Happy Holidays Everyone!
It was great to meet so many fans at the Nancy Drew Convention in Ogunquit, Maine this fall. Additionally, we hope that many of you enjoyed all our Halloween activities from the costume promotion to the pumpkin carving contest and now the annual holiday cookie contest has started in earnest as well! Each year we are amazed by our fans’ creativity and this year is no exception!
There is so much going on at Her Interactive that it’s hard to know where to start! It’s definitely a very exciting time at the home of Nancy Drew games!
This week we will be announcing a new innovative mobile game series that introduces a younger version of Nancy Drew who uses coding to solve mysteries. ”
“For the first time, we explore some of the secrets behind Nancy Drew’s family and investigate the untimely passing of Nancy’s mother while putting Nancy in the center of one of her most exciting adventures to date,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Woven throughout the game is an exciting array of puzzles and activities that will keep the player fully engaged and forging ahead to discover the truth about Kate Drew. The emotional push and pull of this game will have fans on the edge of their seats.”
“Our team put a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating an epic Nancy Drew experience for PC/MAC mystery adventure gamers,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “From the ghostly twists and turns to the underlying supernatural theme, our early beta testers could not get enough of this game. Now, we can’t wait to get this game into the hands of Nancy Drew fans everywhere.”
“With Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device we set out to expand on the sense of danger and discovery that has always been at the heart of any Nancy Drew game,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Our fans will truly enjoy this enhanced experience which includes integrated hints for the first time. This title represents another big step toward our goal of making our games even more accessible to players both new and established.”
“Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen is sure to satisfy our core fans with tons of puzzles, unique challenges and a well crafted mystery in the exotic setting of Egypt,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “For the first time in 5 years, we have updated the user interface for our line of Nancy Drew mystery/adventure games and the results are stunning. The updated user interface combined with the enhanced graphics has resulted in our most visually appealing game to date.”
“Taking Nancy Drew mobile is a tremendous opportunity and a great way for us to reach more fans,” said Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Her Interactive has always been blessed with a loyal and passionate fan base, and Kickstarter gives us another way to connect with our fans and opens the door for their support of this key initiative.”
“Our extremely talented development team has raised the bar in terms of graphics and storylines for this 25th special edition,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “Our fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Alibi in Ashes since first hearing that Nancy Drew would be returning to her hometown of River Heights. I believe that we’ve succeeded in giving our loyal fans a great gameplay experience while expanding the legacy that is Nancy Drew.”
“Just like any engrossing mystery, The Captive Curse draws you in with a rich storyline and textured characters,” says Megan Gaiser, Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO), Her Interactive. “Players will experience an interactive and addictive mystery game as they uncover clues and attempt to unravel this grim tale. It’s the perfect case for our heroine, Nancy Drew.”
She also shares info on taking the Nancy Drew games mobile, an interesting reflection of the way the adventure genre has evolved alongside the growing casual market, and how the team has addressed that audience.
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch will be available on the Apple App store in December 2010.
Check out the Dress Up Challenge mini game and learn more about the hauntings at the traditional Japanese inn.
Meet Yumi Shimizu, the eldest daughter who has gone to the city to start a more modern life, as she blogs her way through fashion, food, and cuteness.
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED is available at Target and Wal-Mart stores for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The game is also available to order online, or as a digital download exclusively at www.HerInteractive.com.
“Whether you played the original, or are looking for your first Nancy Drew game, this game has something for everyone,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive. “What better way to celebrate the anniversary of an icon than to revisit the game that started it all 12 years ago? Fans won’t be disappointed with the full 3-D graphics, new puzzles, vintage Nancy Drew references and of course, a new ending to put a completely fresh spin on a classic gaming adventure.”
“It’s been 80 years since Nancy Drew first appeared in print and now she has evolved into one of the most beloved female characters of all time,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO, Her Interactive. “Her winning combination of smarts and spunk is tailor-made for gaming. Girls – and players – of all ages will love the twists and turns we’ve added to our latest adventure game. Nancy may be 80, but she always be our favorite teen ready to tackle any challenge, even tornadoes.”
“The game follows the adventure of detective Nancy Drew through a virtual environment, where she talks to suspects, investigates clues and solves the crime. The games have been applauded since their incarnation for promoting female characters and interest in gaming.”
“Through her work at Her Interactive, she has helped make intelligent games for the younger female audience. Her Interactive games create the Nancy Drew series of games that are very popular. Megan works hard in both talks and through her work at Her Interactive to get more girls interested in gaming both as a hobby and as a career.”
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“Nancy Drew has been an inspiration for generations of women, and the PC games have become the modern day equivalent of the books that are encouraging the leaders of tomorrow,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are thrilled to partner with Valve to help launch their Family Games channel and do so with the one of the best-selling PC game franchises for women of all ages.”
The game is now available in select stores (Gamestop, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Amazon only) and online.
“For almost 80 years, Nancy Drew has ably represented smart independent girls everywhere,” said Addie Swartz, founder and CEO of Beacon Street Girls. “The Beacon Street Girls play a similar role in encouraging today’s girls to reach their potential, and are now her close friends online. It is gratifying to partner with a company like Her Interactive who shares our goal of creating positive role models for girls and our strategy of doing so through the actions of our fictional characters both online and off.”
“When we started making Nancy Drew games, everyone thought girls were computer phobic, however we thought otherwise and today our games are played by women of all ages. We are thrilled that such distinguished and real-life role models as Supreme Court justices are able to draw from their Nancy Drew experiences, and look forward to continuing the tradition with our games,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO and President of Her Interactive.
“We are tremendously excited at the recent launch of our new casual online games series, as well as with our collaboration with MSN Games as it enables our worldwide audience of fans to access our games through a premier online destination,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We look forward to working with MSN Games on expanding our product offerings and making the micro-site a destination for Nancy Drew fans of all ages.”
“I am extremely honored to be selected as part of the IGDA Women in Games Advisory Board,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “Promoting opportunities for women as well as supporting greater diversity of game content for women has long been a personal and professional priority, and to do so through such a respected group as the IGDA is a wonderful opportunity to make a larger impact.”
“Our sales success is not surprising to us as our last four games have all achieved top ranking on NPD sales charts. However, it is gratifying to us as it validates our belief that the female audience is significant and expanding, and that our intelligent, inspiring and fun games resonate with them in a very captivating way,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive. “Our 20th game in the series is a great milestone for us, and our 2009 lineup promises to enhance the franchise in subtle ways that could attract an even wider audience.”
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“We are excited to again partner with SEGA of America in bringing fans the very best in mystery/adventure games, and do so with such a powerful license as The Hardy Boys,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With two great protagonists headlining a beloved series of mystery classics, we believe that The Hardy Boys is the perfect complement to our Nancy Drew series and will benefit greatly from our proven expertise in the genre.”
Additionally, Her Interactive announces its second PC game offering for the year – Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy. The game will be available for purchase this October at retailers nationwide, and at www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“The Nancy Drew PC adventure series continues to challenge and entertain players of all ages. The Phantom of Venice retains the same great quality and depth of gameplay that consumers have come to love and expect, but with a new spy-like twist,” said Megan Gasier, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With the historic and beautiful city of Venice as its backdrop, The Phantom of Venice provides international glamour and intrigue.”
The game will be available this July for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as from www.HerInteractive.com, for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“With the city of New Orleans as the backdrop for Nancy Drew®: Legend of the Crystal Skull, we feel this is an excellent opportunity to support one of the finest organizations for young people in an area that is still in need of assistance,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive.
“The qualities that have historically made Nancy Drew such an icon for generations of women – smart, gutsy, and resourceful – are resonating anew with young women everywhere. That excitement culminates this month with the launch of our game and the theatrical release of Nancy Drew,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are excited to release Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek at such an opportune time, and do so with yet another intriguing interactive mystery game experience.”
“A newly contemporized Nancy Drew and the values she represents – smarts, confidence, independence – are once again relevant with today’s girls and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “With a new Nancy Drew film due this summer creating greater awareness, this year promises a great opportunity to expand our leadership position in the girl software category through a variety of strategic partnerships, digital distribution and the expansion of our product line to include a DVD game.”
“We continue to break fresh ground with each new Nancy Drew introduction, and The Creature of Kapu Cave is no exception,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “The need to play as one of three characters in order to solve various puzzles not only adds to the in-game strategy and depth of gameplay, but underscores our desire to continually surprise and challenge our fans.”
“Digital distribution is fastbecoming an important means of delivering interactive content and gives us the opportunity to offer our award-winning Nancy Drew games to an entirely new audience,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO and president of Her Interactive. “We are very pleased to begin this exciting endeavor with Big Fish Games™.”