Jared M. Nieuwenhuis, 206.399.3406
MEDIA ALERT: April 11, 2011


Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch Lite Now Available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch


What: The first chapter of Her Interactive’s popular Nancy Drew gamebook app is now available for free on the App Store. Now book lovers and game players can get a taste of this new way to engage with everyone’s favorite teen detective in Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch Lite for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Shadow Ranch is the first of a new genre: the interactive gamebook app. Part game and part story, the app allows players to decide how a story unfolds as they play games and solve mysteries. The new Lite version features the first chapter which introduces Nancy Drew and sets in motion a seemingly unsolvable mystery at an Arizona ranch. Complete with sound effects, mini-games, rich graphics and more, this is much more than simply reading an e-book. Now you actually Play the Story™.

Availability: The Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch Lite App is available now for free. The full version is available for a limited time for $1.99 (iPhone and iPod touch) or $4.99 (HD version for iPad) on the App Store on at www.itunes.com/appstore.

Game Details: In the full version of Shadow Ranch, Nancy and best friends Bess and George travel to Arizona and the rustic Shadow Ranch where they discover that Shadow Ranch hides a sinister past. A recent rash of ghost sightings and a series of accidents are driving customers away. It’s only a matter of time before the ranch closes its doors for good. Play the story to piece together the mysterious events and uncover the dark secret before it’s too late. With all its game and mystery elements, Shadow Ranch can be read and played repeatedly to fully explore all the twists and turns.

Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch was developed by Riptide Games, a leading developer of games and apps for next-generation mobile platforms, including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

About Her Interactive:

Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive mystery adventures played by females, young and old. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and is the world leader in the mystery gaming category. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 8 million units with each game surpassing sales of the prior. 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, the Nancy Drew series has outsold Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.

More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com. Find Her Interactive on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NancyDrewPCGames, 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.


Copyright 2011 Her Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Nancy Drew is a registered trademark of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

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