While production is working on the next game, marketing gathers feedback about the previous game to make recommendations to the game designer for the following game. So for instance, we released Legend of the Crystal Skull in October and we'll follow up on the fan opinions in the next few weeks. The production team is currently putting the pieces together for The Phantom of Venice and game design is creating the story ND19. We all work with the game during different parts of the game's lifecycle so things don't actually happen as linearly as they appear. So if we collect data about Legend of the Crystal Skull now, it probably won't be implemented in the game until the 2nd game after its release. This is why it takes some time before customer requests are made. I assure you - we do read all of the mail you send the messages you post on the message board. We are so lucky to have such vocal fans that tell us exactly what they like and do not like about our games: it takes the guessing out of design. So please, continue to email us at email@example.com or post on the message board about the games. Oh yea, we have a survey for you to answer coming later this week.
- Police badge from the next game
- Designing a character's outfit
- Receiving the game before everyone else
- using their voice as a phone friend
- designing a Sassy Detective award
- designing a small part of the game
- game of choice
- Nancy Drew school supplies
- strategy guide of choice
- collection of books the games are based on
- Nancy Drew poster
- a book about creating a Nancy Drew game
- Picture signed by the voice actors
- exclusive wallpaper
- Game music CDs
- Sonny June art
- Nancy Drew movie
- Nancy Drew coffee cup
Those are some pretty cool ideas that I hope we'll be able to use as prizes in the future. Designing parts of games is kind of difficult logistically since there are tons of details involved, but we'll see what we can do.
We decided that the winner wins: the entire Nancy Drew PC game collection (all 17 games). It's a trivia contest, so start brushing up on your game knowledge!
Danger Wear Design t-shirts
Signed Nancy Drew games
Cameos in the Nancy Drew game
Nancy Drew books and movies
Unfortunately, we can't give away any trips to visit Her Interactive or dig up the old Vampire Diaries games, but I bet our fans will have lots of other ideas. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From what the game designers told me, the Chatty Cathy detective award is the most difficult to accomplish. Has anyone gotten this award yet?
Oh, Nancy Drew Central has a new factoid about the games.
2008 is going to be a great year for Nancy Drew fans - jut wait and see! Make sure you check this blog regularly for updates and behind-the-scenes information!
Happy New Year!