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INVENTIVE NANCY DREW GAME EXPERIENCE HEADS TO APPLE’S IPAD, IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH
Her Interactive Readies Brand New Game Series, Mobile Mysteries, Just in Time for Holiday
BELLEVUE, WA, September 27, 2010 – It’s a book. It’s a game. It’s a brand new category of interactive entertainment from the award-winning, global mystery game maker, Her Interactive. Here’s your chance to sleuth anywhere, anytime, as the iconic teen detective, Nancy Drew, goes mobile and makes her game debut on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch just in time for holiday.
Part book and part game, the new Mobile Mysteries series of apps takes mystery fans on an interactive adventure with every turn of the page. The familiar Nancy Drew novel comes to life, branching in different directions with every choice you make or mini-game you play. The first app in the series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, is available this December exclusively on the App Store.
“With Mobile Mysteries we’re bringing a beloved book franchise to life like never before,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO, Her Interactive. “For the past 80 years, only the author controlled how a Nancy Drew mystery novel was solved. Today, via our modern twist on the interactive storybook, you’re not just reading a Nancy Drew mystery – you’re engaged and making decisions about how that mystery unfolds. And, with the portability, rich graphics, and elegant touch screen of the Apple platforms, the player enjoys a truly seamless and immersive experience of reading and gaming.”
As the first in the Mobile Mysteries series, Shadow Ranch is a completely new adventure inspired by the popular and best-selling Nancy Drew Adventure PC game from Her Interactive, The Secret of Shadow Ranch. Nancy must solve mysteries around the mysterious ranch, including reigning in a phantom horse, finding a lost mine, and catching a ghostly thief.
The Mobile Mystery series offers a completely new experience with a branching plotline, as told through interactive media elements such as sound, graphics, and game play, as well as text. With every choice, the player influences the path and outcome of the story – and there are multiple endings to this story. Certain choices may require Nancy to have completed other parts of the book. Plus there are fun mini-games interspersed throughout the story. It can be read and played repeatedly to fully explore all the twists and turns.
While designed specifically with the iPad in mind, the Mobile Mysteries series of apps also will be playable on iPhone and iPod touch so Nancy Drew fans of all ages can enjoy this rich new experience. Her Interactive plans to release additional apps under the Mobile Mysteries banner which are based on classic Nancy Drew novels and games. With iPad, iPod touch and iPhone expected to be big sellers this holiday season, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is the perfect app for any mystery lover – whether they enjoy books, games, or both.
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is being developed by Riptide Games, a leading developer of games and other applications for next-generation mobile platforms, including iPad and iPhone.
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. 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 or www.NancyDrewMobileMysteries.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 in 2010, as she celebrates her 80th anniversary. 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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