The Award Winning mystery firm Red Herring Games have today launched their 2nd series of Cosykiller: The Curse of Humanrah.
The unique subscription engages individual players in a self-driven investigation which requires all their intelligence and perception.
“It’s a bit like a cross between a choose your own adventure book and an Agatha Christie novel.” Said Jo Smedley, managing director of Red Herring Games and the author of the Cosykiller series.
“We’ve learned from our first storyline, what works well and what our players like most. This year’s season is bigger and better and thanks to our fans spreading the word, we’re already struggling to meet the demand for our first shipment this December!”
Cosykiller is rated as one of the best mystery subscription box services available by its players; excelling in authenticity, attention to detail, storyline and puzzles.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback” Jo said. “Cosykiller has been incredibly popular. It’s an immersive puzzle game quite unlike any other and I think that’s why so many people are enjoying it.”
The first year “An Inheritance of Murder” followed the death of a young woman called Marie Jones. Set in India in 1934 during the time of the Raj, each box is accompanied by scents of India, with spices and mementos reminiscent of the period.
This second season “The Curse of Humanrah” follows the link to several tragic deaths which surround the discovery of a unique tomb in Luxor, Egypt, close to the Valley of the Kings.
“It’s a massive storyline” said Jo. “Last year there were two murders to solve, this year there are more than 5!”
Fortunately Jo Smedley isn’t new to the world of crime writing. She has over 100 murder mystery games and scripts in her portfolio as well as her own detective novel series following a pair of unexpected sleuths in her home town of Grimsby.
“I had hoped to finish book two in my Franks and Sinclair mysteries this year” Jo said, “But I’ve been so taken up with writing Cosykiller it’s just not been possible to complete both projects.”
Red Herring Games manufacture and distribute Cosykiller from their small office in Grimsby. With three staff members dedicated to creating the experience.
“We have to hand scrumple paper, spray scents, write secret codes, and add pencil lines or notations by hand.” Said Faye Robinson who heads up the Cosykiller manufacture. “We hand assemble the contents of each box to ensure quality. Each box is a labour of love. ”
The first box in the new series contains a handmade book which the team are currently making in-house.
“Long term we’ll probably be forced to outsource the manufacturing of the field journal as we did for the diary in year one” said Della Brett who heads up the graphic design in the firm, “But this year we wanted that hand-made look and the best way to achieve a hand-made look is to make it by hand!”
Cosykiller is the only fully immersive mystery subscription box aimed at the solo sleuth, but it’s also great fun for families and small groups.
“Families and small groups can work together to puzzle out the boxes.” Jo said. “There are support groups for mystery subscribers all over the internet and this year a few of our regulars have been telling their friends all about us. I think they plan to swap ideas in the forums and see who can get the answers first. ”
Every story is carefully researched to create authenticity. The Curse of Humanrah is no different, with real historical figures and news from the period littering the plot.
“Murder mysteries started out as mini-series in newspapers and magazines” said Jo. “I see cosykiller as the new generation of periodical plots. It feels like we’ve gone full circle and back to the roots of crime writing.”
Both seasons are available for purchase now from www.cosykiller.com. You can pay monthly, quarterly or buy an annual subscription and get one box free.
Opening up box 1 in the new series
Source: EIN Presswire