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Alibi in Ashes Box Revealed!

This is why we were super busy yesterday: getting ready to show you this!! ~Official box art for Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes!~ So what do you think for our 25th game art? For more information on Alibi in Ashes, head over to our product page, where there is one date that you might want […]

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An Exciting Week

Whew! Look at the time! I’m posting rather late today. It’s because I’m in a bit of a rush, and so I can’t talk long. Looks like you savvy sleuths pretty much got the former weekend puzzle #117! After following the solution on Thursday, August 25th’s post, this is the slightly unscrambled answer you should […]

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Weekend Puzzle #118

Happy Friday savvy sleuths! Time for a weekend challenge? Have a go at this: Hint: A then D. (And take out the J)   2.5 1.1 3.4 3.4 5.1 4.2 5.5 5.1 4.1 2.1 4.5 I’m going to sit back, relax in the sun, and wait as you detectives solve tricky puzzles these next few […]

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Posted in: Blogs, Weekend Puzzle

Games on a Shelf

I spent a little time collecting games from all around the office to try to put together a complete collection in one shelf. The boxed games I found scattered on a nearby shelf, many of the DVD cases were hiding in a secret place in a corner of the office, and the missing ones I […]

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Posted in: Blogs, Box Art

Three Meetings and a Sleepy Storyteller

I had three back-to-back meetings this morning. That usually means there is a lot to do, a lot to plan for, and a lot coming our way! One meeting was about our game’s testing results. This is where we learn what is good, great, and what needs fixing in the current adventure we are sending […]

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Why We Love Boxes

This is why we love boxes: stuff can put inside and when it’s time to re-open them, one can be surprised and thrilled to find what was placed inside. Yep… that sounds a bit silly, especially read aloud. Yet it is true that long ago someone put these items in a box and when we […]

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Posted in: Blogs

Kevin Manthei Interview on the Music of The Captive Curse

We interviewed Kevin Manthei, the creator of the music for The Captive Curse!   Her Interactive — What sounds did you use? (Instruments, effects, etc) Kevin Manthei — "I used live violin, live double bass and live accordian, tuba for the waltz's, traditional orchestral instruments and orchestral settings, choir & modern percussion and sounds for […]

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Posted in: Dare to Play Blog

Locked Drawers Now Opened

Looks like the weekend puzzle was solved only yesterday on the message boards! Congrats for getting this one! Here’s the solution: [Starting at the top left, select every other letter going down, and left-to-right. For starters, T, then two down is H, two down would be E.] Now circulating to the right would get you […]

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Her Interactive Attends Casual Connect

Her Interactive is attending Casual Connect this week in Seattle. Produced by the Casual Games Association, it is an event where professionals visit to further the casual gaming industry with networking and learning. We get to take a look at where gaming is now and where the industry is headed in the next few years, […]

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Posted in: Dare to Play Blog

New Video Series: Postcards from Germany!

Beginning now we are releasing segments of a short video series called “Postcards from Germany” featuring the characters of The Captive Curse! The first video postcard comes from Lukas Mittelmeier, who gives us the scoop on what he's up to at Castle Finster. He has a few secrets he's not sharing and acts a little […]

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Posted in: Dare to Play Blog

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