy it so much that you'll upgrade for the offer price of £7.19 which
makes it the best ever offer we've done for Blue Toad. Happy sleuthing…”Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player co-operative episodic download game published by Relentless Software, creators of the hugely popular
Buzz!™.

Originally released on the PlayStation®Network to praise from across the media. Eurogamer awarded the game 8/10 saying: “Murder has rarely been so pleasant as it is amidst the tidy hedges, twitching curtains and flocking geese of Little Riddle, while
videogames have almost never left their comfort zones behind with such breezy assurance.”

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About Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle:

Blue Toad 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 in this quaint and sleepy
village.

You and your fellow detectives are taking a welcome break in Little Riddle following a particularly
gruelling investigation. Whilst exploring the village - someone is shot right in front of you! Dum-dumdaaaaaaa! A suitable case for the Blue Toad detectives, so a new murder file is opened and you decide
to stay in the village to solve the crime, much to the annoyance of the village’s Chief Inspector.
The main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you’ll also encounter a
variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little
Riddle.

As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Choose your
venue wisely - will you meet the Doctor and hear his flimsy alibi? Or unearth the Station Masters
motivation? Each stop provides an opportunity to meet a different villager and question them on the
minor misdemeanours taking place in Little Riddle.
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played to help a villager or get further clues about the
case. But pay attention, you will also be questioned by the Chief Inspector about events that take place
after each chilling incident.

Whodunnit? At the end of each episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before they are
revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle features:
 Six separate episodes
 A thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode
 Over 90 puzzles, ‘Whodunnits’ and cross-examinations
 Opportunity to play as one of four unique characters
 1 – 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay
 A story of mystery and intrigue

For further information please visit www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk

About Relentless Software:

Relentless Software started making games for everyone; long before everyone was playing games. As one of the
leading independent game developers in the world and a pioneer in social gaming, Relentless is well placed to
meet the strong demand for high quality, mass-market social and family games on multiple platforms.
Relentless is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a
long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that
anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve.

From the beginning, they focused on making games that appealed to more than the core gamer. The PlayStation2
game DJ: Decks and FX launched in 2004 along with versions of SingStar and EyeToy games including the
Japanese version of EyeToy: Groove before the Buzz! series of quiz games was born in 2005.
The Buzz! franchise has sold over 10M copies across PlayStation2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation3. Looking
to a future no longer reliant on boxes Relentless then created the murder mystery game, Blue Toad Murder Files,
which was released episodically on PlayStation Network in 2009 and on PC in 2010.
In February 2011, Relentless Software announced their first iPhone game, Quiz Climber, due for release in Spring
2011. For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk
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