LOS ANGELES– October, 29, 2009– Casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive? today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with CBS Consumer Products to develop a video game based on the popular crime drama series Criminal Minds. The videogame, slated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2010 on the PC, will be the latest addition to their Hollywood Hits™ game series.
“Legacy Interactive is thrilled to be collaborating with CBS Consumer Products to expand our Hollywood Hits™ games,” said Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO of Legacy Interactive.“Criminal Minds is an intelligent and sophisticated television series that will translate wonderfully into an interactive gaming experience.”
In the Criminal Minds game, players delve into the criminal mind with clever puzzles and immersive hidden object gameplay. The game will include characters and themes taken directly from the hit television series. In the game, fans will be able to take on the role of different members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to solve a series of five shocking crimes. In order to track down the killers and solve each case, players will need to examine crime scenes for clues, interview witnesses and suspects, analyze evidence and build a profile based on real-life criminal profiling techniques.
About Criminal Minds
CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Led by Special Agent Aaron“Hotch” Hotchner, each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive? is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits™ series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Law&Order?, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, and House M.D. Legacy is also known for its RealLife GAMES? medical simulations that include such titles as Pet Pals?, Emergency Room? and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy's casual game network at www.legacygames.com and on Game Share&Compare on Facebook, customers can learn about and play thousands of casual games and share with their friends. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through its publishing partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, Majesco, and 505 Games.
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