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Following Clues

When solving a mystery, it is very important for the detective to keep an open mind, and to consider all logical (and crazy) possibilities. Any bit of information could be important; dates, times, speed, footprints, trash, notes, messages, a smudge on the mirror, a Koko Kringle bar wrapper in the drawer…. just about anything could […]

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A Great GTH Day

…Now that sounds like a funny title for a blog post! But really, it was a rather enjoyable day today, at least from my part. I finished playing through the game my full second time, the first pass on Master Sleuth (and I must say, I had to get help on one crazy puzzle), and […]

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Collecting info on GTH

So I’m trying to write this post really fast so that I can get back to playing through Ghost of Thornton Hall…again… This time, I’m not preparing for ratings materials, rather I am collecting information. Here’s the list I’m starting…as you can see, I haven’t written anything yet. 😛 Today our CEO brought in doughnuts […]

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Weekend Puzzle #184

Hooray, it’s Friday! And it may be the weekend (or perhaps Monday) when we release the #3 “Gummy” clue item from the 13 hints post last month, so stay tuned! Until then, solve this puzzle for a little fun. 😉 (Click on the image for a larger view) Also, ~Little Jackalope~

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Super Early Testing for GTH

Today hits the mark as the first day that we begin some serious testing for Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall! We brought in our full-time testers today because we now have a “playable” game build. There is a 75% chance that the game will crash on you if you try doing something (like play […]

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13 hints for 2013

Welcome back Monday! Oh how I have missed Mondays…when we re-start our projects with fresh eyes and re-focus our thoughts and hands on the tasks before us. Yes, I’m a nerd. XD Let’s start off the week with the puzzle solution. From the discussions I read of your progress on the message boards, it looks […]

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Secret Behind the Clock’s Secret

Sounds like a few of you (especially many of those on the Message Boards) have been pondering the secret behind the cracked clock face on the cover of Secret of the Old Clock. If you have never noticed until now: the Roman Numerals skip the number 9 and add on the number 13. Very peculiar […]

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1,000th Blog Post!

Not that any one’s counting *ehem* but this is the Amateur Sleuth Blog’s 1,000th blog post! Whoo-hoo! This post will then draw attention to every element of what makes the blog is what it is: Doodling, sales, announcements, fan birthdays, puzzles, insider knowledge, vague hints about the future and what we are up to, contests, […]

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Costume Winner!

We have selected one random winner from everyone who pre-ordered The Deadly Device before today, and her name is Alexandra B. from Belleville, IL!! Congrats Alexandra!! (Check your email for further instructions on how to claim your prize). And thanks everyone for pre-ordering! (Keep in mind, we still have the rest of the Adventure Matters […]

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Inside the Artist’s Studio

Several months ago, (early March, 2012) I got permission from our Character Designer, Van, to snap some photos of what he was working on. This is a picture of his touch-ups to one of the characters in The Deadly Device. In the game, you are not likely to see this person’s feet, but know this: […]

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