Nancy Drew is about to step out of your PC and onto your mobile device. The launch of our newest series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is happening tomorrow, and you can be the first of your friends to take a classic mystery adventure anywhere!
We’ve already seen trailers, contests, and old radio shows in preparation for this launch, but what do we really know about Shadow Ranch? The story is loosely based off of the best-selling book, and fan-favorite PC game, Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch. The adventure takes place at the legendary ranch, but the mystery is a new experience, unlike any you’ve played before. We’ve added familiar characters and events, but you’ll be tackling brand new cases and solving a bigger mystery than you can possibly imagine.
If you’ve been following along on Twitter, you’ll have heard more than a fair-share of features about the game, but what does “story-based game-book” really mean… Well, you’ll get to be an active participant in a Nancy Drew novel. You read the story and play fun mini-games and make important choices for Nancy along the way. But if you’re afraid that this game is too much “book” for you, rest assured that we’ve added plenty of fantastic features for you to enjoy. Check out just a few below:
· With a full musical score you’ll be in the perfect mood for mystery.
· Classic Nancy Drew images are scattered throughout the game.
· Discover and earn unlock-able content.
· Make your way through twisting mazes.
· Find all the missing pieces in the hidden-object puzzles.
· Race horses in a fast-paced mini-game.
· Multiple profiles for multiple readers, allowing everyone to bookmark their spot.
· Images play music and sounds when tapped.
· Solve the mysteries with Nancy’s besties: Bess and George.
That’s a ton of features! …And that’s not all, you’ll have to ‘Play the Story’ if you want to discover all that’s in store. Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch is available for the iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod Touch® tomorrow, only at the iTunes App Store. Be the first to download Nancy’s newest case!
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day! It’s the perfect day to tell that special someone just how you feel. Plus it is great time to send a few Valentine’s messages to friends and family. Of course sometimes there’s a secret admirer sending you love notes, and nothing creates a better mystery than romance! All along her adventures, Nancy has dealt with scary villains, creepy monsters, and spooky ghosts, but what about love?
Of course! Nancy has seen her fair share of romance and adventure during cases. The Phantom of Venice takes place in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice, and Nancy encounters an admirer bent on winning her affections. Love-struck Colin Baxter offers up gifts and awkward compliments while Nancy attempts to uncover a ring of daring heists. But romance doesn’t always require exotic cities and dashing English accents, in fact, a stay on a haunted ranch in Arizona can set the right mood. In The Secret of Shadow Ranch, a starlit sky was the perfect place to find a chance for love, and Dave Gregory was certainly charming enough to try. But Nancy’s heart has already been set, and her sights were on solving the mystery behind a ghostly horse.
Nancy has the undying adoration of Ned Nickerson. And while Ned may never take the forefront in any PC adventure, he’s always been there to provide just the right support for a clue-less detective. And through it all, Nancy remains steadfast and true to her hometown sweetheart even after the flirtations of a few not-so-secret admirers. Ned was even sweet enough to make her a special Valentine’s Day card for yesterday.
Love is all around, especially for super-sleuths! If you missed your chance to send Valentine’s wishes yesterday, don’t forget that you can always tell someone that you care, any day of the year. I guarantee they’ll love you for it. <3
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries is launching at the end of the month and Nancy will be making her debut on some of the latest-and-greatest technology available. You could say this has made us a little crazy for fancy gadgets. So we’ve been thinking about how new technology can be a big help in solving really tough cases. Nancy has met quite a few characters that were all too happy to share their love of technology, and have been a huge help in cracking tough cases. We’ve come up with a short-list of some extra helpful techno-crazed people that Nancy’s encountered over the years.
Rentaro Aihara from Shadow at the Water’s Edge is a quirky, lovable technophile who’s always building something or trying out the latest gadget. He’s more than happy to let Nancy barrow his digital recorder or give her the scoop on his current ‘Do-It-Yourself’ projects. Unfortunately Rentaro’s relationship with technology seems a bit rocky, as it always seems to be breaking or malfunctioning when he’s around.
In Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger, George is more than happy to provide Nancy with a bomb-sniffing device to help her track down a mischievous prank-bomber. But this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding George’s fascination with cool gadgets. Nancy’s bestie is always finding an excuse to try out, check out, or use the latest inventions. More than once, George’s techno-obsession has helped lead to a break in the case.
Some jobs require you to stay up-to-date with the newest technology, take John Grey, Paranormal Investigator from Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon. His ghost hunting equipment represents some of the most recent innovations in tech, and he’ll need it if he’s going to get some tangible proof of ghosts! Nancy may be a skeptic, but she’s more than happy to use these fancy gadgets to help her track down the most elusive of criminals.
And who could forget Krolmeister! This technology giant has appeared in too many games to count. With gadgets, gizmos, and thingamajigs for every walk of life, Krolmeister tech can be found around the globe and doing everything from shooting salads at high velocity, to large-format printers for fashion designers, or even bat detectors for the avid cave explorer. If it exists, there’s probably a Krolmeister version available for purchase.
With all these technophiles and all the help they’ve given Nancy over the years, who wouldn’t be excited to embrace the newest gadgets and gizmos. We certain Nancy’s going to be right at home on the newest technology. Are you excited to experience a Nancy Drew mystery on your mobile device?
The Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch launch is almost here, and we’re excited to be bringing our favorite super-sleuth to the mobile movement! We’ve been making PC/Mac Adventure games for over 10 years now, and while there have been a few forays into the unknown (Wii, DS, etc.) we’ve never staked our claim like we are now, with a whole new series. Our games have been traditionally only been played in homes, schools, and libraries around the world, but soon you’ll be able to experience a great Nancy Drew mystery no matter where you are; on the bus to school, sitting in the park, or even relaxing on the couch at home! With an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch you’ll be able to play as Nancy anywhere!
But what is it?
Well, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries is a story-based gamebook that lets players choose their own path through an epic mystery all while solving puzzles and playing addicting minigames. You’ll be reading a Nancy Drew mystery and choosing what the super-sleuth does and says at critical points in the story; all while interacting with images, words, puzzles and more! And for this first game we’ve used the setting from one of our most popular games, Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch! Though it may have a similar title, this game is a whole new mystery for you to experience in the majestic and haunting desert ranch, plus you might just run into a few familiar and much-loved characters. We’ll be releasing new gameplay information and little content tidbits all month long on our Twitter page and via Facebook. We’ve also updated the product page for Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch with the latest information. Check it out now!
What could be better than Nancy-on-the-go?