Author James Patterson is looking to get a piece of the casual boom. He's working with Oberon on a game based on his Women's Murder Club novels.
Patterson's first game - an adaptation of his six (soon seven)-book series - is being created, ironically enough, by a developer also better known for her endeavors outside of casual games. To mature gamers, Jane Jensen will always be remembered as the force behind the popular Gabriel Knight adventure series released by Sierra Online in 1993. Today, however, she is co-founder of the Seattle-based Oberon Media, a 5-year-old casual game developer/publisher whose most recent successes have been a duo of Agatha Christie puzzle titles.
The game, tentatively known simply as Women's Murder Club, features Jensen's original homicide mystery plus hunt-and-seek gameplay with challenges to uncover clues and solve puzzles.