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Murder, She Wrote and House Games Announced

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Yes, really.

In what’s probably the most unlikely television series to be made into a PC game, Legacy Interactive has announced that the company will release a game based on the mid-80s to mid-90s series, Murder, She Wrote.

Starring Angela Lansbury, Murder, She Wrote is a fast-fading memory for most of us. According to Big Download, Legacy has decided that a world without Jessica Fletcher doesn’t warrant thinking about and will launch a game featuring five mysteries with players discovering clues to murders via a light adventure-hidden object gameplay design. BD reports that Dr. Seth Hazlitt and Sheriff Mort Metzger will also appear in the game but there’s no word on whether or not original cast members will provide voices for the characters.

Legacy will also launch a game based on House, the medical drama starring Hugh Laurie. In a similar format to the upcoming Murder, She Wrote title (that feels so good to type), the House game will feature five mysteries in an adventure/hidden-object sort of affair.

What's the general consensus on these two titles? The premise for both is great (who doesn't like adventure/mystery games?) but Murder, She Wrote? We're still trying to figure out what age bracket Legacy is trying to target here. The only time I remember watching Murder, She Wrote was with my Grandma and she isn't much of a gamer.

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    fulle , June 10, 2009 3:47 PM
    I love the show House and all, but... as a game? Murder, She Wrote?

    They do realize that the big selling market for games is around age 14-28, males. Pretty much all of which hate Murder, She Wrote, and which only a very very small percentage of those in the upper part of the bracket might be a tiny bit interested in a House game... despite the show being excellent.

    All aboard the Fail Train! First stop, Legacy!
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    Parrdacc , June 10, 2009 3:50 PM
    I smell failure here. I like the overall idea for casual gaming but Murder She Wrote? Besides I have not seen any games like this actually be any good to begin with. The last time I saw a game even remotely like this, that I sat down and played, was the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour. Sorry but back then I did enjoy those games for passing the time.
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    dman3k , June 10, 2009 3:53 PM
    Sign me up to play doctor with Cameron and 13!

    Murder, She Wrote? It may work if they make it a R-rated mystery...
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    chripuck , June 10, 2009 3:59 PM
    dman3kSign me up to play doctor with Cameron and 13!Murder, She Wrote? It may work if they make it a R-rated mystery...


    Best part is someone will mod the game's skins... you could probably play doctor with a naked Camerone and 13.
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    frozenlead , June 10, 2009 4:01 PM
    The House game will soon be taken off the shelves as the virtual House will make players feel like complete dumbasses through a cunning series of threats and verbal abuse.
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    fulle , June 10, 2009 4:05 PM
    LOL, seems like something that would sell, is Olivia Wilde in a game like Sexy Beach 3. Not so sure she's hot enough to help sell a House game tho. Maybe I'm underestimating the pervs....
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    redgarl , June 10, 2009 4:14 PM
    It will surely flop...
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    tenor77 , June 10, 2009 4:15 PM
    Where's my Matlock game? And where's my creamed corn?
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    Hanin33 , June 10, 2009 4:15 PM
    seems like the games industry is taking a cue from the movie biz...

    horrid tripe this is... can no one come up with an original idea?
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    rockabye , June 10, 2009 4:17 PM
    Angela Lansbury in high resolution with all the effects turned on. I'm partially scared and partially intrigued.
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    rockabye , June 10, 2009 4:21 PM
    chripuckBest part is someone will mod the game's skins... you could probably play doctor with a naked Camerone and 13.
    Or a naked Angela Lansbury :|
    tenor77Where's my Matlock game?
    LOL!!
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    JasonAkkerman , June 10, 2009 4:37 PM
    The House game would be to easy. Just assume that every patient has Lupus, and treat them for it.
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    sublifer , June 10, 2009 5:04 PM
    House? in an adventure/hidden object game? I like the show but what are they going to do, hide a marble up a 7 year old's nose and House has to find out why the kid can breathe? Or diagnose a guy with internal bleeding after a surgery and find the scalpel that was left inside the guy? Hidden object/adventure sounds retarded for a medical type game (not even sure if a game can be well made around a medical environment...) guns in games is one thing but I wouldn't want my kids trying to play doctor at home with a steak knife after playing House... lol
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    Judguh , June 10, 2009 5:19 PM
    If they're going to do that... they might as well do something more cool, like NCIS...
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    Anonymous , June 10, 2009 5:19 PM
    They're obviously going to take the Trauma Center idea from wii with House and have him fight alien viruses.
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    anafgncaap , June 10, 2009 5:36 PM
    I can imagine a mechanism where the House game allows your to pop Vicodin to make your vision clearer and the clues more pronounced. And different endings depending on how much Vicodin you took. There should also be multiple endings to the game depending on how much Vicodin you took throughout the 5 cases. Take too much and you get an ending similar to season 5.
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    eklipz330 , June 10, 2009 5:40 PM
    JasonAkkermanThe House game would be to easy. Just assume that every patient has Lupus, and treat them for it.

    you watched yesterday's episode lol
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    tipoo , June 10, 2009 5:44 PM
    Its Lupus.
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    JMcEntegart , June 10, 2009 5:45 PM
    JasonAkkermanThe House game would be to easy. Just assume that every patient has Lupus, and treat them for it.


    I had a Lupus line in the article and I took it out last minute because I wasn't sure how many House fans we had in the ... house. :p 
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    oldmangamer , June 10, 2009 5:48 PM
    What Legacy (and Nintendo) has understood is that the over-60 generation has money (yes, they won't stea...mmm...pirate games), leisure time and interest. Since Murder is a much beloved series with actual mysteries, I suspect the game will sell quite well.
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