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In Stores Tomorrow: PC Adventure Game The Next Big Thing

Lush graphics and kooky characters abound - can you solve solve this Hollywood mystery?

PARIS, France - April 20, 2011

The Next Big Thing, the latest adventure game from Pendulo Studios, will be released worldwide tomorrow, April 21st, on major digital distribution platforms and in European retail stores. To celebrate the launch, we invite you to discover four new images of this grand adventure that takes players through the Golden Age of cinema. With a humorous story and kooky puzzles, the game is sure to please adventure fans both young and old!

The Next Big Thing is Pendulo Studios' biggest production to date, a spiritual successor to their million-selling Runaway series. The game takes players on a wild adventure set in an alternate version of classic Hollywood, where monsters and humans live side by side. To solve the unbelievable case, players take the helm as unlikely journalist duo Dan Murray and Liz Allaire, searching the environment for clues and chatting with witnesses. The visuals shine with HD graphics up to 1920x1080 resolution featuring a gorgeous hand-drawn style.

With funny dialogue, an incredible cast of monsters and imaginative puzzles, adventure fans will want to play The Next Big Thing when it releases tomorrow on PC for download worldwide and in European retail stores!

About The Next Big Thing :

After putting the adventure game genre back on the map with the Runaway trilogy, which captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original, top-notch adventure game. The Next Big Thing revisits with class and humor the fantastic movie genre with a modern, funny adventure packed with references to popular movies and TV shows.

The story introduces the charismatic duo Dan Murray and Liz Allaire, who get wrapped up in a crazy adventure full of twists and packed with hilarious run-ins. With their new title, Pendulo Studios stay faithful to their unique graphic style, putting the game on par with animated feature films. The Next Big Thing maintains Runaway’s beloved ingredients: an intricate story, charismatic characters, wacky mysteries and puzzles, and a sophisticated tone geared for adult players.

The adventure sets off again with The Next Big Thing, in an original and fantastic story, loaded with humor, twists and turns, and crazy monsters!

The Next Big Thing releases tomorrow, April 21st on PC, and shortly thereafter on Mac.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2011, Focus will publish big games like A Game Of Thrones– Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestselling“Game Of Thrones” novels by George R.R. Martin, The Next Big Thing, a grand adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive



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