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Intern Perks #2

HI provides a whole bunch of free snacks & drinks for hungry devs (short for developers)… free food? Haha, the best perk of course!     See anything you like?

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Walkthrough Meetings

I participate in what’s called a  “walkthrough meeting” each week and from a development perspective it is extremely important during the planning process for a game.   Designers use a walkthrough sheet to “map out” the scenes for the game. I would compare the walkthrough sheet as being most similar to a storyboard for a […]

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$11,000 Diamond Mario

$11,000 Mario Pendant. (Now that’s what happens to Mario when you find the Super Star – lol)   The frame is made of 10 karat gold and the total amount of diamonds adds up to 14.5 cts. Total estimated price: $11,857 dollars.

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ND en Francais

Parlez-vous francais? Ouais, je parle un peu… quelqu’un?  

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Guest Writer Mari speaks about Prototyping in Puzzle Design!

Hey ND Fans, today I have a *special entry* from a guest-writer: one of the designers for the ND dossier series, Mari! I spoke to her briefly about some of her methods for designing puzzles and riddles for games, and she decided to write a little bit about her techniques!   Also, for all the […]

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Play Tests – “We’re watching you!”

Ok, not in a creepy way, we are watching the play testers in an “ah, mmhmm, very interesting” scientific way! 🙂   This week we are play testing the new Nancy Drew casual game and during the meeting we have a webcam set up to watch our testers play the game. On the viewing side […]

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HI Snapshots #5

Hmmm, is “lemony” a word?

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The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Show

As HI’s current librarian it’s pretty nice to check in on the collection every once and a while, you never know what you are going to find! Maybe, oh a collection of … “The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV DVD Seasons”?! Yes, HI is quite thorough in their collecting!     I did a […]

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HI Snapshots #4

Yes. we have two Craniums. 😛  

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Designers Meeting – Fun & Games

Today I attended a designer’s meeting – we have them weekly and it’s a chance for some of HI’s game designers and developers to come together and discuss a myriad of things, most of which involve topics centering around gaming theories, industry trends and development strategies. It’s always a fun meeting because instead of just […]

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