Reminds me of a certain author... Things are getting into full swing here at Her Interactive. The closer we get to Christmas break, the busier it gets! We have so many loose ends to tie up. Message board rules, Venice design elements, holiday Nancy Drew accessories, and general housecleaning.
We've also been very lucky to have Intern Ian (who is actually no longer an intern) helping us out this year. He's worked very closely with me on the Her Interactive and Cody Capers website in addition to a million other things. :) He also happened to be the judge for the Nancy Drew Comparison Essay contest and had a very tough time picking the winner for the picture cameo appearance. I asked him to give our fans some insight into his thought process for the contest, and he actually wrote quite a bit:
"Intelligence, craftiness, and wit are just a few of the many categories we often associate with Nancy. With this contest I wanted to impress some of the same elements into the minds and hearts of all the contestants. I encouraged everyone to learn something new, research all the facts, and create something inspirational. My canvas of choice was comparative essays. Nancy is a hero to all of us, but I wondered if someone real (non-fictional) could embody all, or at least most, of her qualities. Is there or has there ever been, a person among us that could match up to her greatest strengths? That was the heart of this contest..."
Anonymous Fan Question:
Will we ever see Ned in one of the games?
Tough question! Well, does anyone really want to see Ned in the games? I know we showed the Hardy Boys, but sometimes characters are best left to our imagination. Perhaps players will be able to play as Ned so he's more than just a phone friend, but I don't know if we'd be able to bring him to life perfectly. I think that playing as Bess was fun for a lot of fans and I think that playing as Ned could be a great way for giving him a bigger part of the mystery to solve.
PS - I spelled everything correctly before using spellcheck today! :)
The essay contest to compare Nancy to a famous/historical (non-fictional) role model is well underway. We've received lots of excellent essays already! Tthe deadline to send your entries to email@example.com for a chance to have your picture in the next Nancy Drew game is December 17, 2007. Good luck!
Essay contest details