Franklin W Dixon’s Hardy Boys series will be turned into computer games in a partnership between games companies JoWooD and The Adventure Company, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The companies are developing a series of interactive games based on the boy detectives, which will be released worldwide over the next five years, beginning with the first title “The Tower Treasure” next autumn. “Fans have been waiting and we are set to deliver an adventure series that is certain to become a family classic,” said Albert Seidl, president and c.e.o. of JoWooD.I know this isn't Euro Crime but I did enjoy reading the Hardy Boys and watching the tv series in the '70s!
The series of games will remain true to the original stories and characters in The Hardy Boys and feature challenging and thought provoking puzzles. The books have sold more than 100 million copies in print, according to the publisher, and are riding a wave of classic retro popularity. The stories have been published by Simon & Schuster and Grosset & Dunlap since 1928, and a new series of Hardy Boys editions,
Undercover Brothers, was released earlier this year.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Hardy Boys PC Games
The Hardy Boys have already appeared in a couple of the Nancy Drew PC Games but now they're going solo. From The Bookseller: