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MasterAbbott recently sat down with Jessica Chiang – Marketing Manager of Her Interactive, and newest product sponsor of Capsule Computers.  The pioneers in interactive entertainment targeted towards female gamers and whose mission is to lead the industry toward a new standard of intelligent interactive entertainment for girls.  Jessica has taken the time go through and answer in fine detail all there is to know about Her Interactive and many of it’s most popular titles. 

Bringing enjoyment and entertainment to female gaming market is fantastic and we hope that Her Interactive continues to grow bigger and bigger as more female gamers young and old are introduced to their amazing array of games.

Enjoy the interview below :

Jessical could you start off by gives us a a brief history and rundown of Her Interactive and your career in video game industry and how you have made it to where you are today.

Jessica Chiang : Her Interactive is the pioneer in interactive entertainment targeted toward female play preferences whose corporate mission is to lead the industry toward a new standard of intelligent interactive entertainment for girls. As the Marketing Manager for Her Interactive, I am responsible for overseeing the successful and timely product launches of the company’s Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys games across all platforms. I also manage the Her Interactive website and community message board, and tasked with growing the Nancy Drew PC game community through social networking, analysis of industry trends, and consumer research. Prior to joining Her Interactive, I gained valuable marketing insight and skills through internships at such leading companies as Alaska Airlines, Experience Music Project, and Wizards of the Coast. I hold a Bachelors’ degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Washington.

Question 1 – Tell us a little bit about Her Interactive.  How were they created and why ? When was it first established, and how many employees does it have today.

Jessica Chiang : Her Interactive began when a company called American Laser Games was still the leading video arcade company.  Her Interactive was a division that was born as the brainchild of the wife of the CEO.  Ultimately, Her Interactive was the only division to survive because it showed a lot of potential thanks to a game entitled McKenzie & Co. which the Company created in 1995 and sold 30,000 units – all at a time when few people believed there was a market for girls.  That success became the springboard for the next game, Vampire Diaries, which we then used as R&D for the first Nancy Drew game in 1998.  Her Interactive develops and publishes our own games and there are currently 30 employees.

Question 2 : What do you believe have been Her Interactive’s greatest challenges in creating and developing games. What sort of issues or speed bumps did the company face along the way?

 Jessica Chiang : When we first started in the industry, we looked around and saw very few games made for girls.  We were surprised, but we realized an opportunity so we created our first PC game and took it to the publishers to put on the retail shelves. All of them turned us down.

They said girls and women would not play video games because they were computer phobic. It was an unbelievable comment, and yet it was pervasive in the industry. Our tagline quickly became “for girls who aren’t afraid of a mouse”.  So, we did what any spurned entrepreneur would do – we self published on Amazon. They wouldn’t let us in the front door so we went around back. After seeing our success on Amazon, those same publishers came back to do a deal in retail. Since then, the Nancy Drew Adventure Series has sold over 7 million units with 21 titles, outselling franchises such as Myst and Harry Potter.  We hope that our games have introduced girls and women to gaming and given them a sense of empowerment.

Question 3 : For people new to gaming not aware of Her Interactive.  What sort and style of games do you have available for consumers.  Please explain in as much detail the broad range of titles available to consumers.  Are most of the Games created by Her Interactive only suitable for a specific age rating or can anyone enjoy playing Her Interactive Games.

 Jessica Chiang : We have two different PC series (Nancy Drew Adventure and Nancy Drew Dossier) for two different play styles, although both series stay true to the Nancy Drew experience where the player must solve a mystery by searching for clues, solving puzzles, and interrogating suspects. The Nancy Drew Adventure Series is a first-person perspective, point-and-click adventure game featuring fully animated characters in navigatable environments that will challenge the wits of even the keenest detective. The Nancy Drew Dossier series focuses on finding hidden clues and using them together in a logical manner. It is targeted toward busy detectives who may not have time to sit down to the more involved Adventure Series games.  There are also more arcade-type minigames, multiple endings, and hints to guide the player in the Dossier series.

In addition to our PC games, there is also Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek game for the Wii™ and our first Hardy Boys® game, Treasure on the Tracks for the Nintendo® DS™.  All of Her Interactive’s games are rated E-E10 and are wholesome games for the entire family.  Our core audience for the Adventure Series is teen girl with a very strong secondary audience of adult women.

Question 4 : What do you believe is your most popular Her Interactive game/product.  Please explain it and can it be enjoyed by people of all ages ? And What has made it such a great success ?

 Jessica Chiang : Nancy Drew: Treasure in a Royal Tower is our best selling game.  Even though it was released in 2001 our fans cite this as their favorite game because they love the story and the creepy castle.  Treasure in a Royal Tower explores the secrets of Wickford Castle, the last known hiding place of Marie Antoinette, and challenges players to find the legends the doomed Queen left behind.  This game is enjoyed by players of all ages. 

Overall the success of our games is based on storytelling and the brand.  We start off with a great mystery to hook the player, and then we lead them clues about the suspects until they reach the climax of the game.  You’re constantly gathering clues and learning more about the suspects, but you never quite know if you’ve solved the case yet, so you keep going.  The games appeal to a lot of people because they’re fun, challenging, and also wholesome.  Nancy Drew an 80 year-old brand that is loved by generations of girls and women, and coupled with a great game – you have a winning combination! Once you’ve played one game, you’ll want to collect them all.  Over 45% of our fans own all 21 Adventure Series games!

Question 5 : Do you need to have a specific level of gaming knowledge or skill to enjoy Her Interactive games.  Do Her Interactive games cater for both beginners and advanced players ?

 Jessica Chiang : Although you won’t need any level of gaming knowledge, you’ll need Nancy Drew’s signature sense of curiosity and perseverance to solve these games.  Players need to look everywhere to leave no clue unturned and no suspect unquestioned.   Of course there are puzzles and riddles that will test the player’s intellect, but that’s where perseverance is necessary and a little help from the Her Interactive Message Board can come in handy.    There are two levels of difficulty in the Adventure Series games: Junior and Senior Detective.  Junior Detective equips players with a journal to remind players of tasks they need to complete and offers slightly easier puzzles.  If you want a serious challenge, try playing on Senior Detective level.  We offer strategy guides if the player needs more help to complete the game as well. There’s also the Dossier series which ensures that the player will always know what to do next, but allows the player figure out how to get to that end result in each scene.

Question 6 : Are Her Interactive games created on all the major platforms, such as PC, XBOX, PS3, Nintendo, DS, iPhone ?  Is development of Her Interactive Games done in-house? How many software developers are employed by Her Interactive?

 Jessica Chiang : We primarily develop for the PC because our target market is females 10-16 and they usually own a PC, but not necessarily any additional consoles or handhelds.  Our research has shown that most females are still on the PC because they’re not as interested in purchasing a machine that only runs games.  We, however, created a Game Boy Advance game (Treasure in a Royal Tower) as an experiment several years ago, and we learned that our current, story-based game formula was most suited to the PC platform at that time. In the past year, we developed Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek for Wii and The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks for the Nintendo DS. 

The development of all PC games is done in-house with a team of 20.

Question 7 : The Apple iphone / iTouch is one of the biggest consumer products used worldwide at the moment for mobile gaming.  Currently are there any games available Her Interactive games for the iPhone ? And is there any plans to develop games for the iPhone in the future ?

 Jessica Chiang : We have not developed any games for the iPhone.  However, we continue to seek new avenues for growth in the female gaming market.  Although the iPhone isn’t targeted toward our audience of girls and females – the iPodTouch is very popular with tween and teen girls and there are certainly more opportunities to explore here.

Question 8 : What was the development process like in creating Her Interactive games like the Nancy Drew Series ?  What sort of research is done in creating a new and certainly a very enjoyable and challenging game for players each and every time ?  Please explain the entire process  from Storyboarding, concept art, QA etc.

 Jessica Chiang : Our process is similar to other game developers, but we have to be more efficient since we release two games a year!  Our game designers start with a theme from a Nancy Drew book and expand on the ideas, characters, and clues that are referenced in the books.  Extensive research about theme and the backstory of the game is conducted by game designers and then checked for accuracy.  We pride ourselves in providing games that are both fun and educational.  Then they build a visual map of the game flow and create puzzles that will feel organic to the environments that players will explore.  Once the designer knows all the specifics of the game, they will give art direction for environments, characters, and animation.  As the artists complete the art for the game, the scripters and developers create the puzzles and logic for the game.  Then, we send the game to our Advisory Panel and Beta Testers so they can play through it to tell us what they think isn’t fun, is too difficult, doesn’t make sense, etc.  We make changes based on their feedback as well as feedback we have received from previous games before sending the game to QA for bug testing.  As soon as QA certifies the build, we give the game to our manufacturer to replicate.  Because we release two games a year, we don’t include storyboarding or concept art as part of our process in order to meet our aggressive schedule.

Question 9 :  What can fans and consumers expect to see in terms of innovative, creative and new games from Her Interactive.  What new titles can we all expect to see in the future and on what gaming platform will they be made available on.

 Jessica Chiang : This summer we will release our 22nd game, Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister.  In this game, $100,000,000 is at stake in a competition to discover a formula to predict tornado touchdowns. But when equipment starts failing and crew members are injured, you as Nancy Drew, must join the team to keep them in the competition. Is it just bad luck that’s plaguing the storm chasers or is someone sabotaging their chances of winning? 

Then in the fall, we’ll release our 23rd game, which we’re keeping secret for now, but I will tell you that’s it going to be set in an international location.

Question 10: Finally.  What do you love most about working at Her Interactive.

 Jessica Chiang : The reason I love working for Her Interactive is because I get to interact so closely with the game designers in creating the game.  Marketing cultivates a relationship with the fans so they share their honest opinions about the games that we can then take back to design.  A lot of times the publisher and developer are two different companies, but since we self-publish, we are able to meld the best of both worlds together.  We create games that our fans want with features they request and that’s very rewarding.   We are also extremely lucky to have such a great fans who love to share their ideas with us. Our fans send us emails with feedback, leave notes on the message board, mention us in their Tweets, and even make videos about us on YouTube. Not many companies get to work with fans that are so passionate about their products!

Once again Capsule Computers would like to thank Jessica for taking the time from her busy schedule in answering these questions and informing our reader on Her Interactive, its history, its games and it’s future. 

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  • karima

    I can’t wait to see what the two newest games are going to be like!

  • Victoria Andrews

    I love curse of Blackmoor Manor. It has a creepy settings. lots of hard puzzles to solve, the location is fantastic (a big manor on an English moor), the characters are very interesting and there was a lot to do to solve the mystery.

  • Megan

    My favorite HER interactive game is Treasure in a Royal Tower because I am a huge history fan, and find Marie Antoinette very interesting. I would really love a game set during WWII or something like that, it could be very interesting. 🙂

  • Shelley L Thomas

    “computer phobic” how insulting! Proves the didn’t know ME very well! Good for you and your success story! You make me proud to call myself a fan! My now near 13 year old daughter and I have been devouring these games for the past 3 years and we’re always anxious for the next– can’t wait until summer for the next game! Thanks for your passion for creating great games… I think my favorite aspect of all the games is that we never see Nancy. That seems to keep the mystery really alive. Best of luck in all your endeavors!

  • Courtney Pickett

    My favorite HER interactive game is “Nancy Drew and the Curse of Blackmoor Manor” I enjoyed having to go through the creepy castle and exploring hidden passage ways.
    Nancy Drew games are awesome and I’ve been trying to collect them all. I really feel that I’m get that sense of adventure that I love without having to actually go anywhere.

  • ayme martinez

    I would have to say that the Nancy Drew game that I find myself playing over and over again is the secret of the scarlet hand. It was the first game I ever played in the series. I liked it because there was just so much to learn in that game, although I still have a had time playing bul. I have pages and pages filled with notes and drawings from the games, that you would think they were notes from a college course! I really do enjoy playing all the games, but i think this game holds a special spot because it introduced me to Her interactive. Thanks!

  • Alison

    😀 I Absolutly love the nancy drew games and can’t wait for Trail of the Twister! 😀 Warnings at Waverly Academy was the best one so far, but I have played them all and have most of them, but they are sooo good!

    Awesome interview! I have always wanted to meet someone from HER Interactive, and now I feel like I kind of have. 😀

    I am a part of the message boards and help people regularly. I can’t wait to help people some more with a new game! 😀

  • My favorite Nancy Drew game would have to be Treasure in a Royal Tower, and I choose that game especially because of the history that the game teaches us. It was enjoyable to learn about Marie Antoinette and I especially loved the secret passage ways that’s in the game. Also, while you’re playing the game, and when you’re learning about the history of Marie, you get the feeling that you’re actually there learning about Marie. The suspects are amazing, suspicion runs around like crazy and you’re trying to find the right key points to the mystery. Another thing I love about Treasure in a Royal Tower is how you have to get places. Like you have to go in one specific place to get to another place. (Mind you, I’m trying my hardest not to drop any spoilers)

    The suspects are awesome too, because the sexes are equaled out. Two males, and two females.(In my opinion the owner of Wickford Castle Christi Lane, Bess, George and Ned doesn’t count.) Each suspect carried a form of suspicion towards them. They had their own “keys” of suspicion, if you will. And the actions that we got to go through the game was fun too. There was suspence, a little bit of the feel of creepiness, and the feeling of just having fun and enjoying solving the mystery! Plus I like how this was the first Nancy Drew game that WASN’T suppose to be a mystery! I believe in SCK Eloise asked Nancy to go on the case, in ST4D Mattie called Eloise, and in MHM Hannah sent Nancy to the case.

    Well that seems about it! The interview was awesome and I LOVED how Miss Chiang gave us a summary of Trail of the Twister, and the little hint about the 23rd Nancy Drew game! Lastly I want to say that I am a HUGE fan of Herinteractive’s Nancy Drew Adventure Series, I can’t wait for more Herinteractive Nancy Drew Adventure Series games in the future!!

  • Megan

    My favorite is Blackmoor Manor! The parrot, Lulu, is soooo cute! And there is JUST the right amount of characters. The suspense is HUGE! And, I like that there are a lot of puzzles, but also a couple of plotlines in the story.

  • grace hedtke

    ok so i just wanted to say i love nancy drew games. Its really hard to pick my favorite nancy drew game but the ones i really like are last train to blue moon caynon, haunted carousel, shadow ranch, deception island, royal tower, kapu cave, and warnings at waverly academy. the game i would like to own is the new one (trail of the twister). and maybe one of the next games could be were nancy drew goes to isreal or china. 😀

  • E

    My favorite game is Secret of Shadow Ranch.

  • Darienne

    My favourite game is The Final Scene, and Danger By Design. I like Danger by Design because I love all the stuff about fashion plus the ability to learn a little French. I love the Final Scene because it has great secret passage ways, GREAT characters, and most of all the puzzles that aren’t too too hard but not wayy to easy. I can’t belive people had the nerve to say “computer phobic”! soooooooooooooooooooo not true! That must’ve been SOOO aggrivating! But im soo glad you were able to get these GREAT games on the market! I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL TRAIL OF THE TWISTER! I want to play it soooooooooo bad! I can’t wait to see where it will be staged in! Great interview and i hope all goes well in the future!

  • Melissa

    I always look forward to the new Her Interactive games. I’ve tried both the Adventure & Dossier series, but I absolutely love the Nancy Drew Adventure series. A favorite is hard to choose because they are all such great quality! Secret of the Old Clock was probably one of my favorites because I love that book as well. I can’t wait for Trail of the Twister, and for the mysterious #23!

    “For girls who aren’t afraid of a mouse” has to be the best tag line ever. 🙂

  • Kait

    If I had to pick favorites, I would have to list: Message in a Haunted Mansion, Treasure in a Royal Tower, Secret of the Scarlet Hand, Curse of Blackmoor Manor, Danger by Design, Curse of the Crystal Skull, Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, Haunting of Castle Malloy, and Ransom of the Seven Ships… there’s just no shortening it up.

    Basically, Nancy Drew has rocked my socks since my mom gave me the books she read when she was little (oh yeah, blue fabric covers too, pre-yellow covers.) Although I was upset when Mildred Wirt Benson stopped writing them. =/ They lost a bit of who Nancy was when the other ghost writers took over. I found out there were games when Final Scene came out. Been a fan of HER Interactive ever since.

    I can’t wait for Trail of the Twister or #23 =] I’d really like for an adaptation of The Mystery of the Hidden Window, The Mystery of the 99 Steps, or The Mysterious Mannequin.

  • Olga

    I played almost all of the Nancy Drew games except first two and I love them all. My first one was the Curse of Blackmoor Manor and couldn’t stop to play ever since. Can’t wait for the new games. I think its the best games ever: they make you think a lot and you always learn something new and exciting! I always recommend this games to all my friends and all the kids of my friends.

  • Eirinn

    I love the Her Interactive Nancy Drew Adventure Series as well as the Dossier Series. I have played quite afew of the games and maybe in one Nancy should go to China or some place all the way over there… Amazing Interview!

  • Chele

    I’m happy to admit that I am 39 and have been a SUPER fan of all things Nancy Drew since I was a little girl. First came the books, then the television series, next the movies and finally the games. I’ve played every game many times. If I had to list my top 5 favorites: 1.Warnings at Waverly Academy 2. Treasure in the Royal Tower 3. The Haunting of Castle Malloy 4. Secret of the Scarlet Hand 5. The Phantom of Venice. These are the games I go to first for a replay. I look forward to the “Trail of the Twister” with great anticipation. My sister is 35 and we both get the game and play at our own homes against each other to see who is the better sleuth. We don’t use any of the “helps” out there, we are old school and play like ND would…on her own merit. (not saying that’s wrong for others, we just like the challenge)

  • Joseph

    My favorite Her game was Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel I just loved the sounds of the amusement park and even seeing the rides as you pasted them by or even go inside of them. It almost felt like I was there. I really loved it when I got to ride on the carousel try to grab a ring. I have just got into Nancy Drew games I always wished there were more games that got you to think and try out possible solutions and fighting against urges to find how to do something online (which I have won most of the time). I still have a few games I have to finish but I will finish them. The thing I like most about the game is when you get a little side game that keeps the story moving but also has challenge so you get to try something a little different that you need to collect. All in Her is doing a great job at having game that I want to play and solve.

  • Heather S

    I like Treasure in a Royal tower

  • Tami Alveshere

    Nancy Drew all the way! I grew up reading Nancy Drew books and bought my daughter the game and we play it together all the time!!! It brings back a lot of old memories and we are making a lot of new ones!!

  • Sharon Howell

    We have played them all and can’t wait for the new ones. So far our favorite has been Treasure in the Royal Tower. It’s great to see my daughter loving Nancy Drew as much as I did at her age

  • I’ve never played any of the HER interactive games, but judging from the comments below, it seems I should!

    I do like problem solving mysteries, so sounds like Nancy Drew would be right up my street 🙂

  • Whoops, re: my previous comment, I meant comments “above”! It’s ’cause you are downunder :p

  • Tammy Welsh

    I cant wait for the ne Nancy Drew!

  • Crystal Warren

    My daughter and I play the Nancy Drews together and it’s funny that we solve puzzles differently (I’m more creative and she’s more logical) so she’d better at some and I exel at others. We don’t have the Curse of Blackmoor Manor yet so that would be the one I think she’d most like to have…okay me too!!!

  • Janice Dickson

    I think I still have all my old ND books that I read growing up. All with blue covers, of course! I so wanted to grow up to write like Carolyn Keene and can’t tell you how devasted I was as a child when I found out the truth! HA Now I have my daughter addicted to them. I was so excited a few years ago when I was strolling through Target and saw the games on the shelf. We immediately bought all we could and “caught up”. I am extremely fond of Scarlet Hand because I like the suspense at the very end. We both think you should use “99 Steps” as an anniversary release. A super long amount of game play consisting of 99 mini-mysteries/games, complete with eggs that you need to collect etc. We have tons of ideas for this one!

    Keep up the great work! We are totally addicted!!!

  • Velvet Hubler

    I think I would like to play the Nancy Drew game.

  • Rotator

    Hello!

    Actually my fav H.I. game is: Nancy Drew and the Curse of Blackmoor Manor.

    Good luck for everybody for this nice contest! 🙂

  • incphi

    Thanks for the interview. It was great hearing from Ms. Chiang. We’re looking forward to the 23rd game.

    Our favorite Her Interactive game is Curse of Blackmoor Manor. Loved the atmosphere, puzzles, and mini-games. I appreciated the darker theme, which made the game feel mysterious & suspenseful. The difficulty of the puzzles was done well. It wasn’t so easy you’d blow right through them, but also not so hard that the player(s) would be discouraged. And, the board & card games were a lot of fun to play, too.

  • This was a great interview Capsule Computers; Very informative..
    I learn a lot….how HER Interactive first began.

    Looking forward to many more interviews on Capsule Computers!

    And for that contest, I’m #30 ^_^

  • tracey rollings

    i love mystery and suspense games and by all accounts these games tick the boxes look forward to more interviews
    twitter tracey1972

  • Amanda Murray

    my favorite is nancy drew and the curse of blackmoor manor because there’s a secret slide i mean how cool is that??

  • I always believed that my favorite game would be Danger By Design. SO I was uber excited when my mother bought it for me off of Amazon!! Of course, luck being what it is, instead of getting both DAN disks, I got DAN #2 and … Secret of Shadow Ranch. Shadow Ranch actully ended up being my favorite, as I love horses. It’s acurate, scary in all the right places, and very challanging. Plus I’m a softie for the old books.

  • My favorite game is The Final Scene. I adored the setting of the old theater, and it’s one of the only games that had a kidnapping for a plot! It felt so dangerous and spooky, and really kept you hanging. Also, there weren’t too many puzzles, but there weren’t too few, and the difficulty level was very good. The characters were each very unique and I loved Nancy’s urgent interaction with them.There was plenty of snooping and sleuthing, which is what I love to do! 😉 Well. In these games at least, haha. My second favorite is Treasure in the Royal Tower, and third is Curse of Blackmoor Manor. 🙂 Rock on, HeR!!

  • meatloafbandit

    Ooh, fav ND game? It’s a draw between Secret of the Scarlet Hand, The Phantom of Venice, or Warnings at Waverly Academy. I really like those because of the history in all three, the characters, and the scenery.

  • Hannah Chafin

    My Favorite game is the Treasure in the Royal tower. I love the castle and the mysterious feel of the snow and all of the rooms you could go into. And all of the exciting puzzles like the library with the key code.

  • I would love to try the Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek for Wii . I am sure that my tween daughter & I would have a great time together playing it. I am pretty sure that I own every Nancy Drew book & there are a lot!

  • Maggie

    I’ve got to say that The Phantom of Venice is my favorite game! It was Treasure in the Royal Tower for so long, and I still adore it, but VEN just has such an awesome plot, a great level of difficulty, and by far the best minigames- I’m kind of obsessed with Scopa. I’m really excited for Trail of the Twister, and for whatever the mystery location is in the following game (I’m crossing my fingers for somewhere in Asia!)

  • JOdi B

    I would love to try Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek for Wii

  • Hannah

    Wow I have all of the Nancy Drew games… but two broke ;(

    I would have to say that my all time favorite is…

    Curse of Blackmoor manor.
    Why?

    A. it was the scariest game ever
    B. The rooms were so realistic and beautiful
    C. Food (nuff said)
    D. LouLou the very pretty bird…
    AND
    E. The interesting plot.

    Of course i love them all though!

  • LeifE

    My niece absolutely loves the Nancy Drew game. She really likes that it was made with her in mind.

  • Kathryn

    My favorite ND game is definitely Treasure in a Royal Tower. Firstly, I’ve always been a fan of Marie Antoinette – so much that I had “Let Them Eat Cake” (the famous misquote) engraved into my iPod. A game with history is fun because you learn a lot; playing a game with a mystery involving made up characters is fun as well, but with a semi-authentic plot amplifies the mystique. Plus, we got a lot of culture, between how to properly pronounce “Jacques” and the Professor. The castle was beautiful as well, which also breathed life into the “history-mystery.”
    A few close seconds are Message in a Haunted Mansion and Curse of Blackmoor manor, but maybe I’m just a sucker for those castle/mansion eerie games.

    As for a game I’d like to see…I obviously enjoy the ghostly, bygone-themed games, which is why I was surprised I didn’t enjoy Haunting of Castle Malloy. I felt that it was too packed with puzzles and finishing the game wasn’t about solving the mystery so much as it was about solving the puzzles. Same goes for Legend of the Crystal Skull. So I would like to see a game that focuses on just that: the mystery. (Not to imply that I don’t enjoy the puzzles, because I do.) Perhaps a game in Romania would be interesting; I don’t think many people know a whole lot about it, but it’s pumped up with such an intriguing background – like Vlad Dracul, the Romanian warlord off of whom Bram Stoker based his vampire, Dracula. Perhaps a game in London would be fun, too. There’s a lot you can do with that; you have the Queen, Parliament, history, British slang…
    Hope this contributes. 🙂

  • Sarah

    This is the picture I have on my desktop:
    http://www.microapp.com/exemples/nancydrew/8/images/nancy1_1024x768.jpg

    Nuff said? 🙂

  • frankcastle66

    i hope we can get enough people

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