Archive for August, 2012

The Deadly Device: Beta Results

Random Jackalope thought for the day: If we can get enough money raised on our Kickstarter campaign, we would start by porting Tomb of the Lost Queen, and then someday The Deadly Device as well…When that day comes, how cool would it be to say “I have The Deadly Device on my device!” or perhaps […]

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Playing Beta: The Deadly Device

Perhaps you’ve heard the word “Beta” come up here and there. Let me explain what Beta here is, in a nutshell: Beta is a goal in our game-making process where all important logic, art, puzzles, animations, and conversations (convos as we abbreviate) are mostly done, and the game is at least playable. At this point, […]

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A Bad Sleuthing Day?

How many cases would you suspect that Nancy has worked on caused her to have a rough day? Sure, some days she would follow a bad lead, get trapped, knocked out, lost, or even failed at gathering an important clue….but do these things ruin her day? To any normal person, I believe they would say […]

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Weekend Puzzle #123 + 3 Videos!

It’s Friday, and we have a few videos to share with you! Check them out! First of all, Phoenix interviewed Nancy Drew! Although since we don’t ever show Nancy Drew’s face in our games, all you see is Nancy’s silhouette. Take a listen: And then Phoenix got to interview the voice actress of Nancy Drew: […]

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Nancy Drew Castle Adventure (part 2)

As promised, here are a few more photos of Phoenix’s and my Nancy Drew adventure from this last weekend. As mentioned yesterday, we went to Manresa Castle, which inspired Message in a Haunted Mansion and Treasure in the Royal Tower. This castle is an Inn and a restaurant. There have been stories of hauntings here, […]

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Nancy Drew Castle Adventure (part 1)

Last weekend Phoenix and I went on a Nancy Drew adventure (check out Monday’s post for the Danger on Deception Island adventure post). Look where else we went! This is Manresa Castle! It’s the very castle that the Her Interactive team visited and stayed the night at as part of research for Message in a […]

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Dare to Play and Dylan Tours!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, you might not have gotten the latest news on a few videos we uploaded. Here’s a spectacular video put together by one of our amazing artists, James. It’s a great video to share with your friends who have never heard of Nancy Drew games. It’s like saying […]

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Puzzle Contest + ND Adventure

Hey all! Hope you had a great weekend! Let’s get right to business: There were a few typos in the puzzle, but had been fixed. We still will accept all entries since the end answer is still the same. The puzzle is an [ottendorf or “book” cipher]. The word “pledge” linked directly to our Kickstarter […]

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Contest!! Weekend Puzzle #207

We are having a contest this weekend on the blog! Here are the rules, read carefully! 1. Solve the weekend puzzle below. 2. When you think you have the right answer , email it to with the subject line “Weekend Puzzle”. Please include your name and age in the email (and of course the […]

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A Normal Day…Screaming

It was just any normal day today, we are focusing on Kickstarter, working on ESRB, finalizing Beta for The Deadly Device when suddenly…we hear a man scream! And then again, a little different, and then again! Our ears have perked up and we notice the screams were coming from a room close by. It’s coming […]

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