Monday, April 27, 2009


I always get a buzz when I see local businesses doing well on the world stage, patriotic little thing that I am, so I was particularly pleased to see this article in the Otago Daily Times about the success of Dunedin gaming and digital entertainment company Areo with their crime solving game Casebook. They have won an international award at the United Nations' World Summit Awards in the "e-Entertainment and Games"category.

Casebook combines film and gaming to create an accurate environment for you to do the forensic investigation into the crime. There are two episodes out, Kidnapped and The Watcher, neither of which I've played, but I am downloading their free episode The Missing Urn as I type.

The player helps Detective Burton solve the crimes, and the Detective is quite cute. The crime scenes were made up as proper sets and filmed to make them as realistic as possible. I'll get to see if I'm as crash hot at solving mysteries as I think I am.

I'll let you know how I get on.


Unknown said...

Oh I love games like that! Much better than shoot-em-us. Maybe I'll check it out.

Vanda Symon said...

I've down loaded the game, but have been way too busy to look at it. Maybe this weekend...