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Her Interactive, Pioneering Female Video Game Company, Donates Historic Archives
to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games
What do female teenage gamers want? Her Interactive has donated to the International Center of Electronic Games (ICHEG) a collection of archival materials that sheds light on the video game company’s pioneering efforts to understand and appeal to female gamers, a frequently overlooked audience in the male-dominated world of video games.

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Megan Gaiser Speaks at the Women in Innovation 2012 Conference
"After the publishers claimed games were only for males, at Her Interactive we defied conventional wisdom and created our first Nancy Drew game. Those same people told us: Make it pink and they will come. So, we ended up making un-pink games, and they came. What was our innovation that resulted in inspiring content? We knew what our audience wanted. We took the technology that had been primarily used for action-oriented, superficial experiences and brought together a strong female role model with storytelling, cultural discovery, problem-solving, wit, and humor."

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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Available in Stores Now!
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 27th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device -  and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99

"With Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device we set out to expand on the sense of danger and discovery that has always been at the heart of any Nancy Drew game," stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. "Our fans will truly enjoy this enhanced experience which includes integrated hints for the first time. This title represents another big step toward our goal of making our games even more accessible to players both new and established."

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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Now Available!
Leading video game publisher and developer Her Interactive, today announced the launch of the 26th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen -  and its immediate availability in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com for $19.99

"Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen is sure to satisfy our core fans with tons of puzzles, unique challenges and a well crafted mystery in the exotic setting of Egypt," stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. "For the first time in 5 years, we have updated the user interface for our line of Nancy Drew mystery/adventure games and the results are stunning. The updated user interface combined with the enhanced graphics has resulted in our most visually appealing game to date."

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Megan Gaiser Wins Honorary Trailblazer Award at Indiecade
IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games, has bestowed its Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement on Megan Gaiser, Chief Creative Strategy Officer (CCSO), Her Interactive. The award was presented to Ms. Gaiser at the 2011 Red Carpet Award Show Thursday, October 6, by actor Samm Levine. The Trailblazer Award honors pioneering videogame industry veterans whose careers and contributions embody the indie spirit and provide inspiration to others.

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Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes Available Now in Retail Stores!
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes -  25th Special Edition Milestone Reached in Latest PC/MAC Adventure Game from Her Interactive

"Our extremely talented development team has raised the bar in terms of graphics and storylines for this 25th special edition," stated Stuart Moulder, CEO, Her Interactive. "Our fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Alibi in Ashes since first hearing that Nancy Drew would be returning to her hometown of River Heights. I believe that we’ve succeeded in giving our loyal fans a great gameplay experience while expanding the legacy that is Nancy Drew."

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Megan Gaiser Interviewed on the Game Industry
"Nancy Drew was the original geek girl, who made being smart cool,” she reminds us. “I got excited by the opportunity to transform Nancy Drew into an inspiring and cinematic game experience."

Read the full interview now at Seattle Woman Magazine



Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse Available in Stores Now!
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse launches today for PC and Mac and is immediately available in all major retail stores and at www.herinteractive.com.

"Just like any engrossing mystery, The Captive Curse draws you in with a rich storyline and textured characters," says Megan Gaiser, Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO), Her Interactive. "Players will experience an interactive and addictive mystery game as they uncover clues and attempt to unravel this grim tale. It's the perfect case for our heroine, Nancy Drew."

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Her Interactive Establishes Dual Executive Leadership Structure
Her Interactive today announced it has created a new dual leadership structure as it expands its business into new product offerings. Starting May 16, 2011 Stuart Moulder will join Her Interactive as CEO to focus on corporate strategy and day-to-day operations. Megan Gaiser will retain her role as Chief Strategic Creative Officer (CSCO) to focus on creative direction, brand and portfolio expansion, business development and strategic partnerships.

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Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch Now Available!
Her Interactive is proud to announce its first Nancy Drew app, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Part game and part story, this interactive gamebook app lets players decide how the story unfolds as they play games and solve mysteries, both big and small.

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CEO, Megan Gaiser, interviewed by Christian Nutt of Gamasutra!
In an interview with Gamasutra, CEO Megan Gaiser reflects on years with an inspiring heroine, the ways Nancy has bridged gaps between parents and kids, and what it means to design for a role model.

She also shares info on taking the Nancy Drew games mobile, an interesting reflection of the way the adventure genre has evolved alongside the growing casual market, and how the team has addressed that audience.

Read the full Q and A interview now at Gamasutra



Her Interactive Announces Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries!
We are excited to announce our newest series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries! Mobile Mysteries are interactive novels where players will be able to CHOOSE Nancy's questions for interrogation, culprits to accuse, and her next steps. The first game takes players back to Shadow Ranch where they'll find a lost time, reign in a phantom horse, and catch a ghostly culprit.

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Check out the Mobile Mysteries website at www.NancyDrewMobileMysteries.com

Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch will be available on the Apple App store in December 2010.



Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge Preorders!
Preorder Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (PC/Mac) to receive the Special Edition which includes additional outfits for your avatar, mini-games for Nancy's cell phone, and bonus outtakes! Preorders end on October 7 and are the only way to purchase the Special Edition (digital download or boxed)!

Check out the Dress Up Challenge minigame and learn more about the hauntings at the traditional Japanese inn Nancy Drew will be staying at www.ShadowAtTheWatersEdge.com

Meet Yumi Shimizu, the eldest daughter who has gone to the city to start a more modern life, as she blogs her way through fashion, food, and cuteness.

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Preorder digital download for PC
Preorder digital download for Mac
The game will be available at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon on October 19.



Suddenly Social Interviews CEO, Megan Gaiser!
Megan Gaiser (@MeganGaiser) of HER Interactive sits down to chat with Ryan Arndt (@CertainlySocial) about the game industry, games for girls, and a bit about transmedia storytelling.

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Her Interactive's Mystery Adventure Games are the Un-Barbie of Games!
The Nancy Drew brand might be recognized by almost every woman, but the mystery games that Her Interactive creates aren't 'girly games' - they're GREAT games! The NY Post interviews Megan Gaiser about making games for girls and what's in store for Nancy Drew.



Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister Preorders!
Preorder Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister to receive the Special Edition which includes extra Pa Pennies, Sassy Detective Awards, and outtakes! Preorders end on June 16 and are the only way to purchase the Special Edition!

Check out the demo (243BM) and learn more about the Canute Meteorology department featured in the game at www.TrailOfTheTwister.com

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The game will be available at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon on June 29.



Nancy Drew on Mac
All of the new Nancy Drew games will now be available on both PC and Mac! You don't have to choose between the two systems anymore with our new technology. We're excited to bring this feature to our fans as you've been emailing and posting this on the message board for years!

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Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED
Her Interactive is remastering the first game that started the award-winning series in celebration of Nancy Drew's 80th anniversary. The rerelease will feature updated graphics, 3D animated characters, and more!

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Nancy Drew Convention
We headed down to Meritt Island, Florida to meet Nancy Drew fans for the 80th anniversary of the books. While we were there, we interviewed some fans, learned a lot of interesting information, and had a fun time! Then we brought back all the video that we took to share with our fans!

Follow our adventures


Warnings at Waverly Academy is on Forbes' List of Games Women Should Play
Women like a variety of games, but Nancy Drew games are the perfect candidate for games women should play according to Forbes Magazine. We are proud to be the pioneers for games created with female play preferences in mind.

"The game follows the adventure of detective Nancy Drew through a virtual environment, where she talks to suspects, investigates clues and solves the crime. The games have been applauded since their incarnation for promoting female characters and interest in gaming."

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Cover Redesign Contest Winners
Congratulations to Maggie, our grand prize winner for the Cover Redesign Contest, for her redesign of The Final Scene! Visit the Amateur Sleuth blog to see more winners and runner-ups!

Amateur Sleuth Blog


CEO Named One of the Top 10 Women of the Decade
Our CEO, Megan Gaiser, has been named one of the top 10 influential women of the decade by Gaming Angels

"Through her work at Her Interactive, she has helped make intelligent games for the younger female audience. Her Interactive games create the Nancy Drew series of games that are very popular. Megan works hard in both talks and through her work at Her Interactive to get more girls interested in gaming both as a hobby and as a career."
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King 5 Interviews Megan Gaiser, CEO
Megan Gaiser, CEO of Bellevue-based Her Interactive, talks to KING 5's Renay San Miguel about video games for girls and overcoming industry obstacles to her company's mission.
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Megan Gaiser Keynote Speech at Casual Connect Seattle
Watch Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive, speak about sparking creativity and creating a collaborative team environment.


Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is now available
Warnings at Waverly Academy is now available at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Gamestop, and Amazon!
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Digital download - downloads for the game are available only on Her Interactive's website
The game will be available at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon on October 13.

Her Interactive Presents "Watching Waverly" Twitter Soap Opera from 10/6-10/16
Follow the students at Waverly Academy as they update their Twitter feeds in real time describing the events leading up to the beginning of Warnings at Waverly Academy 140 characters at a time. If you have a Twitter account, follow Danielle_Hayes , Megan_Vargas, Izzy_Romero, Leela_Yadav, and Corine_Myers. If you're not a Twitter member, you may follow the story on the right column of the Amateur Sleuth blog. All of the twitter updates will be posted as they happen in 'Watching Waverly'.

Apply to Waverly Academy and receive your personalized ID card at www.WarningsAtWaverlyAcademy.com


Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger is Now In Stores
The game is available at Best Buy and Target - please call your local retailer to make sure they have it in stock!
Take a virtual tour of the Redondo Spa at www.ResortingtoDanger.com


The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks Nintendo DS Game
Her Interactive is proud to introduce their first game for the Nintendo DS and their first game featuring The Hardy Boys!
The game is now available in select stores (Gamestop, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Amazon only) and online.


See Her Interactive's President and CEO Megan Gaiser on Lifetime TV!
The Back To School Survival Guide video segment from Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" features Megan Gaiser, the President & CEO of Her Interactive. She discusses the core philosophy of developing quality mystery games that inspire girls of all ages, enabling them to become Nancy Drew and use their deductive skills & critical thinking to solve the case. Also, a mother & daughter discuss how they play the games together and how the experience strengthens their bond.

See "The Balancing Act" video now!


Announcing Warnings at Waverly Academy
The 21st game in the Adventure Series takes players to a prestigious all-girls in up-state New York where the valedictorians are receiving threats from The Black Cat!
Coming October 2009 - check out the website


Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Available
Buy the game online, download it directly to your computer, or pick it up at your nearest retailer.
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Digital download
Find out more about Dread Isle


Her Interactive Announces Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger
Nancy Drew has been a long-running game series popular with girls (and women) of all ages. Much like the books that have raised generations of girls, the games star the uber-bright Nancy as she cracks cases by solving puzzles, finding hidden clues, which drives the story forward until the end when she, invariably, cracks the case.
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Her Interactive Recommends Beacon Street Girls
The Beacon Street Girls are just like you! Meet Charlotte, Avery, Katani, Maeve, and Isabel -- five seventh graders who thought they were total opposites until one cafeteria catastrophe brought them together forever. The BSG face crushes, mean girls, mysteries, adventures, and more!
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Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses! Coming to Stores
The first game in the new Nancy Drew Dossier series, Lights, Camera, Curses! is now available as a boxed product online and in retail stores! Buy now!.
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Online web demo


Amateur Sleuth Blog and Twitter Feed
Our production intern has his own blog and will be writing about projects he's working on and life at Her Interactive.
Read the new blog

We also also going to start Twittering - posting short messages more frequently throughout the day probably in the form of cryptic messages.
Follow our Tweets

Read more about these new feature on our Dare to Play blog


Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!
For our fans that have wanted more Nancy Drew games, we'd like to introduce a new series that's Fast Fun for Busy Detectives! Armed with a magnifying glass that sparkles when you're close to clues, you'll love this new twist on Nancy Drew games (download only).
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Online web demo


The Haunting of Castle Malloy (ESRB rating: Everyone with Mild Violence)
The game is in stores and is now available for download. You can also purchase boxed product online, mail in an order form, or call us at 1-800-461-8787. The early reviews from the message board for The Haunting of Castle Malloy have been awesome, so take time to read what others are saying or post your own thoughts!
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Bodhran minigame
Demo (270MB) - right click to the link to download the file and save it to your computer (this may take a few hours). Then unzip the file and double click on the CastleMalloy.exe file to install the game.


The White Wolf of Icicle Creek for Nintendo Wii
Play The White Wolf of Icicle Creek on the TV and use the Wii Remote to interact with the wolf, cook, and explore environments. Some of the puzzles have been redesigned and you'll get to experience Nancy Drew games in a new way! More Information, Order the Wii Game.
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