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Monday, January 08, 2007

Online mystery games are back from the dead

Online mystery games are back from the dead | Tech&Sci | Technology | Reuters.com:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mystery games are back from the dead, thanks to surging interest from older gamers and digital technology that makes them cheaper to produce and distribute, experts say.

Mystery games, which require players to solve puzzles to advance a storyline, were popular in the mid-1990s but then fell out of favor, said DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole.

"It became a very high-budget type product at the time the PC game genre was overcrowded," Cole said. "A lot of money went in (to production costs) and (game publishers) weren't getting a return on investment, so they pulled out."


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