Our fans are the best! To show how much we love our fans, we will be featuring a “Fan Spotlight” on occasion.
If you would like to be in the “Fan Spotlight” please email us at email@example.com with a note about why you love Nancy Drew. If you can, also include a picture, image or a link to a video that you created.
Fan Spotlight – Ruth C.
Dear HeR Interactive,
My name is Ruth and I live in the hot desert of Arizona like Secret of Shadow Ranch! I am 18 years old just like Nancy Drew, the incredible teen detective herself. I absolutely love HeR Interactive games. It all started when I was in 3rd grade. My older sister Deborah introduced me to the books. I was absolutely addicted and would read them nearly every day. In fact, I have a whole book shelf full of hard-covered yellow Nancy Drew books. My sister and I were so excited about it that we would always pretend that I was Bess Marvin and she was George Fayne and then we would try to find mysteries to solve.
Later, my Dad (who is into games himself) found Secret of the Old Clock and Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon and bought it for us for our birthdays. We were elated and immediately we were both playing. At first, because we were kind of young at the time, we had a hard time getting through the games. So, my Dad had to help us. But, once we were able to solve them we went and bought more Nancy Drew games to add to our collection! And we have been collecting and playing ever since then!
It’s not just me that is into Nancy Drew… my two sisters are, my sister’s friends, my friends, my brother, and now my boy cousin! Thank you HeR Interactive for all your cool games. I believe it was games like Ransom of the Seven Ships, Ghost dogs of Moon Lake, White Wolf of Icicle Creek, etc. that helped quench my thirst for adventure!
I recently got the opportunity to hike up the Superstition Mountains (with my cousin, two sisters, and brother that all love Nancy Drew) and look at all the hieroglyphs like in Secret of Shadow Ranch! I also got the opportunity to ride horses with my friend up in Prescott. I really felt like I was in the game! And in a few months I will be hiking up to cliff dwellings in Arizona and canoeing, digging for gems, hiking, and more in Montana! 😀 Please continue making awesome games!
One of your biggest fans,
Fan Spotlight – Denis D.
Dear HeR Interactive,
My name is Denis D. I’m fifteen years old and I live in Russia.
My acquaintance with the lovely miss Drew was seven years ago, when I and my older sister played in “Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake”. Yes, this game was first for me. Ever since I fell madly in love with this series of games and have been for many years, I remain one of the most loyal fans of Nancy Drew and to this day I do not cease to play games with her.
After completing many games I came to the conclusion that with any game on Nancy Drew the child may not only entertain, but also to develop intellectually, to learn a lot of interesting and informative information for yourself! For this game, and the student can seek help at any time, she can always give the idea to perform some task, report, etc! I’ll tell you how one game helped to me with homework. Once, in second class I had to make report on the topic “wildlife”. That day I played the game “Danger on Deception Island”. Came a time when I went to center into the appreciation and observation of marine life “Whale World” and I thought, “Why not write in report about these sea animals? In this center so much informative and interesting information! It would be nice use it in report”. Yes, this game gave me the idea. Of course, I got a good mark for the report and I was very pleased of the result!
Of course, a big thanks to my sister Kristina because she found this game here in Russia, and introduced me to it! And of course, thank you Her Interactive for creating this wonderful and interesting game! I’m even afraid to imagine how would be a boring life without you! I think, that creating games about Nancy Drew, you transfer the character from the book into the real world, make the character alive. Unlike books, in computer games we can hear Nancy. And this is a big plus! This is great efforts of the voice actors. I love them and I respect their work!
I’d also like to add that in June last year I visited Italy. One of our excursions was in Venice. Walking around this beautiful city, floating on a gondola, looking at these wonderful landscapes, I often remembered one of my favorite games of Nancy Drew – “The Phantom of Venice”. I compared real landscapes with those that were in the game and I can say that you, Her Interactive, has done more than “just” did the job! I think in project “Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice” you depicted the city itself is prettier and more interesting than it actually looks. When I was in Venice, I could not agree with the words of one of the characters in this game – Helena Berg: “I think Venice is the most fascinating city in the world. Its history, its art, its layout – everything about it is so rich and so beautiful and says so much about human ingenuity. I absolutely love it”. Though it is said by the main antagonist of the game, I still agree with her. She was right: walking around Venice, sailing in gondolas, looking at these wonderful landscapes and studying the history, it’s easy to fall in love with this city. I really liked the trip to Italy! Me and my dad have traveled all over Italy from North to South, saw all the main sights, learned many new things and saw things which no even in Russia! Of course, I recommend everyone to visit Italy. It’s a wonderful country!
Well, in conclusion I would like to say a huge thank you Her Interactive for all! I want to wish you prosperity and new discoveries! And we, your fans, look forward to the thirty-third game “Midnight in Salem”! I wish you luck!
Fan Spotlight – Tiffany H.
Dear HeR Interactive,
Even though I have been playing the games since I was about 10 years old (I’m 26 now), this is the first time I am contacting you. The first game I ever played was “Message in a Haunted Mansion” and I (like many others) was hooked ever since.
There are two reasons I am writing you. First, I wanted to thank you for all the fun and lessons you have provided me over the years. I started out as a Nancy Drew fan from the books, but once I started playing the computer games, there was no turning back. 😉 Even though I am well into my twenties, I have no shame in telling people I LOVE playing these. I used to play as a distraction when I was in school (shh, don’t tell the teachers!) but now that I’m a full-time worker, I use this as a way of keeping my mind fresh and as a source of education and wanderlust. It obviously serves as a piece of nostalgia for me, too. Overall, I just truly enjoy the story lines and introductions to different cultures you provide!
Which leads me to the second thing I wanted to tell you: this past October I took a dream solo trip to beautiful Japan. Even though Japan has been a place I’ve always wanted to go, I couldn’t help but think about “Shadow at the Water’s Edge” at every turn. I spent a full 3 weeks in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” It truly was an adventure of a lifetime. No mysteries solved, but I’m sure Nancy would’ve been proud. 🙂
Check out the pictures I included and see if you can find the parallels to the game. 🙂
Thanks again for everything! I truly hope you enjoyed this letter. Just know you have a lifetime customer in me. I’m a Nancy Drew and HeR Interactive fan for life!
Sincerely, Tiffany H.
Fan Spotlight – Kaila C.
Dear HeR Interactive,
To introduce myself, my name is Kaila and I have been a huge fan of the Nancy Drew PC games since the very first game. My brother Jono (22) and I (25) have played every single game and continue to anticipate each new game as they release! Not only has it brought us closer together as a family, but it’s been a vessel for constant laughter, nail biting moments, and inside jokes for us.
Recently, my husband and I found out we were pregnant and instantly I knew when it came time to do a gender reveal party, the theme had to be mystery inspired. And who better to solve mysteries than Nancy and the Hardy boys?! Thus bringing about our Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys escape room gender reveal party! It was a huge success and everyone loved how themed and unique it was! Thank you for being such a great reminder of fun, mystery, and family unity!
An Avid Fan!
Fan Spotlight – Olivia T.
Dear Her Interactive,
I have been a huge fan of the Nancy Drew games for as long as I can remember. Playing Nancy Drew with my sister constitutes some of my best memories. The engaging stories and fun sense of mystery and adventure have always captivated me, but I especially love how the games impart so much random and interesting knowledge. I have unintentionally learned quite a lot by planing Nancy Drew! I am also an avid reader and fan of Little Jackalope’s blog and enjoy reading the daily insights into all things Nancy Drew.
Your games were a huge part of my inspiration to start creating games of my own. I recently won the National STEM Challenge for videogame design, and I thought that you might be interested in this interview on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog: http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2015/07/28/meet-the-winners-olivia-thomas/. It talks briefly about how HeR Interactive and the Nancy Drew games have inspired me in my game development journey and beyond.
Thanks for the amazing games and inspiration! I’m so glad that I discovered your games so many years ago. Beyond being incredibly fun, Nancy Drew has truly had a huge impact on me, for which I am very grateful.
Fan Spotlight – Carlahna E.
Dear Her Interactive,
So, I’ve made a parody of Fancy by Iggy Azalea, and it’s Nancy Drew themed. I made it for you in honor of Sea of Darkness.
Fan Spotlight – Camille H.
When my sister Allison came home from the library with this new mystery game “Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower” I had no idea it would evolve into a lifetime filled with Nancy Drew bonding! I watched her play Treasure in the Royal Tower and when she finished I couldn’t wait to start another one. We had a lot of fun with that game, especially the part where you have to watch Hotchkiss’s video then charge the battery then finish the video, we couldn’t figure out how to charge the battery so we ended up watching the same first part of the video so many times we can both quote it perfectly to this day!
The first game we played was when I was eight years old and Allison was thirteen. Now, even though we are both in college, we make time every year to play the new games together. We get a big bag of chips and salsa, I grab my pencil and notebook and we play the game for days, only emerging from our room for mealtimes.
So when I came home from school in the summer and Allison was on break we decided to take our own Nancy Drew photos. We waited until the sun was going down, donned the outfit and a magnifying glass and posed as my other sister took the pictures. We spent hours photoshopping the pictures and adding various Nancy Drew mottos from the games onto it until we came up with the perfect images. My sister is on the left and I am on the right.
Allison and I dressing up to play Tomb of the Lost Queen:
I also had one of the pictures with a different motto put on a mouse pad that we use whenever we play Nancy Drew.
I love Nancy Drew games because they are fun and challenging but more importantly, I get to spend time with my sister. We have so many favorite memories from Nancy Drew, solving puzzles together (she likes the slider puzzles), catching baddies, and always making Nancy eat too many Koko Kringles! Together, we make a pretty formidable mystery-solving team!
Camille and Allison
Fan Spotlight – Katelyn J.
I’ve been playing Nancy Drew games since I was in third grade, and my first one was Message in the Haunted Mansion. I keep playing these games not only to stay mentally fit, but because they gave me great memories of my childhood and all the friends and connections I made through message boards and inviting girls over to play late into the night! Now I play them at the age of 22 to challenge myself and solve them on my own without any help.
Fan Spotlight – Ashton M. & Callie M.
My name is Ashton M. (21, left), and I am the biggest Nancy Drew fan, so much so that I have shared my love of ND with my little sister Callie M. (12, right). I have been playing ND since I was about 8 years old and have every installment. In my spare time growing up, I would always reach for one of my favorite ND computer games and play for hours! At first, ND was more than a way to occupy my time; I didn’t have a sister until I was 9 years old, so in a way, Nancy was my sister. She always (indirectly) gave me the best advice and was the best role model a girl could ever look up to.
As I got older, I found that playing ND with my sister Callie was a way for us to bond. At first, she was too young to play herself, so she watched me play for hours on end, absolutely fascinated. I knew then that she would fall in love with ND games as much as I had. When I went off to college in 2011, the distance was hard on me to be away from my sister, but I knew that as soon as I returned home she would run up to me and ask if we could play ND. These moments I hold very near and dear to my heart, and I thank Her Interactive for creating such wonderful games for me to experience with my sister.
At the beginning of 2014, Callie and I hatched a plan: we vowed to play every single Nancy Drew game from start to finish together just like old times. This meant that we had to fire up the old Hewlett-Packard desktop computer as well as 3 other desktops and laptops to ensure that my old games would play, but this did not hinder us! Although I got very busy taking the test for dental school admission and applying during the summer, along with Callie going back to school, we successfully played all 31 ND games from start to finish in 2014!
I just wanted to let Her Interactive know that you still have die-hard ND fans who are growing up but who continue to share their love of Nancy with others. Thank you so much for allowing my sister and me to experience such great times together.
Fan Spotlight – Ashley V.
My sister, Shivon, and I have been obsessed with all things Nancy Drew for years. I remember in grade school going to the library with our grandma to check out Nancy Drew books. Because Shivon is 5 years younger than me and couldn’t quite read well enough, I would read the Nancy Drew mysteries to her aloud. In 2002 I remember walking into our family’s computer room and Shivon was playing a game. She told me she was stuck on some puzzle. I asked her what she was playing. She told me it was a Nancy Drew game called Stay Tuned for Danger. I was intrigued and I tried helping her with the puzzle. Since I didn’t know the context for the puzzle I was having trouble assisting. She said she wasn’t very far into the game so she suggested we start over and play together. We completed the game together as a team, each taking turns controlling the mouse while the other one took notes. We loved the game so much we went out over the next few weeks and purchased and played all the Her Interactive Nancy Drew Adventure games that had been made so far.
Since we first started playing together in 2002, a lot has changed. Shivon and I have moved away from home, completed college degrees and started jobs. One thing that has remained the same is that we always make time to play the Her Interactive Nancy Drew games. It has become a twice yearly tradition for us to play the newest Nancy Drew adventure game together. This is a special event. We usually plan for weeks what snacks we will bring. We have a designated Nancy notebook that we write clues in. We even have Nancy Drew t-shirts that we wear while playing (see attached). We make a great team and have solved all the games together. Thanks for making such fun, interesting and inspiring games. Your games have been an important part of our lives and have created a special bond between me and my sister.
Fan Spotlight – Aja
I’m a fan of Nancy, because she’s smart, kind, and brave. Her insatiable thirst for mystery is matched only by her love for helping people. I grew up on the books and still love to reread them. Nancy, Bess and George could always manage anything, from mysteries solving, to cooking, to charity work, to working on a ranch. They could get dirty, but still look fierce on a date with Ned, Burt and Dave.
When I found your games, I loved how you brought her world to life. Even in the modern setting, you keep the essence of who Nancy is perfectly faithful to the source. I own them all and frequently buy them as gifts for my friends.
Nancy shows the world that a lady can do anything she sets her mind on, and her cool head under duress shows her rationality. I have always loved her attitude and her style, and am a huge mystery fan, which is why Nancy is tattooed on my wrist (in good company with Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, and Sam Spade).
No matter how many times in life I hear “…it’s locked! ” Nancy and I know it won’t be for long. 🙂
Fan Spotlight – Darby
I’ve loved Nancy Drew since I read the first book when I was 8. I own all the games and right now, I’m working on Darby’s Guide to Nancy Drew! It’s a handwritten walkthrough to all of the games. I’ve been taking extensive gameplay notes since the very beginning but I wanted to put something more neat and legitimate together, and I absolutely love the “work” I have to put in for it 😉
Nancy Drew brings me and my friends together. Playing the new games has become a tradition. Even though my best friend and I go to different colleges now, she still comes over to play the new games with me when they come out. The games have grown with me, and I love each and every one of them for something different. They mean so much to me. I’m actually tearing up a bit writing this email. Thank you for continuing to make them– they’ve become a cornerstone of my life.
Fan Spotlight – Adèle
My name is Adèle O., I’m 17 years old and I live in Ontario, Canada. I consider myself a HUGE Nancy Drew fan. I’ve been reading the books since I was 6, and playing the games since I was 12.
I’ve learned that Secrets can Kill, I’ve found the Message in a Haunted Mansion, I’ve located the Treasure in the Royal Tower, and I’ve tamed the Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake. I’ve ridden the Haunted Carousel, I’ve braved Danger on Deception Island, I’ve revealed the Secret of Shadow Ranch, and I’ve broken the curse of Blackmoor Manor. I’ve uncovered the Secret of the Old Clock, I’ve taken the Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, I’ve survived Danger by Design, and I’ve met the Creature of Kapu Cave. I’ve found the truth behind the Legend of the Crystal Skull, I’ve fixed the Haunting of Castle Malloy, I’ve paid the Ransom of the Seven Ships, and I’ve ignored the Warnings at Waverly Academy. I’ve been on the Trail of the Twister, I’ve seen the Shadow at the Water’s Edge. I’ve played into the Captive Curse, I’ve made my Alibi in Ashes, I’ve explored the Tomb of the Lost Queen, and I’ve investigated the Deadly Device. I’ve spoken with the Ghost of Thornton Hall, I’ve discovered the Silent Spy, I’ve pieced together the Shattered Medallion, and I’ve navigated the Labyrinth of Lies.
My Nancy Drew collection consists of 26 games (plus the 2 Nancy Drew dossiers) along with over 150 books from all the different Nancy Series: Girl Detective, Nancy Drew Notebooks, Nancy Drew Files, Choose your own mystery, and, of course, the original series.
Thank you for giving me these amazing video games, and please never stop making them.
Your biggest fan on this planet,
Fan Spotlight – Caroline
I’ve been reading and collecting Nancy Drew books since I was 8 years old. They are a favorite memory of my childhood. It was always a treat when my grandmother would take me to the bookstore and buy me a Nancy Drew book. I’ve been playing the computer games since I was 9 (even though Message in a Haunted Mansion TERRIFIED ME!) Now, I’m 24 and I still read the books and play the games. But, most importantly, as a Senior in college, it was a requirement for all Musical Theatre majors to write their own show….so I wrote an entire Nancy Drew musical! Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Gypsy Robe takes place in 1968 and ultimately leads to Ned finally proposing to Nancy! I so loved getting to write my own Nancy Drew mystery! Nancy is such a role model for readers young and old! She’s the ultimate heroine!
PS: I definitely incorporated “It’s Locked!” into my script 🙂
Fan Spotlight – Jessica
I began playing the Nancy Drew games and reading the novels when I was eight years old. Nancy’s fearlessness, ambition, and vigor sparked my imagination. I was inspired to write and publish my own mystery series at 13 years old. Now, I am 20, and I have published 5 novels to date! I host book presentations and signings at local elementary schools to encourage young students and aspiring writers to keep reading and let their imaginations soar. I even teach them detective skills, such as how to analyze fingerprints and create undercover disguises! Thank you, Her Interactive, for bringing Nancy Drew to life in your games and inspiring detectives of all ages!
Fan Spotlight – Kimberlee
Hi, my name is Kimberlee and I’m a huge Nancy Drew fan! I’ve loved Nancy Drew all my life and have to thank my Uncle for showing me! I love Nancy Drew because she is positive and is constantly thinking of others, while she is sleuthing and catching crooks. I absolutely love reading, so when I have free time or I’m having a tough time in life, I read Nancy Drew or think of how she handles situations. When I read Nancy Drew books, it’s as if I’m in her world, helping her solve a mystery. The books keep getting better and better! Anyways, I collect anything that is Nancy Drew, books, bags, shoes, games, anything! I like to where my hair and clothes like her as well. I love everything about her…. she is truly great and will never be forgotten. GO NANCY!!!!
Fan Spotlight – Anna
I have been a lover of Nancy Drew ever since I was nine years old and received the first four books packaged together. I read them and was hooked. I wanted to read more, so I began buying the rest of the series. After I read those, I still craved more. I began buying other Nancy Drew series: The Nancy Drew Case Files, Nancy Drew Girl Detective, Nancy Drew Diaries, anything I could get my hands on. I found my collection growing. As I got older, I discovered the value in the vintage Nancy Drew books. I began collecting early printings of the original books; I now have at least one book from every single printing of the original fifty-six books. My ultimate goal was to obtain a rare first edition book printed in 1930 or 1931. A true 1930/1931 printing was extremely hard to find, and when I found one it was very expensive. Also, many of the books for sale that claim to be first editions are not truly first editions. Thankfully, I am knowledgeable in Nancy Drew history and printing history, so I was able to tell. After twelve years of collecting and searching, I am proud to say I finally own a 1931 first edition. I also own other vintage memorabilia such as the Nancy Drew lunchbox and board game. And, of course, I own and play every single Nancy Drew computer game. To this day, they are my favorite game to play and I look forward to the release of new games. I am proud of my collection, but I know it is far from being complete. I hope to continue collecting, reading, playing, and loving Nancy Drew no matter how old I get!
Fan Spotlight – Nathaniel
It was 2011 when I moved to Canada, before I was in the Philippines, I was very obsessed with computer games. So while I was setting things up in Canada I immediately bought a laptop, and the first game that I played was Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull. That game made me very happy and I searched for even more Nancy Drew Games. I then played Shadow at the Water’s Edge, that game made me very scared (I’m a huge fan of anything scary) but I had a lot of fun! I also bought physical copies of The Captive Curse, Alibi in Ashes and a Ghost of Thornton Hall t-shirt, which I absolutely love! I wear it and people stare at it like their amazed! My art teacher recognized it and she told me that she’s a fan of the Nancy Drew books!
I will be a Nancy Drew Fan forever! Put that on a billboard!
Fan Spotlight – Jana
I have been reading the Nancy Drew books since my mother gave me her old yellow spine volumes when I was a little girl. When the computer games started coming out, not being a gamer I was hesitant to play them, but after trying the first one I was hooked. I have always loved how brave, smart, and even sassy Nancy’s character was, and the games have stayed true to her personality. Now whenever a new game comes out, my two teenage brothers and I put on our Nancy Drew shirts, get out our detective notebooks, and spend hours in front of the computer taking turns controlling the mouse. Essentially, we throw a Nancy Drew party and have an absolute blast! Thanks Her Interactive for creating a great game series that non-gamers and hard-core gamers alike can enjoy. You definitely have something special here.
Fan Spotlight – Ashley
I’m a HUGE fan of Her Interactive, My friend and I have played your Nancy Drew Games since we were nine years old, and we continue to play each new one as they come out! I just did a photo shoot with some Nancy Drew books and thought y’all would appreciate them. My friend thought it would be cool if one of her pictures ended up in an actual Nancy Drew game like some others do. LOL Thank you for all the wonderful games, and taking the time to read our silly fan email. Ashley