Archive for March, 2011


A bit delayed today

I apologize for the delayed post today, it’s been a bit busy today. We’ve got some last-minute projects to get done before the weekend and boy, do our schedules get filled quite fast! I’ve been mixing some game screenshots together with images that don’t normally belong together, which is fun, but it’s a little tedious […]

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Notebooks

It’s been a rather slow day for me today, which is great. There have been a few projects I’ve been wanting to spend more time on and were put on hold quite a while ago. A little reading, sending a few emails, a little organizing, a little sketch here, a wallpaper there…yep, catching up is […]

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Hands on the Ranch

We interviewed our Executive Producer on the creation of the Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, the new series’ first gamebook, for an inside look on how the story came together. “For [Shadow Ranch] one of the challenges in the creation process was trying to think of what the tone would be. We decided to […]

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Familiar project and an iSHA outfit.

Decisions, decisions! I’ve been working on a familiar project that keeps everyone up to date. It’s tricky sometimes trying to figure out what to write, how to elaborate or be detailed, how much to give away and where attention needs to be drawn. The fun part is choosing the correct images and color and laying […]

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Teasing and Puzzle Culprits

Lately a few of us hard workers have been contemplating the slow release of teasing clues and hints for the next game. I find it enjoyable to read every one’s theories and thought process on the message boards, deciding if we nudged or gestured to something that may or may not be a genuine crumb […]

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Weekend Puzzle

Hey-o peeps! It’s finally Friday. We’ve had one doozy of a week here! Lots of game testing, Shadow Ranch review-reading, and puzzle building. Speaking of which; Jackalope has created yet another masterpiece for you all to solve. Let’s get to it. – Weekend Puzzle – Ho_e, hom_ on the r_ngeWh_re the deer and the an_elope […]

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Sick faces and some laughter.

I’ve been following the latest episodes of the “Continuing Adventures of Detective Private iPad” (episode 5 went up today), and I must say; they are quite funny! Continuing yesterday’s work of collecting images, today I came across a picture of a character whose face I don’t remember looking this way. When I found it, I […]

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Nik and Cathy: Interview with Our Writer and Designer

We interviewed our game designer Cathy, and writer Nik!   Her Interactive: How do you come up with the game ideas? Cathy "We look at the recent games for the types of mysteries, characters and locations used in them and then start to brainstorm ideas that would be a nice contrast or haven’t been done […]

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Picture-taking and awesome glasses.

I’ve been digging for the right images that will go on our website. Sometimes after much archive diving and fishing, trying to get the right catch, I sometimes find it is best and fastest to simply turn on the game, play for a minute and get myself to the right environment. The characters are a […]

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Reviewing Shadow Ranch

The reviews are in!  Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch has reached the hands of many players and we’ve got the inside scoop on what they’re saying.  Overall our fans are loving Nancy’s latest case.  It’s been a surprise to many of our dedicated players, playing as Nancy in a gamebook world, but once you’ve […]

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