QIIWI GAMES AND ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL SOFT LAUNCH NEW MOBILE GAME MIDSOMER MURDERS: WORDS, CRIME & MYSTERY, BASED ON THE GLOBAL HIT DRAMA
Mobile games developer and publisher Qiiwi Games and leading independent distributor All3Media International announce the soft launch of an exciting new mobile game Midsomer Murders: Words, Crime & Mystery. Based on the iconic British detective series, the app will initially be launched in Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden on Android and iOS devices with a planned launch expansion later this year.
About Midsomer Murders
Midsomer Murders is the UK's leading drama export – it’s been seen in over 200 territories worldwide via distribution by All3Media International. Now in its 22nd season, the long-running drama, from Bentley Productions and seen in the UK on ITV, is based on the popular Chief Inspector Barnaby books from acclaimed author Caroline Graham. Originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. Midsomer Murders follows Inspector Barnaby as he investigates the staggering death toll in the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer.
About the game: Midsomer Murders: Words, Crime & Mystery
Designed for mobile platforms including Android and iOS, word-based game Midsomer Murders: Words, Crime & Mystery is the first collaboration between All3Media International and mobile game developer Qiiwi Games. Players join Elizabeth Barnaby, DCI John Barnaby’s niece and a talented new addition to the Midsomer Constabulary, to put their detective skills to the test by completing mini games and crossword puzzles. With the help of Elizabeth and her four-legged friend Paddy, players can interrogate sneaky suspects, discover hidden clues and unravel the story behind the crime.
Established in 2012, Qiiwi Games has studios in Alingsås, Sweden, and Nicosia, Cyprus. Qiiwi Games focuses on developing mobile games targeting "Casual Gamers" within the genres Match-3, Word/Puzzle and Trivia. The company has extensive experience of developing major television properties into games, having already collaborated with brands such as Hell’s Kitchen and Coronation Street.
The game will be available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in the mentioned countries as soon as each store’s approval process is complete.
More info about the game can be found on: www.qiiwi.com/midsomer-murders
Erik Dale Rundberg, CEO at Qiiwi Games, comments:
"We are very happy and excited to be able to start the soft launch for our new innovative word game Midsomer Murders: Words, Crime & Mystery. Since we started working on the creation of the game last summer, we’ve been working closely together with ALL3MI on creating a game that we believe will fit perfect against the huge fanbase of Midsomer Murders but also against all “Casual Gamers” out there that love word games.
During the soft launch that is taking place in Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden, we will continue our focus on further optimizations and to add more content to the game. We hope that we will be able to start a wider launch of the game in the upcoming months.”
Ashleigh Hawkes, Digital Content Executive at All3Media International, comments:
“This brand-new mobile game is an exciting addition to the evergreen world of Midsomer Murders, perfect for the drama’s many fans as well as a much broader audience. Midsomer Murders: Words, Crime & Mystery gives game lovers the opportunity to turn detective as they witness the dastardly goings on in Midsomer from a whole new perspective. We’re delighted to join Qiiwi in showcasing the game in these initial territories and look forward to extending its reach into new regions in the coming months."
For additional information:
Erik Dale Rundberg, VD, Qiiwi Games AB
Aktieinvest FK AB
Telefon: +46 8 506 517 03
About Qiiwi Games AB
Qiiwi Games is a developer and publisher of games for mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. The Company’s current operations started in 2012 and the Company has studios in Alingsås, Sweden and Nicosia, Cyprus. Qiiwi Games focuses on developing mobile games targeting “Casual Gamers” within the genres Match-3, Word/Puzzle and Trivia. The Company’s slogan is “Adventures for Everyone”.
About All3Media International
All3Media International distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to a global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice. Our catalogue contains over 15,000 hours of content across all genres.
As well as Britain’s top-selling drama series MIDSOMER MURDERS, our quality scripted content includes FLEABAG, THE MISSING, SKINS, MYSTERY ROAD, NATIONAL TREASURE, LIAR and VAN DER VALK. Non-scripted and format highlights include GOGGLEBOX, UNDERCOVER BOSS, GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, FLIRTY DANCING, THE DOG HOUSE and RACE ACROSS THE WORLD. As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with industry-leading UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.