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More on beautiful environments.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day today at the office! Spring is good here; the rain does quite a good job at keeping everything green and colorful, fresh and new, so when the sun comes out, everything shines gloriously! I made a comment to a fellow worker about how the sun coming up behind the […]

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Hands on the Ranch

We interviewed our Executive Producer on the creation of the Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, the new series’ first gamebook, for an inside look on how the story came together. “For [Shadow Ranch] one of the challenges in the creation process was trying to think of what the tone would be. We decided to […]

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Nik and Cathy: Interview with Our Writer and Designer

We interviewed our game designer Cathy, and writer Nik!   Her Interactive: How do you come up with the game ideas? Cathy "We look at the recent games for the types of mysteries, characters and locations used in them and then start to brainstorm ideas that would be a nice contrast or haven’t been done […]

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Reviewing Shadow Ranch

The reviews are in!  Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch has reached the hands of many players and we’ve got the inside scoop on what they’re saying.  Overall our fans are loving Nancy’s latest case.  It’s been a surprise to many of our dedicated players, playing as Nancy in a gamebook world, but once you’ve […]

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Launching for Mobile

Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is now available for purchase on the App Store!  If you’ve been following the launch you’ve seen a fair share of clues dropped that this is a brand new adventure for you to experience.  So we came up with a few new strategies to share this game with you […]

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iSHA Released! Yee-haw!

Hiyo! Today is a very exciting day for us! Our new series Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries has finally released Shadow Ranch for the iPadTM, iPhone┬«, and iPod Touch┬«! The office is buzzing to keep everything in proper order and double-checking it all to see if everything works for this new game. We will have a […]

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Nancy Goes Mobile

Nancy Drew is about to step out of your PC and onto your mobile device.  The launch of our newest series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is happening tomorrow, and you can be the first of your friends to take a classic mystery adventure anywhere! We’ve already seen trailers, contests, and old radio shows […]

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Valentine

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day!  It’s the perfect day to tell that special someone just how you feel.  Plus it is great time to send a few Valentine’s messages to friends and family.  Of course sometimes there’s a secret admirer sending you love notes, and nothing creates a better mystery than romance!  All along her adventures, […]

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Ga-ga for Games

Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries is launching at the end of the month and Nancy will be making her debut on some of the latest-and-greatest technology available.  You could say this has made us a little crazy for fancy gadgets.  So we’ve been thinking about how new technology can be a big help in solving really […]

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Going Mobile

The Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries:  Shadow Ranch launch is almost here, and we’re excited to be bringing our favorite super-sleuth to the mobile movement!    We’ve been making PC/Mac Adventure games for over 10 years now, and while there have been a few forays into the unknown (Wii, DS, etc.) we’ve never staked our claim like […]

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