Playing on a Tablet (Weekend Puzzle #331)

Today I got to play a little bit of Ghost of Thornton Hall on an iPad. (I was looking for a bug or two.) I hadn’t done this before, so I was intrigued with how it looks and works differently on the tablet than on a computer. Same scenario, haha, I had to brighten the screen up. The animations moved more fluidly, and Harper was much creepier. Some puzzles are more fun to play on the tablet because of click-and-drag features…. with the finger instead of a mouse. Have you played GTH on a tablet? What are your thoughts?

Nancy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Ghost of Thornton Hall Tablet

On a side note, the Oscars are this weekend! The Academy Awards have the Oscars, but our Nancy Drew games have The Hotchkiss Awards. What would you vote for each game?

Nancy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Award

Here’s your weekend puzzle:


We have a couple of birthdays to celebrate!

Nancy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Fan Birthday  Nancy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Fan Birthday

-Little Jackalope

33 responses to “Playing on a Tablet (Weekend Puzzle #331)”

  1. Kit says:

    Ladybug, Ladybug fly away home!

  2. Vanillaglow says:

    Labyrinth of Lies
    Sea of Darkness
    Charlotte Thorton
    Frank Hardy
    Piecing together pictures/murals
    The Northern Lights of Sea of Darkness
    The Curse of Blackmoor Manor

  3. Felicia Milledge says:

    When is the next PC game going to be available?? We’ve heard NO updates, and the normal time between games passed a while ago.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Felicia! We don’t have nay news or a release date for the next Nancy Drew game. When we do, we will post it on the web page.

  4. Mjt says:

    Will the app for Ghost of Thornton Hall ever be available on Android devices?

  5. George says:

    Will there be an update on MID in March? (Not release date)

  6. Nancy says:

    “Lady Bug Lady Bug fly away home.”

  7. Will says:

    Best Story: Ghost of Thornton Hall

    Best Music: Sea of Darkness

    Best Female Character: The Deadly Device

    Best Male Character: Secret of Shadow Ranch

    Best Puzzle: Haunting of Castle Maloy

    Best Location: Danger by Design

    Best Overall Game: Ghost of Thornton Hall

    That list was honestly really hard. I love all of the Nancy Drew games a ton, I’m sure everyone can agree with me on that haha~ 😀

  8. Joey says:

    I’ve always preferred the PC. It’s not that I didn’t like the tablet version, it’s just that I’m more used to playing on a PC.

  9. Prairie says:

    Best Story: The Phantom of Venice
    Best Music: Sea of Darkeness
    Best Female Charactor: Deirdre Shannon
    Best Male Character: Dave Gregory
    Best Puzzle: The Sneezing Powder contraption puzzle in Legend of the Crystal Skull.
    Best Location: Japan in Shadow at the Waters Edge
    Best Overall Game: Warnings at Waverly Acadamy

  10. George says:

    Will MID be available on PS4 by chance?

  11. Jackson says:

    Hi LJ!

    How can you play without a mouse? Someone said it was hard to find the hotspots and they just had to tap everywhere until they found one.

    Is there an easier way to play?

    Thank you!

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Jackson! I had to tap everywhere on the screen, too. I’m not sure if there is an easier way to play on the tablets.

  12. The Red Wolf says:

    Those categories are tough! So many choices!

    As much as I love all of the Nancy Drew soundtracks, I’d say the Best Music award should go to Tomb of the Lost Queen.

  13. Limeheart says:

    Hi LJ! Sorry to bring up MID, and if you can’t answer this question, I understand. I know that switching the game process can be hard, hence the VERY long delay. Do you anticipate that this humongous wait will just be for MID, and that once MID is complete, the game creators will have the rhythm down, and you’ll be able to give us news/updates more readily for game #34 and onwards?

    My second question – it’s been a while since anyone’s asked, so I thought I would – has the planning process started yet for game #34?

    And my third and last question – do you know if characters like Bess and the Hardy Boys will keep the same voice actors/actresses? (Ever since I found out that Nancy’s voice would change, I’ve been dreading that the others’ also might.)

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Limeheart! While I don’t have any solid answers just yet, I can say that we hope to have a steady rythym down once the new process of making a Nancy Drew game on the new engine is over. Only then can we get a proper feel and idea of a schedule of how long it would take the next game. I don’t know if the design team has put much planning into game 34 yet, since we are focused on 33 first.

      As for the character voices, we hope to always have the same voice actors for the regular characters, but actors’ availability varies depending on their schedule and other work opportunities. 🙂

  14. Danielle says:

    Best Story: Shadow at Water’s Edge
    Best Music: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
    Best Female Character: Bess Marvin
    Best Male Character: Sony Joon
    Best Puzzle: Yumi’s Bento Box puzzle in Shadow at Water’s Edge
    Best Location: The set in Labyrinth of Lies
    Best Overall Game: Stay Tuned for Danger

    I love all these games so much, but I had to go with Stay Tuned for Danger for the best one, because it was the first one I played and I felt so much suspense in every scene, in that game, like anything could happen at any moment!!

  15. Teresa says:

    Lj, How does Her Interactive think of the title of the games? do they just pick random things until its a good title? and how you came up with Midnight in Salem?

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Teresa! The design team gets together and discusses the topics and themes of the game, then we brainstorm key words to describe it. Next we come up with possible titles, think about it for a week or so, then send out an office vote (or simply decide) for the top 5-10 options, narrowing it down to one.

  16. Teresa says:

    Do you have any ND games on the google play store?? I cant find one

  17. Amy Christine says:

    I do want to say that when I go to Ghost of Thornton Hall on Google Play, it said the game version is not compatible with my device and I have an Adroid.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Amy, check the specs on the game and compare it to your tablet. (It won’t work on phones.)

      • Amy Christine says:

        Oh…heh. It’s not a tablet. It’s a phone… 🙂 but it would be really cool if HeR can make the computer games into the Android phone like Codes and Clues!

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