Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge was a game for our fans - it's the culmination of a lot of meetings, hours of scouring the message board, and analyzing post mortem surveys. The more feedback you give us, the better our games will be. See, we make games for the fans, so we to solicit feedback from our fans and keep an open conversation. You can always email us at email@example.com or leave messages for us on any of our other public forums such as the message board, Facebook, Twitter, Amateur sleuth, and Dare to Play blog pages. We read all of it!
Additionally, we wanted to give our fans something extra for Nancy Drew's 80th Anniversary. We've created an amazing collection for our diehard fans based on answers we received from a survey we conducted last year. We asked what your favorite games were and you said: Curse of Blackmoor Manor, Treasure in a Royal Tower, and Secret of Shadow Ranch. So we decided to put these games in a container. Some of you may have seen our Facebook poll whether to use a vintage lunchbox or a generic tin earlier in the year. Again, the fans voted and the tin edged the lunchbox out by just a hair. We also had to design the tin to make it unique to Her Interactive, so we used some of the iconic art from the box covers to adorn the tin. We chose to use purple as our main color to complement Curse of Blackmoor Manor and Treasure in a Royal Tower's themes. The tin turned out very nicely and can be used to store your magnifying glass or other clues you collect for your case.
To really make the Collector's Edition Fan Favorites extra special, we created a one of a kind journal with never seen before concept art. As you can imagine, we have lots of archives of art that has never been released, so we went digging through a lot of CDs to find some of the coolest art from these games. These concept sketches are what the artist imagined the world to be before they were translated into digital files. Most of our digital art is put together using shapes with textures on them, so pencil sketches just give the artists a base to build on. We have a cactus, saddle, coat of arms, keys, armor, etc. that we're excited to show in the coming weeks.
The Collector's Edition Fan Favorites tin is $49.99, so make sure you ask for it for your birthday or get it on your holiday wish list! There's only 5,000 of them available and you can only purchase them from www.HerInteractive.com. We start shipping the tins on November 1st. Are you planning on getting this special collection?
Today is the day!!! Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge is in-stores right now at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart. Go to your nearest store and pick up the game to see what all of the fans that preordered the game are raving about. If they don't have it on the shelves, ask to speak with a manager and request that check for inventory in the back or that they stock the game. Find the store number, then write emails to corporate headquarters saying that they didn't have the game at your local store. Hopefully, none of that happens though and you are able to walk into the store and purchase the game. It runs on both PC and Mac so no worries there. You can also download the game exclusively from our website starting at 6AM PST today.
So once you have the game at home, what's the first thing you do? Do some screaming, jumping, and running around the house to show how excited you are? That's a good start... We think you can do better though. :) Post on Facebook that you're playing the game, put up signs saying "do not disturb, playing Nancy Drew game", text all of your friends and tell them that you're about to play the game, and write a letter to your senator telling them how awesome the Nancy Drew games are and how they will help the education system if you could play them in school. Now that's what we're talking about!
If you need help with the game, check out our hints on the message board from other fans. You can also get the demo adventure game downloads free on our website if you're still not sure about Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge.
Finally, once you finish a the game, write your reivew on our message board and Amazon to let the world know what you thought of the game!
Also, we're excited to announce our Collector's Edition Fan Favorites tin! This special tin contains the top 3 fan favorite games: Curse of Blackmoor Manor, Treasure in a Royal Tower, and Secret of Shadow Ranch. Plus, you'll also receive a one-of-a-kind leatherette journal with never seen before concept art from the games all for $49.99 - shipping on November 1st.
The first reviews from our scariest adventure game, Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge are just starting to come in. These are some very dedicated fans overnighted the game and then spent the day playing non-stop so they could get a review for the game up. Judging by these reviews, this game will probably make the top 3 favorite Nancy Drew games on your list. The reviewers loved the snooping, the characters, and the ending! Some have even hailed it as returning to 'classic' Nancy Drew - something that many people have said to be missing from our recent games. While not every game is everyone's favorite, we think this one might have a shot at becoming the new reigning favorite, usurping Curse of Blackmoor Manor. But we'll see once we get more fan reviews in...
Fantastic, definitely at the high end of my favorites. We really got what we wanted with this game, no big complaints :Dshadow at the water’s edge :; 10 /10
SAW was a great ND game! Totally in my top 3. This game had everything: puzzles, a great story line, characters and snooping. In my opininon this game is 10000 times better then TOT. This game brought classic Nancy Drew back for me.
Overall: ★★★★★ (5/5)
After all of the worrying that HER was losing their touch and they were over-hyping the scariness, I wasn't expecting too much from them. I was definitely excited, but didn't want to get my hopes up. I was pretty shocked then, when I played it and it was absolutely fantastic!! I don't think anyone will be disappointed. It was 100% their scariest game, IMO. There wasn't any constant random hauntings like in MHM, but there was some legit scary stuff that happened. It was one of HER's recent best, and I'd say, one of the best in the series. I'd reccomend it to anyone who's a fan of the scary games, or Nancy Drew games in general. ♥
There were many secrets to be unveiled! It is very engaging and you just wont want to stop! HeR really has listened and I cannot wait until everyone else plays it too!
As more and more fans get their games, remember that you can head over to the message board for free walkthroughs and hints. You'll be able to post questions or read reviews from other fans. And finally, Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge will be in retails stores (Walmart, Target, Best Buy) next Tuesday 10/19 and available for download exclusively at Her Interactive. Preorders for the download special edition of the game are still available.
So, what are you looking forward to the most about the game?
Tomorrow is the last day to get the boxed Special Edition version of Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge! The Special Edition includes extra outfits for in-game avatars, games for Nancy's cell phone, and bonus outtakes. Hopefully you have already ordered it! Otherwise, you can still preorder the special edition for download through 10/18. The game will be in-stores on Tuesday 10/19 at all major retailers.
We start shipping the boxed games on Thursday 10/7, so grab a few friends and get ready for some scares! How scary is this game exactly? Well, put it this way, the soundtrack alone gives us the creeps! Nevermind punctuating with ghostly whispers, creaking floorboards, and muffled footsteps. We've also had a lot of people in the office who have tested the game say that kept them up for nights! Whether that's because the game was so scary or so difficult remains something we should probably look into...
Do you want to taste of what you're getting into? Download our free game demo (238MB), but please be patient as it take a while. Also, check out John Gray's tour of the ryokan that you'll be staying in - it's considered one of the most haunted hot spots in Japan: www.ShadowAtTheWatersEdge.com.
Shadow at the Water's Edge calendar
10/6 - last day to preorder special edition boxed
10/7 - boxed games start shipping, note: not all of them will ship on this day though, please check your order number for tracking information
10/19 - game is available in stores and for download exclusively at www.HerInteractive.com