Archive for March, 2009


Out Today, Back Tomorrow

Novel Sleuth is out today, but he’ll be back tomorrow with a new post. In the meantime, here’s a picture from a place we’ve been to in the Nancy Drew games. It was my first trip out there, so I thought I’d share this picture. Can you guess where this was taken? Has anyone been […]

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Puzzle #6 Answer

I hope everyone had a great weekend! For those of you who worked all weekend to solve this puzzle, here’s the answer you’ve been waiting for. (click to enlarge the image) The dates related to previous blog post names, and once we unscramble the highlighted letters we get: Q: Nancy is always prepared for one […]

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Weekend Puzzle #6

It’s Friday, so here’s your weekend puzzle. (click on the image to enlarge it.) — Q: Nancy is always prepared for one of these. — Good luck! -Novel et al, exeunt-

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The Importance of Sugar Rationing

Protector of the Candy! Never underestimate the power of chocolate in an office of game designers! -Novel… et al-

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Packing it all up.

So I’ve been doing a lot of work with packaging this week. I can’t spoil which game just yet, but I will tell you that the process is a bit crazier than I had at first imagined. There is so much to be done. Copy and color proofing, print matching, fact-checking, and tons more. My […]

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On the “new” Industry trends

Today there were some inter-office emails sent around that linked to a discussion on women and technology. The article was written from a panel at South by Southwest, a convention celebrating film, music, and other entertainment and artistic mediums. The panel was speaking about how females get into technological fields by first playing video games […]

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The Answer to Weekend Puzzle #5

I have to say, I’m impressed at how quickly this one was solved. I would have thought this one was a bona-fide stumper. For those of you who would like to know the solving steps, you can look below: Clue #1 Start just past the “Monkey Center”: (this tells you which paragraph to start in) […]

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Weekend Puzzle #5

Okay, so this week’s puzzle is really difficult… be wary. We had two designers team-up to create this one. Thanks to Mari and Rob for their collaborative effort on this one. Use the March HI newsletter, Preparing for a Crisis in the Caribbean, to find out an activity you’ll be doing in RAN. Clue #1 […]

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HI Snapshots #8

Anyone speak Russian? I always thought it was pretty amazing that such a small company would be able to produce and translate their games to so many languages. It’s great to think about people all over the globe playing the same game… and probably getting stuck on the same puzzle. 😛 -Novel:End-

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Do you Hacky?

If you read Friday’s blog about burgers, then I’m sure you’ll understand the need for some of the office to get up and get moving. Another fun office tradition is to play a bit of hacky-sack for exercise (and a nice healthy break, weather permitting.) It’s been an office staple for much longer than I’ve […]

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