Nancy Drew in 2019

Hello all! I have just returned from maternity leave. Welcome to 2019! This year is the year for more Nancy Drew things! For starters, Midnight in Salem will be releasing soon! Have you subscribed to our newsletter? We announce all great Nancy Drew news there, so I highly recommend signing up.

This year we have already teased out concept art for characters we hadn’t revealed in MID yet – the Hardy Boys! (These characters were planned to be in MID ever since 2014, but we have been working on them in secret until now.) πŸ˜‰ What do you think? Do they look like proper modern-day Hardy boys? (From what you can tell.) Also, keep in mind this was the concept art – the 3D models will look more finished.

Next, we announced a new (to you) character: Judge Danforth! What are your thoughts so far?


We have a belated birthday to celebrate!

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-Little Jackalope


34 responses to “Nancy Drew in 2019”

  1. Emerald says:

    Welcome back, LJ! I’ve missed your posts!

  2. Rachel Lawrence says:

    Hi LJ, welcome back! I personally love the art concept for the Hardy Boys, and I’m excited to see them in the games again πŸ™‚

    I’m also excited about the addition of more characters! It seems that the most I can remember in any other game is 5 main characters, and this game already has 6 main characters that have been revealed, plus now Frank and Joe Hardy, and according to your post on Facebook, there will be even more characters revealed over the next few months. I know more characters to interact with was one of the improvements that y’all were working on in the new game, and I’m so excited now that it’s getting closer!

    Looking forward to the Twitch party next week!

  3. felicity18 says:

    Hey LJ!

    So happy to have you back and posting again! I’m so excited for more MID content to be revealed.

    A Big Welcome back again LJ! We’ve missed you!


  4. Yay!!!!!!!!! Little Jackolope your back!!!!!!
    Will I see you on the twitch streams then? How’s the little guy? And I am very excited for MID, the Hardy boys look great and Judge Danforth looks so interesting! I’m still debating whether I should get it digitally or physically.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello again!! I will at least be in the chat for the next Twitch – but it’s possible I may be on camera… we shall see! Glad you like the Hardy Boys!

  5. stefan says:

    I’ve been checking the blog for days to see if you posted something and you’re finally back!
    I’ve noticed this game will have more than your regular 5 characters and it just makes me so excited to see it in the new engine how everything will be animated.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Howdy Stefan! I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but I’m flattered you were hoping for a blog post. πŸ™‚ I’m excited for MID’s characters! That’s the terrific thing about using Unity – it can support way more content and building and animating characters is smoother in the system. I’m looking forward to seeing all the characters final 3D models next. πŸ˜€

  6. Once MID comes out will we be playing it on the Twitch Stream at some point perhaps????

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello Jillian! I will definitely be Twitch streaming MID… but it may be a while after the game launches. I want to give everyone a chance to play it themselves first and experience it before I show it off completely. πŸ˜‰ No spoilers, you see, LOL.

  7. hbndgirl says:

    Welcome back, LJ, and congratulations!! I’m so excited for MID! I had been hoping that the Hardy Boys would be in this one, so I was super excited when I saw the announcement! They look great.
    I had a dream last night that the release date for MID got pushed back to 2026, so this post is much better news all the way around! πŸ˜‰

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello hbndgirl! And thanks! Wow, that would be a terrible dream for anyone! Well, since I know our team is working on it, I highly doubt it will take another 6 years to finish, lol. I’m eager for it to arrive, too. Stay tuned for more teases and reveals in the future!

  8. Yeah I know! You got let everybody plus me get a chance to play it before showing it on Twitch,haha! I love all of the stories in the games and how they’re all put together but the story very much reminds me of “Hocus Pocus”. But anyway it’s against Herinteractive’s rule in the twitch streams NO SPOILERS! Lol!

  9. And plus you have to play it, you can’t twitch stream if you haven’t played it first!
    I’ve been playing these games since I was 15!

  10. Shizuka says:

    Hi LJ and welcome back! πŸ™‚
    I love the Hardy boys, Frank looks serious like he should be, and I can’t stop looking at Joe’s hair lol. It’s so Joe’s style.
    Can’t wait for more updates from you!

  11. Kokokringlecat22 says:

    Yay LJ, you’re back!! πŸ™‚
    Also, is it possible to preorder MID yet? I’m excited to get the physical copy when it comes out since have been trying to get more!
    Can’t wait for the twitch party soon!!

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello Kokokringlecat22! MID isn’t available to pre-order just yet. I’ll be sure to let you know once we can, and all news and updates to MID will be on the MID page here if you want to check back frequently.

  12. Detective_Momma27 says:

    Welcome back LJ!!! I am so excited that the game is almost finally ready for release!!! Been playing since 2000 and I must say the concept art for the Hardy Boys in MID has to be my favorite look out of all of them. I’m an adult and mother now but I still feel like a kid when a new game is coming out!!! Hope you and Baby LJ are doing well!!!

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Howdy Detective_Momma27! Glad you like the Hardy Boys’ concept art! I’ve been playing almost as long as you have – since 2001! And thanks, Baby Jackalope is doing terrific! Hope your kid(s) get to enjoy ND games when they are old enough. πŸ˜‰

  13. Victoria Topar says:

    My daughter is turning 12 this month, and we have always loved Nancy Drew books and PC games!! She is having a Nancy Drew themed birthday party, where she’s even dressing up as the 1920’s Nancy Drew!! I was wondering if there was any way that “Nancy Drew herself” could send my daughter a birthday card? She would absolutely love it and always cherish it!! Also, I was wondering if there was a way to order Koko Kringle chocolate bars for her party favors? Thanks, Victoria! πŸ™‚

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Oh how awesome! A Nancy Drew party! We can certainly send her a birthday card – would you please make this request to and include her name and mailing address? Thanks! Unfortunately, we are out of Koko Kringles at this time. The candy bars were used for our contest prizes and promotions. πŸ™

  14. Coleman Sandy says:

    Will all the games take this long to make with this new system? or is it just for this game because of setting up and learning about it

    If they’re not gonna take this long to make, can we expect the usual 6 months or so for a new one?

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello Coleman! MID is taking this long because or the big engine switch – we rebuild the design template from scratch so that everything will work together. I don’t think the next game will take 4 years to make, thankfully.

  15. Caitlin keith says:

    When exactly is the game coming out because we are in spring at the moment

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Caitlin, when I have an exact date to share with you, I will be sure to blog about it, and it will also be up on the web page.

      • Amber says:

        So the anticipated release is still spring 2019? Is there a chance is could be pushed back until the summer or fall?

  16. Mo says:

    Will this be available on iPads?

  17. Carrie says:

    Oh wow! I’ve always loved the Hardy Boys, and the design here is amazing! I’m so excited!

  18. merin says:

    I like this game so much .

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