Daedalic Entertainment and Merscom have announced today that the American company is publishing both online and at retail in North America the award winning adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout. The game was voted “Best Adventure Game of 2008” at the German Game Developers Awards.
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is a point & click adventure game in the vein of the genre’s classics. Backgrounds and characters are completely 2D and drawn by hand by a real person in the game’s unique cartoon style. The game’s characters range from odd to genuinely crazy – twisted humor guaranteed! Thanks to challenging puzzles, extensive dialogues and more than 120 screens, gamers can look forward to an extraordinarily long gameplay experience. The English version of the game will be available in Q4, 2009.
In Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna wakes up in the padded cell of an insane asylum with no memory of her past or how she ended up there. Only one thing is for certain: She has been wrongfully imprisoned and will have to escape! After all, she feels entirely sane – and her speaking stuffed toy bunny Harvey wholeheartedly agrees. Together they undertake a daring breakout attempt, meeting up with numerous oddball inmates, like the Man in the Bee’s Costume or Siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, the sinister head of the institute, will do everything in his power to stop Edna. What evil scheme is afoot? Slowly Edna begins to regain her memories of the past…
“Given our success bringing great and engaging adventure games to the evolving mass market, we believe Edna & Harvey is a wonderful addition to our line-up,” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer. “Casual gamers, in particular, are looking for innovative adventure games and you don’t get much better than the adventure game of the year from probably the most sophisticated adventure game market.”
“We’re looking forward to Edna and Harvey conquering the rest of the world”, said Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director at Daedalic. “This English-language release is an important step for our brand strategy.”
2009/06/25Daedalic's insane PC adventure game Edna & Harvey: The Breakout has captured the LARA Kids Award at this year's LARA Games Awards. The LARA Games Awards were handed out at a star-studded gala in Cologne, Germany on June 24. In front of 500 guests, Edna & Harvey managed to beat out titles like Mario Kart and Wii Fit and win the category for games without age restriction.
2009/06/23We are the robots: Daedalic Entertainment will publish Machinarium from Czech developer Amanita Design in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The point & click adventure game sees player explore a strange, metallic city populated by robots.
„Machinarium is an exceptional game and a perfect fit for our line-up. We are very happy to be able to bring it to retailers in the German-speaking territories. Machinarium has everything you want from a great adventure games: fun puzzles, outstanding animation, quirky humour and a unique, lovingly crafted, game world,” said Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
The game's protagonist is a little robot who has been unjustly expelled to the scrap yard behind the city. Players must guide the little robot back into town to rescue his robot-girlfriend and stop the bad guys from the 'Black Cap Brotherhood' before they can bomb the central tower that houses the city's ruler.
Czech developers Amanita Design received worldwide acclaim for their Flash masterpieces Samorost 1 and 2 and have already been awarded the 2009 Independent Games Festival Award for Excellence in Visual Art for Machinarium. The one-of-a-kind adventure game features hand-drawn backgrounds filled with odd details and inventive puzzles. Thousands of animations bring life to every action of the charming characters and the atmospheric music draws the player in with unusual, mechanical sounds.
Deep Silver and Daedalic Entertainment have expanded the international website for their upcoming PC adventure game The Whispered World. As of now, www.the-whispered-world.com is also available in French, Spanish and Italian, in addition to German and English.
At www.the-whispered-world.com, gamers will find not only news about the game, but also a gallery with stunning screenshots, various artwork and decorative wallpapers. Moreover, the website offers information about the story and characters as well as first press feedback. The “Community” section links to the English and German-speaking forum where fans can chat and find further information about “The Whispered World”.
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Daedalic Entertainment will publish the adventure game The Whispered World in 18 European territories.
German-speaking territories will see the PC game released in a lavish edition come end of May, with other territories, among them France, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Scandinavian countries to follow later this year.
The beautiful adventure game The Whispered World whisks the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey. Many dangers await Sadwick, for the world he knows is doomed to crumble and fall.
“There is no better partner for publishing and distribution in the adventure genre than Koch and Deep Silver, so we are very happy about extending our collaboration. Together with A New Beginning, The Whispered World is the adventure gaming highlight of 2009 and has many players waiting on the edge of their seats“, commented Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
„We are very happy about expanding our cooperation with Daedalic Entertainment to The Whispered World. The intricately detailed graphics and the eventful adventures of Sadwick in this animate and lovingly crafted fantasy world are sure to capture adventure gamer hearts worldwide”, commented Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, on the collaboration.