Legacy Interactive Brings "Law and Order" to Mac
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In an unusual (but increasingly common) crossover between television and computer gaming, Legacy Interactive has announced they are developing a game based on the hit television series Law and Order. While a courtroom drama may not seem the best subject for an interactive game, Legacy intends to leverage the huge amount of content and large fan base of this show to create a 'crossover' experience.
A spokesperson for Legacy Interactive assured us the game would be available both for Mac OS 9 and OS X. Here is the press release:
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2001. Legacy Interactive, creator of the successful Real Life Games series of interactive CD-ROM simulation games, has signed a licensing agreement with Studios USA, producers of the hit television drama Law & Order, to develop a new game based on the popular show. The game will feature a 3D engine which will place you right in the courtroom, and is due Winter of 2002.Visit the Legacy Interactive web site for examples of their past work.
The critically acclaimed Law & Order is currently televisions longest-running drama series, airing on NBC and in syndication on cable networks TNT and A&E. The series will enter its twelfth season this fall. It has also launched one successful Law & Order-branded series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which airs on both NBC and USA, and a second, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, airing this fall, also on NBC and USA.
Several cast members from Law & Order television series, including Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), S. Epatha Merkerson (as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren) and Elisabeth Rhm (as Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn) will participate in the production of the interactive game.
In developing Law & Order Interactive, Legacy is working closely with Law & Order executive producer and series creator Dick Wolf, president of Wolf Films, to ensure that the game stays true to the spirit of the enduringly popular show. The initial cases for Law & Order Interactive were written by two regular screenwriters of the show and contain the mystery, twists and turns as well as the moral and legal dilemmas that are the signature elements for the series.
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