In Between Games & Travel Moments
Here in the marketing team, we don’t work directly on making the games. When a game is finished, we present it in the very best red-carpet presentation that we think befits the game title. We get it ready, tease it out, put sales and holiday celebrations around the older ones, and find every way to celebrate the single or group of games we love, and love to share.
I thought to share a few things I’m working on. While I don’t have any news about the next game (since it’s still in progress) I can share a few things I work on in-between games.
Recently, I wrote some video scripts of videos we could make (I love making videos). I even did a little story-boarding with basic sketches and captions. I’ve been also working on some decorative ads for the web, as well as writing out emails of how each of our Nancy Drew games could fit into different categories. Is it a scary mystery? How about an international travel one? Or is it a classic book adventure? These are the things I often set my mind to.
I also dig through my memory, sometimes searching the archives for picture references of our games to find a way to give it more attention. Is it Tornado season? Perhaps Trail of the Twister needs some more spotlight time!
As I contemplate a game quote to create a Wednesday Wisdom graphic for tomorrow (do you have a wise quote you’d recommend?), I share on social media some memorable game moments in Nancy’s travels, like in today’s Travel Tuesday picture from Secrets Can Kill Remastered:
As for the puzzle solution, here’s the completed crossword:
What game will you play in the next twitch
party? I was hoping DED or LIE.
Hi kateandnancy! We will cerainly play those games in the future, but to play a summer-themed game before summer ends, we will be playing Ransom of the Seven Ships in August. 🙂
I haven’t been to Florida but I want to!
I appreciate your post. I know the long wait for MID is difficult for a lot of us, but the marketing team can’t be expected to market something that’s not available yet! It takes a talented team of people to do the creative things HeR is known for. Good job! We appreciate the puzzles, and all the interesting information you share on past games. Thanks!
One of my favorite wise quotes is from Abdullah Bakhoum when he says, “For thousands of years, the lion spoke, and no one understood, but understand the fear, and you understand the man.”
Also, I have a few questions about SAW I’ve been meaning to ask. Usually, the end of a game clears everything up, but when I finished SAW, I was a little confused. If Rentaro invented Suki, why was there a guy selling those same cats at the Expo? Was that guy Rentaro? Because he did make you solve a big sudoku. And the creepy writing on Yumi’s window – what was the secret she knew, and who was the one who wrote that? Lastly, was the robotic cat in DED just a reference to how Mason and Rentaro had the same voice actor? (By the way, DED was my favorite game ever!)
If you could just clear up some of that I’d be really thankful! And I’m still confident in MID!!
Hi Anonymous! If Nancy asks about the story of the cat, Rentaro will say that he got Suki at the expo. She is his “robotic muse” that inspires him to create his own robot “dog” for Miwako, since he’s handy like that. Sudoku is popular in Japan, so it isn’t surprising that a lot of people are into it. The villain wrote the note for Yumi on the window. I don’t recall what that secret was, sorry! The robotic cat in DED was used to re-emphasize robotics and science in the themed game.
LJ, Do you get any Clues on what’s going on with MID or they keep hush-hush on it? It’s super weird that’s its taking forever for one game to come out. Don’t you think it should be coming out by now? Just curious what you’re thinking about the slow progress of MID as a worker/Fan of Her interactive
Hello Teresa, since I’m not among the programmers and artists, I don’t get to snoop in on their work. I get news here and there, but not much.
but are you allowed to ask questions about the progress or they tell you when they are allowed to say something? or they are allowed to talk to people within their departments?
Hello Teresa, of course I’m allowed to ask. However, I cannot share any of the answers or information until it is time to do so.
I understand was curious about it 🙂 hope you have a nice day today!
Will future games have multiple endings by chance?
Hi Lumiere, it depends on the story and if the writers and designers create them to be multiple endings. It’s possible!
Hey LJ and Indy, I just watched the stream (I was on vacation and had to miss it) I know they don’t have the TV show on Netflix anymore; they got rid of them back at Christmas and replaced them with the Emma Roberts movie 🙁 But honestly, I watched the entire second season, and I thought the first season was better (they more-or-less shifted Nancy to the side as the season progressed and Pamela Sue Martin left).
P.S. Can we get a meme about Taylor’s tie? It’s really… 1986-ish more than 2002-ish, if you know what I’m saying 😐
We can make a meme about Taylor’s tie! Do you have any witty words to suggest?
Thanks for taking the time answering to me!
Some witty words? I think it might depend on whether it’s a meme that highlights it or denounces it. Saying it’s bad, you could say conspicuous, or even eccentric. For saying it’s good, I would say either groovy or out of this world.
You can’t look directly at his tie!