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Latest Adventure Game from Her Interactive Launches for PC and Mac

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 28, 2011 – A terrifying myth comes alive in Germany but everyone’s favorite teen detective, Nancy Drew, is on the case in the latest mystery adventure game from award-winning developer Her Interactive. Many years ago a monster stalked the German forest surrounding Castle Finster. According to locals and storytellers, the monster disappeared when it claimed a victim. Now everyone is frightened by the sights and sounds of something large stumbling through the darkness. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse launches today for PC and Mac and is immediately available in all major retail stores and at

“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.”

In The Captive Curse, Nancy’s off to Germany to investigate mysterious sightings of a creature that’s been terrorizing the community of a remote Bavarian castle. Local legend tells of a creature that marauded the area centuries ago, wreaking havoc and ultimately causing the death of a young woman before disappearing without a trace. As Nancy Drew, it’s up to the player to unmask the creature before suffering the same terrible fate.

If you take a risk that ends badly, don’t worry; you won’t have to start over. The game will automatically return players to the point before the fatal mistake. The Captive Curse also features two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective, to allow players of all skill levels to solve the mystery.

“Her Interactive is the pioneer in developing and publishing titles for female game players,” stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. “With The Captive Curse, we continue our amazing success with the Nancy Drew Adventure Series by providing an immersive storyline, an exciting mystery and a powerful role model that girls look up to and parents applaud.”

About Her Interactive:

Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive entertainment. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and apps, and is the world leader in the mystery games category. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 9 million copies. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl detective, making her one of history’s longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise since 2004, unit sales of the Nancy Drew series have exceeded those of Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.

More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at Find Her Interactive on Facebook at, or follow Her Interactive on Twitter – @HerInteractive.

About Nancy Drew:

Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.

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