As always, the holidays are a busy time for us here at Her Interactive. There are lots of new cases to solve, and new mysteries to tell. But this is also a time for friends and family, so we’re delighted to take a break and spend some time with the people we love. If you call the office this holiday, you might find Nancy is back in River Heights till the New Year and we’re planning on following suit. We’ll be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd, back just in time to kick-off a brand new sleuthing year!
Family isn’t the only thing on our minds. It’s also around now that we make our wish lists for the future. Many of you are familiar with this tradition of asking for presents. With all that we’ve accomplished this year, we’re hoping we’ve been good enough to receive more than a few items on our list. Luckily we’ve been told about some things we’ll find wrapped and ready for production next year.
So what wishes do we know are getting granted?
- We wished for more Nancy, of course! Nancy’s 24th adventure has already been announced, and Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse is on track to be one of our best mysteries yet! Though there’s no official launch date just yet, you can bet that we’ll be spending most of this winter season trying to uncover a few clues to this new case.
- Just like Nancy Drew, we want mystery to follow us wherever we go. So this year we asked for the chance to offer Nancy fans an adventure they could take anywhere, and with Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch you’ll be able to do just that. If you didn’t already know, we’re releasing an app for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch early next year. It’s an interactive novel that lets you solve puzzles, discover clues, and unfold the story with choices you make! Look for more information to come soon.
- We had a ton of awesome contests this year, and our wish is to top them for next year. Expect new contests and giveaways to begin early next year. We’ll be offering some wonderful prizes, from Nancy Drew games to everyone’s favorite, a chance to have you picture placed in a Nancy Drew adventure! It’s going to be a good year to be a Nancy fan.
Don’t worry, there’s definitely more to come next year, we just don’t want to spoil all of the gifts we’ve wrapped. And trust us when we say there are some really awesome surprises to be revealed.
And lastly, I’d love to extend Season’s Greetings to everyone from the Her Interactive Team. We hope you all have a safe and Happy Holiday and wonderful New Year.
One of the most important skills a super-sleuth can have is to see the important clue hidden in the rough. The Nancy Drew PC/Mac games help to sharpen your observational skills so you don’t miss anything vital to your investigation. But once you’ve found that clue, can you piece together the whole mystery? Well, we’ve found an excellent way to test your skills as a sleuth. We're teaming up with the one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious game makers, Ideal, to bring you a brand new sleuthing experience. Imagine a mystery jigsaw puzzle that contains clues to help solve a Nancy Drew mystery story. Once you’ve assembled the crime scenes you’ll need to inspect them for the right clues to discover the truth behind the case. It’s the perfect training tool for would-be super-sleuths!
To help get these crime-solving puzzles into your hands, we’re offering a special giveaway for this week only. Check out the info below for all the rules and steps to enter for your chance to win big!
To enter for your chance to win one of twenty Nancy Drew Decoder Puzzles, simply email us at HIcontest@herinteractive.com along with your name and email address with the subject line: “Decode Nancy Drew.” Entries will only be accepted electronically, no physical mail please! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59PM December 17th. We’ll randomly select 20 winners from the entrants to receive a Nancy Drew Decoder Puzzle shipped to their front door!
- Each contestant may only enter once.
- Entries must be received before 11:59PM December 17th.
- This contest is open to everyone.
- Entries will only be accepted by email
Be sure to include your contact information with your submission as winners will be individually contacted upon completion of the contest. Good luck to everyone!
Whether you’ve been following along all year, or you’re just stopping by now, you’ve got to admit that it has been a good year for mystery. We had an awesome time this year, celebrating anniversaries, re-releasing titles, and creating some great cases. Let’s do a quick review and wrap up of Her Interactive’s 2010 calendar.
80th Anniversary – This year, Nancy celebrated her 18th birthday for the 80th time. In commemoration we attended a Nancy Drew Convention and planned a few extra surprises in our releases this year. Over the course of her history, the fearless super sleuth has busted bad guys and solved mysteries in everything from books to film to games. We can’t wait to see where she’ll end up next.
Trail of the Twister – We started off the summer with an adventure out on the open plains! Nancy headed off to Oklahoma to chase tornados and culprits (we’ll let you decide which is more dangerous.) And let’s not forget the fun leading up to the release with Storm Chaser Pete’s blog and that “oh-so-addicting” Land Rush minigame!
Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED – As a special treat this year we went back and updated our very 1st PC adventure game. That’s right, Nancy’s first case by Her Interactive was re-mastered with new graphics, new puzzles, and even a new ending! To help celebrate, we even included over 30 pieces of fan-created artwork, all inspired by the super sleuth herself. We’re sure Nancy would approve of the make-over.
Shadow at the Water’s Edge – Our latest and possibly scariest title yet, Nancy’s 23rd adventure had you uncovering a paranormal plot of epic proportions. This case featured some of our most memorable characters yet, not to mention deliciously difficult puzzles, and the spookiest scenes we’ve ever made. Of course you could always take a break from the terror and design a few avatars.
Collector’s Edition Fan Favorites – With so many great titles available, we went with our instincts in this limited edition offer and left it up to the fans! We had you pick the three mysteries to include in this special offer, and your choice? Treasure in a Royal Tower (the ever-loved classic), The Secret of Shadow Ranch (which includes the very dreamy Dave), and Curse of Blackmoor Manor (one of our scariest and hardest mysteries). All in all great choices, plus it came with an exclusive journal and special collector’s tin, what’s not to love?
So what about next year? Well that’s a post for another day. Happy sleuthing!