Agatha Christie (video game series)

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Agatha Christie
Genre(s)Adventure
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)The Adventure Company, DreamCatcher Interactive
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Nintendo DS, Android, Linux
Platform(s) of originMicrosoft Windows
Year of inception2005
First releaseAgatha Christie: And Then There Were None
September 30, 2005
Latest releaseAgatha Christie: The ABC Murders
February 4, 2016

The Agatha Christie series is a series of adventure games developed by AWE Games and published by The Adventure Company and DreamCatcher Interactive, based on the works of the English mystery writer Agatha Christie.

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The first three games were developed by American developer AWE Productions and published between 2005 and 2007 by The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive. In 2006 Dreamcatcher Interactive and its intellectual property was bought by Austrian publishing company JoWooD Entertainment. Since the acquisition, DreamCatcher has continued to launch titles both under The Adventure Company and DreamCatcher labels including the fourth game in the Agatha Christie series (which was co-developed by AWE Productions and Black Lantern Studios for the Nintendo DS handheld console and was published by Dreamcatcher).

In 2011, both DreamCatcher Interactive, and its parent company, JoWood Entertainment went into administration and their assets were absorbed into Nordic Games (which was later re-branded as THQ Nordic). The company did not acquire the rights to Agatha Christie games in the process.

In August 2013 the French video game publisher and distributor Anuman Interactive announced that its adventure label Microïds had purchased the rights to use Agatha Christie novels. The first game in the rebooted franchise was developed by Lyon-based Artefacts Studio and published in February 2016.

The following games in the series have been released:

Release Title PC 7th Gen 8th Gen Handheld Developer Work Based On Ref
2005 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows Wii N/A N/A AWE Productions And Then There Were None (1939)
2006 Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows N/A N/A N/A AWE Productions Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
2007 Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Wii N/A N/A AWE Productions Evil Under the Sun (1941) [1][2]
2009 Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (2009) N/A N/A N/A Nintendo DS DreamCatcher The A.B.C. Murders (1936) [3]
2016 Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (2016) Windows, Linux, macOS N/A PS4, Xbox One Android, iOS Artefacts Studio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emma Boyes (22 March 2007). "Poirot investigates again on PC". Gamespot UK. Retrieved 19 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Evil Under the Sun – The Next PC Game in the Agatha Christie Series" (PDF). The Adventure Company. 22 March 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007.
  3. ^ Christopher Brown. "Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders". Retrieved 19 February 2009.

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