Press Release

The Witch's Yarn invites story lovers to spin it different ways!

Emeryville, CA, May 14, 2005 -- Mousechief ( releases a new kind of casual entertainment. The Witch's Yarn let's anyone explore thousands of ways to tell its lighthearted melodrama. Easy to pick up and play, two minutes after starting the game readers will be ably immersed in the story. A circus of outlandish characters perform their magic upon Wednesday the Witch when she opens a 'quiet' yarn shop in the mortal world. This optimistic tale about personal discovery and self-empowerment will charm adults and older children.

Presented as a theater script brought to life, beautiful illustrations and real jazz soundtrack provide the richest of reading experiences. Gameplay begins as a simple branching narrative, where the player chooses, scene by scene, which actor will take the lead. The Witch's Yarn presents a wild variety of characters players can use to advance the story in different directions. The fun grows as complications arise, which is handled by choosing the character best suited to resolve these gradually more difficult problems. By the end of the tale, an entangled web of conflicted characters must be carefully navigated in order to bring the drama to a satisfying, and quite possibly surprising, conclusion.

The Witch's Yarn tells a many stranded tale of modern living with a healthy dose of fantasy. Although suitable for everyone, adults will fully appreciate its humor and situations. It is a story about family, community, and simple living. Challenges in the game arise from the very same issues by enhancing, not interrupting, the story.!

Built with the CineProse(tm) adventure engine, The Witch's Yarn combines the best of movies, live theater, and the written word. Play for one minute or one hour. It's as easy to pick up and enjoy as reading a book. had this to say, "...provides very innovative game play that will likely get this game noticed. ...The Witch's Yarn definitely meets the mark with a quality adventure."

An review said, "Each character has complex interpersonal relationships with several of the others—just as in real life. This large network of characters is one of the game's strengths, and the conflicts that arise among them drive the story forward."

An upcoming review in MacDirectory says, " a noteworthy achievement. ...meant not only to entertain [the] avid gamer, but also to attract those casual gamers who might otherwise pass a smaller game by. In fact, this game should also appeal to those who don't consider themselves gamers at all."

Versions for Windows and Macintosh are available immediately for free, secure, and easy download. After previewing the first two chapters, unlock the full game for $10.00 (USD). Over 10 hours of interactive entertainment.

Registered users are entitled to unlimited play, free updates and technical support.

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For more information about The Witch's Yarn:

Contact: Keith Nemitz
Company: Mousechief Co.

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