1) do you want to keep playing?
2) would you play it again?
The answers to these two very important questions would be YES! Sometimes we just a 'yes' or 'not at all,' but it's important to know these things so we can make our game better. This is where focus testers come in. We don't really know if our game is fun for OTHER people... Our designers think it's fun, and in theory, it probably is, but you never know unless you take it out to the real world for people to experience.
In our focus groups, the testers to play a small part of the game and then we ask them questions about what the liked and what they didn't like. It's really important that they give us their honest opinion so we can fix things that aren't working and keep the things that are!
Is there anyone in the Seattle area that's interested in coming to Her Interactive to test the next Dossier game for us? It's a sneak peek at the new game, but you have to keep what you see top secret! If you or someone you know meet these requirements and is available the week of February 9, please email us at email@example.com with the subject 'focus groups blog'.
- lives in the Seattle area, available to come to Bellevue the week of February 9
- female, 22-55 years old
- play computer games at least twice a month
- played at least one game from these series: Mystery Case Files, Agatha Christie, Hidden Expeditions, Dream Chronicles, Azada, Virtual Villagers, or Sherlock Holmes game
- downloaded and purchased a game online in the past 6 months OR have a paid subscription to a gaming website (Big Fish, Real Arcade, Pogo, WildTangent, Shockwave, etc.)
- has NOT played Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses
AMATEUR SLEUTH BLOG
This blog is updated by our new production intern, Brandon. He's really excited to meet our fans and post things about Her Interactive, the projects he's working on, and other random thoughts. Check this blog often for updates!
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Of course, this is still a work in progress, so if you find things that are incorrect or have suggestions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We update the website often, so check back to see what else is new.
The message board and tech support pages are part of Phase 2 of this project, so we're working on matching those pages to the rest of our site. We'll have more details on the date of the switchover once we get closer. For those who want to get a head start on matching their signatures to the new design: 3C0928 is the new background color.
We look forward to lots of new and exciting things for 2009 and we can't wait to show you what else we have planned for this year! Stay tuned!