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The original logo of Her Interactive in its Nancy Drew period. The new logo came into use in 2009.

Her Interactive is the company that makes the award-winning Nancy Drew games.

History Edit

In 1995, Her Interactive broke off of American Laser Games, determined to make games that catered to girls, as there were not enough (and, arguably, are still not) sophisticated girl games. The first two games they made were McKenzie & Co. (1995) and The Vampire Diaries (1996); the latter of these was based on a popular book series.

In 1998, the first Nancy Drew game, Secrets Can Kill, was released, with DreamCatcher distributing the games. The company was originally contracted for up to twelve games, but this was later extended indefinitely. In 2002, Her Interactive became an independent distributor, thus breaking with DreamCatcher.

For many years, Her Interactive have attempted to break into the mobile game market. A Gameboy Advance series was launched with Message in a Haunted Mansion in 2001. However, no further games were made. Attempts to launch both Wii and DVD game series were also short-lived.

In August 2012, Her Interactive put up a Kickstarter to import their latest game, Tomb of the Lost Queen, to mobile devices. However, the Kickstarter was cancelled, due to it not collecting enough money in time. Ghost of Thornton Hall ended up being the inaugural game for tablets in 2014. The Silent Spy was the next mobile project, but it was again cancelled in 2015.

In May 2015, Her Interactive laid off just about every single employee other than the marketers and put their products on an indefinite hiatus, save for the children's app Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues in May 2016. In January 2017, Little Jackalope confirmed that Codes & Clues as well as any future products would be outsourced. They also became a distributor for other products, such as The Young Socratics' Odyssey.

In December 2017, Her Interactive released a statement saying that the next Nancy Drew adventure game is scheduled to be released in Spring 2019, and that it would have the potential to be released on consoles, VR, and tablets alongside the regular PC/Mac release.

Subdivision Edit

In 2015, Her Interactive founded a subdivision called Her Interactive Kids to release mobile games aimed for children.

List of Games Edit

This is a list of games released in chronological order. For more information on the various series, look at these pages: Nancy Drew PC Adventure Series, Nancy Drew Dossier, Spinoffs

Title Release Date Platform
McKenzie & Co. 1995 PC
The Vampire Diaries 1996
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill November 23, 1998
Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger November 13, 1999
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion November 23, 2000
Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower July 24, 2001
Nancy Drew: The Final Scene November 7, 2001
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion November 13, 2001 GameBoy Advance
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand June 12, 2002 PC
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake November 16, 2002
Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel August 22, 2003
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island October 3, 2003
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch July 20, 2004
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor October 25, 2004
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock July 19, 2005
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon September 13, 2005
Nancy Drew: Danger by Design July 24, 2006
Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave October 12, 2006
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek June 8, 2007
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor June 2007 DVD
Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull October 2007 PC
The Cody Capers: Cody Pops the Case November 1, 2007
Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice July 11, 2008
Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy October 16, 2008
Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses! November 11, 2008[1] PC Download
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek December 2, 2008 Wii
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships July 14, 2009 PC
Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger! August 25, 2009
The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks September 1, 2009 Nintendo DS
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy October 13, 2009 PC
Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister June 29, 2010 PC and Mac
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered August 24, 2010
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge October 19, 2010
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch February 2011 iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse June 28, 2011 PC and Mac
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes October 11, 2011
Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen May 8, 2012
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device October 23, 2012
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall May 14, 2013
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy October 22, 2013
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall March 4, 2014[2] iPad/Kindle/Android
Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion May 20, 2014 PC and Mac
Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies October 14, 2014
Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness May 19, 2015
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues May 13, 2016 iOS/Android/Kindle
Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem TBD 2019 PC and Mac

Cancelled/Shelved Projects Edit

  • Ship of Shadows!
  • Castle Finster
  • Tomb of the Lost Queen tablet port

Her Interactive in Nancy's WorldEdit

Her Interactive has quite a presence in Nancy's world, as well:

  • Copies of The Vampire Diaries appear in the library in Secrets Can Kill and in Lillian Weiss' office in Stay Tuned for Danger. There is an ad for it in the rec room in Warnings at Waverly Academy, and an ad for a parody of it in Secrets Can Kill Remastered called The Campfire Diaries.
  • In the library in Secrets Can Kill is a book about Her Interactive and the Making of Nancy Drew, being the first indication that it is an actual company.
  • In Stay Tuned for Danger, Lillian Weiss has a mug with the HeR logo on it, as well as a rolodex with the name "Ms. Teri Gaime" on it with the Her Interactive logo. Dwayne Powers also has one of their business cards in his wallet, and the logo is present on a skateboard in the prop room.
  • In Message in a Haunted Mansion, Rose Green also has a Her Interactive mug, and Abby's book on Fortune Telling was produced by Her Interactive Publishing.
  • A Her Interactive mug once again appears in the women's dressing room in The Final Scene.
  • In Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake, Nancy mentions on her PDA that she should check out herinteractive.com since it is a keen website for detectives.
  • In Alibi in Ashes, Nancy's cake scrapbook has quite a few references to Her Interactive, and one girl is even shown holding up a copy of The Haunted Carousel, meaning that Her Interactive has turned Nancy's cases into games just as in our world. Books based on her cases are shown in the book as well.
  • At the beginning of Treasure on the Tracks, Joe mentions that some of Nancy's cases (at least Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon and The Haunting of Castle Malloy) have even been adapted into movies. 
  • All of the cases have artwork representing them, as the characters have them as their cell phone backgrounds in Alibi in Ashes.
  • In The Shattered Medallion, Her Interactive is sponsoring Pacific Run, and their logo is on a curtain in the Puzzle Palace.

References Edit

  1. As a digital download only; released physically in May 2009.
  2. Release date of the iPad port; the Kindle and Android ports were released, respectively, on April 12, 2014, and May 7, 2014.