Merscom announced at Casual Connect Seattle that it will be launching an original hidden object game franchise, with the first title, Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water, scheduled for launch later this year. Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water is being developed by GO! Games, the Siberian studio who also developed Blood Ties.

Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water
begins with two sisters vacationing in Mexico. But what was supposed to be a pleasant time is interrupted by a torrential thunderstorm, and the two women soon become caught in a mythical adventure lead by Coyote, an ancient storytelling god.

The sisters set out to help restore balance to an unstable universe, but cryptic warnings about a mysterious betrayer suggest that something more sinister is at work.

Key features of the game will include two playable characters offering different play styles and storylines, a reward system that affects gameplay, a unique story based on Aztec mythology, and a visual style inspired by Mesoamerican art.