Solve the case in the new murder mystery puzzle game from the makers of Angry Birds
ESPOO, Finland – June 10, 2020 – Rovio Entertainment is introducing a new narrative-driven puzzle game to its portfolio: Small Town Murders. Blending murder mystery storytelling with laid-back puzzle solving, this new title releases globally* out of soft launch today, free to download on iOS and Android devices.
Small Town Murders is a new IP set in the idyllic hamlet of Thornton Grove. While this quaint locale far from the hustle and bustle of big city life may seem peaceful, you’ll soon discover that all is not as it seems – a reclusive widow is found unresponsive in her home, and a string of strange activities embroils a new local cafe in mystery. Players assume the role of aspiring writer Nora Mistry to uncover the truth with the help of quirky characters like the eager but hapless deputy Shanahan and the local busybody, Mrs. Musgrove. In the theme of “solve the puzzle, solve the case,” you’ll complete puzzle-matching levels to collect evidence at crime scenes, follow leads and narrow down suspects. At the end of each meticulously scripted case, the killer will be revealed!
Each of Rovio’s game studios focuses its craft and expertise on specific mobile game genres. Today’s global release is the latest title from Rovio’s Puzzle studio, whose previous games include Sugar Blast (released September 2019) and Angry Birds Dream Blast (released January 2019).
“Small Town Murders offers a fantasy world featuring a cast of unique and quirky characters and a light sense of humor,” says Alex Pelletier-Normand, Rovio Head of Games. “Such themes are consistent with our games portfolio over the years – for example, it’s what players have come to know and expect from any Angry Birds game. But what the team has also done with Small Town Murders is to create a new IP with an engaging narrative, one which nicely complements the casual puzzle core gameplay and takes you along for the ride. The result feels fresh, fun, and not taking itself too seriously.”
* Not available at launch in Japan and South Korea.
About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games which have been downloaded 4.5 billion times so far. Rovio is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009 and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today Rovio offers multiple mobile games and animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries. Its sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, released worldwide in August 2019. Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the company’s shares are listed on the main list of the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)