Press Release: March 18, 2010
Joy has written a spectacular plot for this first interactive internet whodunit. The website is live at www.murdermysteryinvestigations.com, and is currently showing many features, including How to Play as well as a preview, which players can sample free of charge. Players are already playing and loving the new evidence and videos that appear daily, along with the ever increasing tally of victims! Players analyse realistic videos, police statements, post mortem reports, letters, scene of crime photos, emails and dozens of other pieces of evidence to work out whodunit. Players submit their answers online.
The solution will be published on 28th March, and two winners drawn from all the correct solutions, will win a prize of one of Joys Original Murder Weekends for two. Don't worry if players log on after Mar 28 because they can still turn detective and solve the mystery for fun. And those who've already guessed whodunnit in this first online murder mystery can go on and try to solve the next one, because they will appear thick and fast with new plots appearing every three months ensuring continuous fun for would-be sleuths.
Players can choose how they play, either every single day as the new evidence is presented, or save up as two weekend treats or gorge themselves on a single marathon sleuthing session. Players will also have the ability to play together by joining an investigation team chat facility.
Joy comments that The detective story and murder mystery are one of the most enduring British entertainment formats, spanning over 150 years in novels and drama. I have 104 plots, and its clearly now time to bring these to the internet, the 21st Century medium for entertainment. I think that the web is ideal for amateur-sleuthing it allows people to get really absorbed in piecing together the mystery, as they play each day for a fortnight with new evidence that keeps spoiling the previous days best theories!
There are other puzzle based mystery games like Professor Layton, but none of them immerse the player in a completely realistic and believable, complex murder mystery plot, that has the same degree of challenge or realism as this. Its not easy but its certainly entertaining and satisfying when youve worked through all the evidence and discovered the solution!
One world conspiracy, one world murder mystery investigation and the whole worlds sleuthing!!
To preview the game, please go to: www.murdermysteryinvestigations.com click on log in to my investigation and type ThePress in the username and password, then type in the code. You will then be able to look over the site
Joy runs her UK operation from her native Liverpool. She was awarded the MBE in 2001 for her services to UK tourism.
Realistic murder mystery investigation online
12 victims, 8 suspects, 60 live action video clips, 151 pieces of evidence including victim profiles with realistic scene of crime photos and reports.
Unique features include a police notebook, where you can save your daily thoughts as the investigation develops
Being able to add some clues to your own investigation board so that you can place them in logical suspect order.
A forum where sleuths can exchange theories and discuss the latest events.
The price is £9.99 for the investigation. Players can join at any time as this site will be up indefinitely with new plots appearing every three months.
Joy Swift is available for interview and makes an excellent sofa guest and interviewee with so many hilarious stories from her 29 year murderous career please call 0151 924 1124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The worlds first Original Murder Weekend took place at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport on 30 October 1981
Today, three brand new Original Murder Weekend plots are staged each year, exclusively at Principal Hayley Hotels
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