More Reviews
REVIEWS The Blackwell Epiphany Review
Once you go Blackwell, you never go… never mind.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review
Kingston's newest headset delivers comfort and quality without breaking the bank.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Skylanders Trap Team Preview
Don't worry, folks. Admiral Ackbar is all over this.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: 05/20/14

Drakengard 3
Release date: 05/21/14


LATEST FEATURES Bandai Namco's Global Gamers Day Showcase
In Las Vegas, Ryan Bates and I poured through Bandai Namco's full catalogue of titles and learn what the publisher has in store this year.

The Gaming Charities at PAX East 2014
Pause your game and make a difference. Gamers can go beyond player two by helping many others with these charities.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP maca2kx Metal Gear Solid was a watershed moment in gaming for me. The graphics, at the time, were phenomenal; the story was winding and engaging; the gameplay was sharp and not above breaking the fourth wall when appropriate. It’s one of the few titles where the number of times I’ve...

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy Screenshots



New PC hidden-object murder mystery game launches today

DALLAS (July 17, 2009) – MumboJumbo, a leading developer and publisher of casual games, today launched Midnight Mysteries™: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, a hidden-object adventure game that challenges players to solve the 160-year-old mystery surrounding the death of one of America’s most famous writers. The seek-and-find PC title is the first installment in the newly launched Midnight Mysteries franchise, and it is available exclusively through BigFishGames.com and mumbojumbo.com.

“Everyone loves a great mystery—the intrigue, the conspiracy theories, the whole unknown,” said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. “In Midnight Mysteries, players can enjoy great hidden-object game play, solve puzzles and interact with characters to crack one of the most enduring mysteries of our time.”

In Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, the player takes on the persona of a famed writer who is known for solving cold cases. One night, the player is visited by the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe and given an invitation to attend the bicentennial celebration of Poe’s life and works. Recognizing this as an opportunity to discover the truth behind Poe’s death, the player goes on a hidden-object adventure through some of the author’s most famous works, including The Mystery of Marie Rogêt and The Gold Bug.

“We’re very excited to kick off our Midnight Mysteries franchise with a tale about one of the most famous mystery writers. Who better to launch a series about murder and intrigue than Poe himself?” said Cottam.

Poe, best known for his short stories and poems, including The Raven and Annabel Lee, was born in Boston, Ma. in 1809 and died of mysterious causes in October 1849. Speculation about his death has gone on for years by scholars, doctors and enthusiasts. His death has been attributed to everything from alcoholism, to rabies, to the violent practice of voting fraud known as cooping.

Many of Poe’s works also have been termed tales of ratiocination, or logical reasoning, which Poe’s prominent Detective Dupin character uses to solve crimes in many of his stories—a factor that made this particular story one of interest for the first installment of Midnight Mysteries.

In Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, the player must collect clues, interview witnesses and piece together the conspiracy theory behind the famous American author’s death to set Poe’s spirit free.

The title is just one of many ways that the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe are being celebrated in 2009—this year marks the 200th anniversary of the acclaimed mystery writer’s life. Across the nation, events are scheduled throughout the year, especially in cities that have particular ties to Poe’s life, like Baltimore, Md., Richmond, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa.

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy is available now at BigFishGames.com and mumbojumbo.com, and it will make its retail debut in August. To learn more about Midnight Mysteries, you can visit www.mumbojumbo.com.
Content on this page comes directly from press releases and fact sheets provided by publishers and developers and was not written by the Game Revolution staff.

More information about Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy


More On GameRevolution