It’s busy at Her Interactive HQ! This month we’re excited to deliver on a bunch of initiatives at Her Interactive.
Her Interactive launches one of their most popular Nancy Drew Games, Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall, for iPad – with Kindle Fire and Android versions to launch in the coming weeks. The tablet gaming experience is complete with full retina display resolution and new game features. The iPad version is available now, in the app store, for $5.99.
As 2013 comes to a close, Stuart Moulder, CEO of Her Interactive, addresses fans with exciting changes and improvements for 2014.
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 29th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy – and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99.
“For the first time, we explore some of the secrets behind Nancy Drew’s family and investigate the untimely passing of Nancy’s mother while putting Nancy in the center of one of her most exciting adventures to date,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Woven throughout the game is an exciting array of puzzles and activities that will keep the player fully engaged and forging ahead to discover the truth about Kate Drew. The emotional push and pull of this game will have fans on the edge of their seats.”
Megan Gaiser, former CEO and current Chief Creative Strategy Officer of Her Interactive, announces her departure. Gaiser leaves Her Interactive to form a new venture in the name of further influencing the positive portrayal of female characters in games and media.
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 28th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall – and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99.
“Our team put a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating an epic Nancy Drew experience for PC/MAC mystery adventure gamers,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “From the ghostly twists and turns to the underlying supernatural theme, our early beta testers could not get enough of this game. Now, we can’t wait to get this game into the hands of Nancy Drew fans everywhere.”
What do female teenage gamers want? Her Interactive has donated to the International Center of Electronic Games (ICHEG) a collection of archival materials that sheds light on the video game company’s pioneering efforts to understand and appeal to female gamers, a frequently overlooked audience in the male-dominated world of video games.
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 27th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device – and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99
“With Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device we set out to expand on the sense of danger and discovery that has always been at the heart of any Nancy Drew game,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Our fans will truly enjoy this enhanced experience which includes integrated hints for the first time. This title represents another big step toward our goal of making our games even more accessible to players both new and established.”
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 26th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen – and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99
“Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen is sure to satisfy our core fans with tons of puzzles, unique challenges and a well crafted mystery in the exotic setting of Egypt,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “For the first time in 5 years, we have updated the user interface for our line of Nancy Drew mystery/adventure games and the results are stunning. The updated user interface combined with the enhanced graphics has resulted in our most visually appealing game to date.”
Her Interactive announces the launch of its first-ever Kickstarter.com campaign in order to raise $250,000. The company raises funds to bring Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen to mobile devices.
“Taking Nancy Drew mobile is a tremendous opportunity and a great way for us to reach more fans,” said Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Her Interactive has always been blessed with a loyal and passionate fan base, and Kickstarter gives us another way to connect with our fans and opens the door for their support of this key initiative.”
CCSO, Megan Gaiser, and CEO, Stuart Moulder, of Her Interactive take the time to thank fans for their support and wish them a “wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.” They also send a reminder about the change in policy covering downloads in regards to their Extended Download Service (EDS).
“After the publishers claimed games were only for males, at Her Interactive we defied conventional wisdom and created our first Nancy Drew game. Those same people told us: Make it pink and they will come. So, we ended up making un-pink games, and they came. What was our innovation that resulted in inspiring content? We knew what our audience wanted. We took the technology that had been primarily used for action-oriented, superficial experiences and brought together a strong female role model with storytelling, cultural discovery, problem-solving, wit, and humor.”
IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games, has bestowed its Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement on Megan Gaiser, Chief Creative Strategy Officer (CCSO), Her Interactive. The award was presented to Ms. Gaiser at the 2011 Red Carpet Award Show Thursday, October 6, by actor Samm Levine. The Trailblazer Award honors pioneering video game industry veterans whose careers and contributions embody the indie spirit and provide inspiration to others.
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes – 25th Special Edition Milestone Reached in Latest PC/MAC Adventure Game from Her Interactive
“Our extremely talented development team has raised the bar in terms of graphics and storylines for this 25th special edition,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Our fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Alibi in Ashes since first hearing that Nancy Drew would be returning to her hometown of River Heights. I believe that we’ve succeeded in giving our loyal fans a great gameplay experience while expanding the legacy that is Nancy Drew.”
Stuart Moulder, CEO and Megan Gaiser, CCSO, announce the launch of a new store for digital (electronic) downloads of Her Interactive games, as well as a few changes around the support for downloads. Changes include additional payment options, the ability to purchase a back-up disc of the game, Extended Download Service (EDS), the termination of verification codes, and 24/7 global customer support.
“Nancy Drew was the original geek girl, who made being smart cool,” she reminds us. “I got excited by the opportunity to transform Nancy Drew into an inspiring and cinematic game experience.”
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse launches today for PC and Mac and is immediately available in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com.
“Just like any engrossing mystery, The Captive Curse draws you in with a rich storyline and textured characters,” says Megan Gaiser, Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO), Her Interactive. “Players will experience an interactive and addictive mystery game as they uncover clues and attempt to unravel this grim tale. It’s the perfect case for our heroine, Nancy Drew.”
Her Interactive today announced it has created a new dual leadership structure as it expands its business into new product offerings. Starting May 16, 2011 Stuart Moulder will join Her Interactive as CEO to focus on corporate strategy and day-to-day operations. Megan Gaiser will retain her role as Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO) to focus on creative direction, brand and portfolio expansion, business development and strategic partnerships.
Her Interactive announces the launch of the Nancy Drew gamebook app, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch Lite, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The app provides an interactive gamebook, which is part game, part story. The free version, as well as the full version, are available on the App Store.
Her Interactive is proud to announce its first Nancy Drew app, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Part game and part story, this interactive gamebook app lets players decide how the story unfolds as they play games and solve mysteries, both big and small.
In a letter from the CEO, Megan Gaiser addresses the inspiration behind a new series for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch – Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries. As their first app, Shadow Ranch blurs the line between book and video game and emerges as a story-based gamebook app, now available on the App Store.
In an interview with Gamasutra, CEO Megan Gaiser reflects on years with an inspiring heroine, the ways Nancy has bridged gaps between parents and kids, and what it means to design for a role model.
She also shares info on taking the Nancy Drew games mobile, an interesting reflection of the way the adventure genre has evolved alongside the growing casual market, and how the team has addressed that audience.
A one-of-a-kind collector’s tin featuring an exclusive Nancy Drew-inspired journal, and the top-three games in the award-winning Nancy Drew PC Adventure series, as voted on by the fans, is now available. The Nancy Drew: Collector’s Edition Fan Favorites is available exclusively online at www.HerInteractive.com and Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $49.99, with limited quantities.
We are excited to announce our newest series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries! Mobile Mysteries are interactive novels where players will be able to CHOOSE Nancy’s questions for interrogation, culprits to accuse, and her next steps. The first game takes players back to Shadow Ranch where they’ll find a lost time, reign in a phantom horse, and catch a ghostly culprit.
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch will be available on the Apple App store in December 2010.
Preorder Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge (PC/Mac) to receive the Special Edition which includes additional outfits for your avatar, mini-games for Nancy’s cell phone, and bonus outtakes! Preorders end on October 7 and are the only way to purchase the Special Edition (digital download or boxed)!
Check out the Dress Up Challenge mini game and learn more about the hauntings at the traditional Japanese inn.
Meet Yumi Shimizu, the eldest daughter who has gone to the city to start a more modern life, as she blogs her way through fashion, food, and cuteness.
To celebrate Nancy Drew’s 80th Anniversary, Her Interactive is releasing a remastered version of its first interactive Nancy Drew mystery adventure, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill. The remastered game includes a completely new ending, updated 3D graphics, new puzzles, an enhanced soundtrack, and more.
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED is available at Target and Wal-Mart stores for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The game is also available to order online, or as a digital download exclusively at www.HerInteractive.com.
Her Interactive kicks off the pre-sale of their remastered edition of Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill. The re-released version comes in celebration of Nancy Drew’s 80th anniversary.
“Whether you played the original, or are looking for your first Nancy Drew game, this game has something for everyone,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive. “What better way to celebrate the anniversary of an icon than to revisit the game that started it all 12 years ago? Fans won’t be disappointed with the full 3-D graphics, new puzzles, vintage Nancy Drew references and of course, a new ending to put a completely fresh spin on a classic gaming adventure.”
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of their newest installment in the award winning series with Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister – and its availability at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“It’s been 80 years since Nancy Drew first appeared in print and now she has evolved into one of the most beloved female characters of all time,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO, Her Interactive. “Her winning combination of smarts and spunk is tailor-made for gaming. Girls – and players – of all ages will love the twists and turns we’ve added to our latest adventure game. Nancy may be 80, but she always be our favorite teen ready to tackle any challenge, even tornadoes.”
Pre-order Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister to receive the Special Edition which includes extra Pa Pennies, Sassy Detective Awards, and outtakes. Pre-orders end on June 16th and are the only way to purchase the Special Edition!
All of the new Nancy Drew games will now be available on both PC and Mac! You don’t have to choose between the two systems anymore with our new technology. We’re excited to bring this feature to our fans as you’ve been emailing and posting this on the message board for years!
Her Interactive is remastering the first game that started the award-winning series in celebration of Nancy Drew’s 80th anniversary. The re-release will feature updated graphics, 3D animated characters, and more!
We headed down to Meritt Island, Florida to meet Nancy Drew fans for the 80th anniversary of the books. While we were there, we interviewed some fans, learned a lot of interesting information, and had a fun time! Then we brought back all the video that we took to share with our fans!
Women like a variety of games, but Nancy Drew games are the perfect candidate for games women should play according to Forbes Magazine. We are proud to be the pioneers for games created with female play preferences in mind.
“The game follows the adventure of detective Nancy Drew through a virtual environment, where she talks to suspects, investigates clues and solves the crime. The games have been applauded since their incarnation for promoting female characters and interest in gaming.”
Congratulations to Maggie, our grand prize winner for the Cover Redesign Contest, for her redesign of The Final Scene! Visit the Amateur Sleuth blog to see more winners and runner-ups!
Our CEO, Megan Gaiser, has been named one of the top 10 influential women of the decade by Gaming Angels
“Through her work at Her Interactive, she has helped make intelligent games for the younger female audience. Her Interactive games create the Nancy Drew series of games that are very popular. Megan works hard in both talks and through her work at Her Interactive to get more girls interested in gaming both as a hobby and as a career.”
Megan Gaiser, CEO of Bellevue-based Her Interactive, talks to KING 5′s Renay San Miguel about video games for girls and overcoming industry obstacles to her company’s mission.
Warnings at Waverly Academy is now available at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Gamestop, and Amazon!
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Digital download – downloads for the game are available only on Her Interactive’s website
The game will be available at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon on October 13.
Her Interactive Presents “Watching Waverly” Twitter Soap Opera from 10/6-10/16. Follow the students at Waverly Academy as they update their Twitter feeds in real time describing the events leading up to the beginning of Warnings at Waverly Academy 140 characters at a time. If you have a Twitter account, follow Danielle_Hayes, Megan_Vargas, Izzy_Romero, Leela_Yadav, and Corine_Myers. If you’re not a Twitter member, you may follow the story on the right column of the Amateur Sleuth blog. All of the twitter updates will be posted as they happen in ‘Watching Waverly’.
Apply to Waverly Academy and receive your personalized ID card at www.WarningsAtWaverlyAcademy.com
The game is available at Best Buy and Target – please call your local retailer to make sure they have it in stock!
Her Interactive and Valve Corporation (Valve) announced an agreement to offer Nancy Drew games via Steam, Valve’s leading platform for digital content distribution and management. The Nancy Drew titles are now available and feature a variety of great promotional discounts to inaugurate the occasion.
“Nancy Drew has been an inspiration for generations of women, and the PC games have become the modern day equivalent of the books that are encouraging the leaders of tomorrow,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are thrilled to partner with Valve to help launch their Family Games channel and do so with the one of the best-selling PC game franchises for women of all ages.”
Her Interactive is proud to introduce their first game for the Nintendo DS and their first game featuring The Hardy Boys!
The game is now available in select stores (Gamestop, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Amazon only) and online.
The 21st game in the Adventure Series takes players to a prestigious all-girls in up-state New York where the valedictorians are receiving threats from The Black Cat!
Nancy Drew has been a long-running game series popular with girls (and women) of all ages. Much like the books that have raised generations of girls, the games star the uber-bright Nancy as she cracks cases by solving puzzles, finding hidden clues, which drives the story forward until the end when she, invariably, cracks the case.
The Beacon Street Girls are just like you! Meet Charlotte, Avery, Katani, Maeve, and Isabel — five seventh graders who thought they were total opposites until one cafeteria catastrophe brought them together forever. The BSG face crushes, mean girls, mysteries, adventures, and more!
Her Interactive and B*tween Productions, home of the Beacon Street Girls (BSG), announces an online collaboration. The BSG site has added the new Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses! mini-game, while the Her Interactive site now includes BSG information, links and recommendations. The Beacon Street Girls is a leading consumer/entertainment brand committed to the health and well-being of girls ages 8-13.
“For almost 80 years, Nancy Drew has ably represented smart independent girls everywhere,” said Addie Swartz, founder and CEO of Beacon Street Girls. “The Beacon Street Girls play a similar role in encouraging today’s girls to reach their potential, and are now her close friends online. It is gratifying to partner with a company like Her Interactive who shares our goal of creating positive role models for girls and our strategy of doing so through the actions of our fictional characters both online and off.”
U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, cites Nancy Drew as being a motivating and positive influence on her when she was younger. Judge Sotomayor joins retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, and current Associate Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as part of a large group of successful women whom were all inspired by the Nancy Drew character.
“When we started making Nancy Drew games, everyone thought girls were computer phobic, however we thought otherwise and today our games are played by women of all ages. We are thrilled that such distinguished and real-life role models as Supreme Court justices are able to draw from their Nancy Drew experiences, and look forward to continuing the tradition with our games,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO and President of Her Interactive.
Her Interactive announces a collaboration with MSN Games to distribute the popular Nancy Drew Dossier and Nancy Drew PC games. Visitors to the MSN Games website will be able to download a number of the company’s top-selling PC games.
“We are tremendously excited at the recent launch of our new casual online games series, as well as with our collaboration with MSN Games as it enables our worldwide audience of fans to access our games through a premier online destination,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We look forward to working with MSN Games on expanding our product offerings and making the micro-site a destination for Nancy Drew fans of all ages.”
Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive, has been named to the 2009 IGDA (International Games Developers Association) Women in Games Advisory Board.
“I am extremely honored to be selected as part of the IGDA Women in Games Advisory Board,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “Promoting opportunities for women as well as supporting greater diversity of game content for women has long been a personal and professional priority, and to do so through such a respected group as the IGDA is a wonderful opportunity to make a larger impact.”
Her Interactive announces a redesign of their popular website www.HerInteractive.com. The site features an easy-to-use e-commerce system, updated content offerings, free mini-games, active forums, and more. The site renovation comes in response to high consumer demand and the implementation of the new casual games series, Nancy Drew Dossier, which proved so popular that a redesign was necessary to support its growth and introduce new fans to the entire lineup of games.
Leading video game publisher and developer, Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 20th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships. The game becomes available this July for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as at www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“Our sales success is not surprising to us as our last four games have all achieved top ranking on NPD sales charts. However, it is gratifying to us as it validates our belief that the female audience is significant and expanding, and that our intelligent, inspiring and fun games resonate with them in a very captivating way,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive. “Our 20th game in the series is a great milestone for us, and our 2009 lineup promises to enhance the franchise in subtle ways that could attract an even wider audience.”
The first game in the new Nancy Drew Dossier series, Lights, Camera, Curses! is now available as a boxed product online and in retail stores! Buy now!
For our fans that have wanted more Nancy Drew games, we’d like to introduce a new series that’s Fast Fun for Busy Detectives! Armed with a magnifying glass that sparkles when you’re close to clues, you’ll love this new twist on Nancy Drew games (download only).
The game is in stores and is now available for download. You can also purchase boxed product online, mail in an order form, or call us at 1-800-461-8787. The early reviews from the message board for The Haunting of Castle Malloy have been awesome, so take time to read what others are saying or post your own thoughts!
SEGA® of America, Inc. and Her Interactive Inc. announce a collaboration on a new Hardy Boys game for the Nintendo DS™ entitled, The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks. The game will be available in early 2009 on the Nintendo DS for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as from www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.
“We are excited to again partner with SEGA of America in bringing fans the very best in mystery/adventure games, and do so with such a powerful license as The Hardy Boys,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With two great protagonists headlining a beloved series of mystery classics, we believe that The Hardy Boys is the perfect complement to our Nancy Drew series and will benefit greatly from our proven expertise in the genre.”
Her Interactive announces that Nancy Drew®: The Phantom of Venice has debuted as the #1 PC game in North America on NPD’s sales charts at launch for the week ending July 12th. This is the second consecutive year Her Interacitve has placed a game in the #1 sales spot.
Additionally, Her Interactive announces its second PC game offering for the year – Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy. The game will be available for purchase this October at retailers nationwide, and at www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of their 18th installment in the award-winning series with Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice. The game is available for purchase at retailers nationwide, and at www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“The Nancy Drew PC adventure series continues to challenge and entertain players of all ages. The Phantom of Venice retains the same great quality and depth of gameplay that consumers have come to love and expect, but with a new spy-like twist,” said Megan Gasier, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With the historic and beautiful city of Venice as its backdrop, The Phantom of Venice provides international glamour and intrigue.”
Her Interactive announces the next installment in their award-winning game series, with Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice. In the 18th edition of the popular game, Nancy Drew must help Italian police to unravel a crime ring that is threatening to steal all of Venice’s priceless artifacts.
The game will be available this July for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as from www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
Her Interactive announces a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana to help support the six clubs located throughout the area that are still dealing with the damaging effects of Hurricane Katrina. Each club will receive a complete library of Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew PC Games, as well as financial support for the overall program. The announcement follows the release of the latest installment to the popular game series, Nancy Drew®: Legend of the Crystal Skull, which takes place in New Orleans.
“With the city of New Orleans as the backdrop for Nancy Drew®: Legend of the Crystal Skull, we feel this is an excellent opportunity to support one of the finest organizations for young people in an area that is still in need of assistance,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive.
Play The White Wolf of Icicle Creek on the TV and use the Wii Remote to interact with the wolf, cook, and explore environments. Some of the puzzles have been redesigned and you’ll get to experience Nancy Drew games in a new way!
The latest PC game in Her Interactive’s award-winning series launches as Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek. The 16th installment of the popular game series is now available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“The qualities that have historically made Nancy Drew such an icon for generations of women – smart, gutsy, and resourceful – are resonating anew with young women everywhere. That excitement culminates this month with the launch of our game and the theatrical release of Nancy Drew,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are excited to release Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek at such an opportune time, and do so with yet another intriguing interactive mystery game experience.”
Her Interactive announces two new PC game adventures for this year – Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, and Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull. The games will be available this June and October, respectively, for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as from www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“A newly contemporized Nancy Drew and the values she represents – smarts, confidence, independence – are once again relevant with today’s girls and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With a new Nancy Drew film due this summer creating greater awareness, this year promises a great opportunity to expand our leadership position in the girl software category through a variety of strategic partnerships, digital distribution and the expansion of our product line to include a DVD game.”
The 15th installment of the popular Nancy Drew PC adventure game series from Her Interactive was announced today. Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave will be available this October for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“We continue to break fresh ground with each new Nancy Drew introduction, and The Creature of Kapu Cave is no exception,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “The need to play as one of three characters in order to solve various puzzles not only adds to the in-game strategy and depth of gameplay, but underscores our desire to continually surprise and challenge our fans.”
Her Interactive and Big Fish Games™ announces today that for the first time, Nancy Drew®: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon will be available as a digital download from Big Fish Games™ (www.bigfishgames.com) for $19.99. Big Fish Games™ is a leading developer and distributor of casual games.
“Digital distribution is fastbecoming an important means of delivering interactive content and gives us the opportunity to offer our award-winning Nancy Drew games to an entirely new audience,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO and president of Her Interactive. “We are very pleased to begin this exciting endeavor with Big Fish Games™.”