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Twice in almost as many days and I’ve run across another game based on a romance novel? Somehow this doesn’t seem like a coincidence. And yet there’s or rather here’s another one:
New gaming company, PassionFruit Games, launches with romance casual game based on bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye novel.
PassionFruit Games today announced the creation of a new romance-themed casual game, Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box, based on the novel Tiger Eye (A Dorchester Love Spell paperback) by New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu.
Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box also officially marks the launch of PassionFruit Games and represents a unique moment in the history of gaming. Although a market for romance-themed video games has existed abroad for years, these games are essentially unknown in the U.S.
Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box will be one of the first romance casual games to hit the U.S. market when it goes on-sale in April 2010.
Odd, though, that I can’t seem to find a description of what type of game it is, other than casual. Hmmm.
UPDATED: Just found another article that included a short, and I do mean short, description of what might be in the game:
According to the group’s press release, there will be puzzle-solving and mini-games for the PC/Mac game, as well as a storyline that grows as the characters become closer. What’s interesting to me is the fact that Liu — already a New York Times bestselling author (and smart as heck to boot) — will be joining writers such as Eric Trautmann and Brian Reed, who also have ties in the video game world.