Agatha Christie has already inspired a series of video games developed by AWE Games, and today I learned that I-Play has developed another game available for download on Iplay.com called Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington.
According to an I-Play press release,
In Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington, fans step right into the story as they travel the English countryside and witness a frightful murder through the window of a passing train. With little evidence, players must team up with expert sleuth Miss Marple to investigate an English country estate, uncover critical evidence in London, and solve perplexing puzzles in Paris to find out what happened that fateful night. The game features all-new mini-games, hours of original hidden object and light adventure fun, and new game play modes including the Find All mode, challenging even the most advanced sleuths.
In my mind, the typical Christie fan is somebody like my grandmother—an older person who adores Murder She Wrote and getting to the bottom of a mystery . . . but isn't particularly computer-savvy. But then I remember how happily my friends and I passed around books like Ten Little Indians and Death on the Nile at summer camp—so maybe there is a young audience of gamers who also love the Queen of Crime.
You tell me: Will you download a game to solve a mystery with Miss Marple? For a preview, watch this forboding game trailer: