Archive for February, 2009


$11,000 Diamond Mario

$11,000 Mario Pendant. (Now that’s what happens to Mario when you find the Super Star – lol)   The frame is made of 10 karat gold and the total amount of diamonds adds up to 14.5 cts. Total estimated price: $11,857 dollars.

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ND en Francais

Parlez-vous francais? Ouais, je parle un peu… quelqu’un?  

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Guest Writer Mari speaks about Prototyping in Puzzle Design!

Hey ND Fans, today I have a *special entry* from a guest-writer: one of the designers for the ND dossier series, Mari! I spoke to her briefly about some of her methods for designing puzzles and riddles for games, and she decided to write a little bit about her techniques!   Also, for all the […]

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Play Tests – “We’re watching you!”

Ok, not in a creepy way, we are watching the play testers in an “ah, mmhmm, very interesting” scientific way! 🙂   This week we are play testing the new Nancy Drew casual game and during the meeting we have a webcam set up to watch our testers play the game. On the viewing side […]

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HI Snapshots #5

Hmmm, is “lemony” a word?

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The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Show

As HI’s current librarian it’s pretty nice to check in on the collection every once and a while, you never know what you are going to find! Maybe, oh a collection of … “The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV DVD Seasons”?! Yes, HI is quite thorough in their collecting!     I did a […]

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HI Snapshots #4

Yes. we have two Craniums. 😛  

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Designers Meeting – Fun & Games

Today I attended a designer’s meeting – we have them weekly and it’s a chance for some of HI’s game designers and developers to come together and discuss a myriad of things, most of which involve topics centering around gaming theories, industry trends and development strategies. It’s always a fun meeting because instead of just […]

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Intern Perks

The atmosphere around HI is pretty casual and as I’m sure you can gather from many of the pictures I’ve posted, video game developers like to have a little fun. Perks? Many.   One being that I can wear some of my video game t-shirts to work and people stop and appreciate with a “Hey”, […]

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I <3 the NBA

Kobe had 61 last night against the Knicks.     Whoo I <3 the NBA! Can’t wait till next weekend and the All-Star game, any other NBA fans out there?

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