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Criminel set for launch this Thursday!

Criminel, a noir detective mystery video game emerges from the murderous streets of 19th Century Paris for iOS touch devices this March

London, 2nd March 2015 – 4PM Games is pleased to announce its debut title for iOS touch devices, ‘Criminel’, a noir detective mystery game is due to hit the App Store this Thursday 5th March, 2015 for £1.49, $1.99 and €1.99.

In Criminel, players must solve a series of chilling murders set among the smoky streets, hotels and dark alleys of turn of the century Paris. With a prototype camera and notepad in hand, players must use the very first forensic techniques invented to help uncover the secrets that will unravel a conspiracy, solve the case and reveal the killer. Featuring AAA visuals and audio, and a gripping thriller based storyline, Criminel looks, plays and feels like no other app available on the App Store today!

“Criminel is something very different for the App Store,” commented Bojan Brbora, founder of 4PM. “We like to think we’re going where few other developers have gone before with the look and gameplay of this title, we know we have created a unique world for gamers to explore and engage with and we’re really looking forwards to getting it in their hands for the first time.”

Criminel has been designed with the help of the Wellcome Trust in tandem with their ‘Forensics Exhibition’ which runs from 26th Feb – 1st June. Criminel will be available for all attendees to play at the exhibition and will be a big part of illustrating how forensic science has influenced Police work since the 1900’s.

Iain Dodgeon, Creative Partnerships Manager at the Wellcome Trust, said: "Games are able to bring a whole new perspective to a subject. The Wellcome Collection forensics exhibition brilliantly explores the gruesome history of a discipline we are most familiar with through television. Playing ‘Criminel’ lets you experience a key part of its evolution first hand."

Criminel features:

• Authentic Noire based detective story

• Turn of the century Parisian setting

• Deep storyline and engaging experience

• AAA visuals and audio

• David Lynch-esque atmosphere appeals to gamers and fans of noire and crime drama’s alike

Criminel press assets are available from here – Criminel Press Pack

Criminel Teaser YouTube trailer is available here – YouTube Trailer


Press Contact for Criminel:

Sam Brace

T: +44 (0) 7813988908

About 4PM:

4PM Games is a digital content company focusing on innovative entertainment and interactive storytelling. With over 15 years of combined film, games and app development among the team, it strives to take on and also create unique experiences with its own or other established IP.

About The Wellcome Trust:

From crime scene to courtroom, Wellcome Collection’s major exhibition ‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’ traces the complex history, science and art of forensic medicine. Travelling across centuries and continents, it explores the stories of victims, suspects and investigators of violent crimes and our enduring cultural fascination with death and detection. From 26 February to 21 June 2015. Wellcome Collection Forensics Link

Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. Located at 183 Euston Road, London, the venue explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The building comprises gallery spaces, a public events programme, the Wellcome Library, café, bookshop, conference facilities and a members' club.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. We support bright minds in biomedical science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.

Contact The Wellcome Trust:

Media Officer, Wellcome Trust

T: 0207 611 8726


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