From book to computer screen, Nancy Drew has done it all. With all the excitement over the new Nancy Drew game coming out called Ghost of Thornton Hall, I just pre-ordered the game! So I'm excited to get it when they ship it out! Anyway, to celebrate the release of the latest game, I want to review all of the computer games.
Let's start at the beginning, Nancy Drew is known for her mystery story books written by a ghost writer under the name of Carolyn Keene. The original Nancy Drew series began in the 1930s, and the books up to volume 34 were revised in the 1950s. The original series inspired other Nancy Drew book series; an example would be Nancy Drew Girl Detective. Along with the books, Nancy Drew was made into a graphic novel series. (Which I'll try to review in the future.)
|Here is some of my collection of Nancy Drew Books|
There are other games that includes Nancy as the main character, but weren't made by Her Interactive; which include Deadly Secret of the Olde World Park, Mystery of the Clue Bender Society, The Hidden Staircase, The Model Mysteries. All of these games are on the Nintendo DS. Again, I'll think about reviewing the games later. If you want me to or I decide to do so.
"Our vision is to be the undisputed leader in creating high quality, fun and inspiring games for girls of all ages," quoted from the philosophy of Her Interactive. The company is mainly famous for their Nancy Drew games. But the company has made other games, an example would be "The Vampire Diaries" based upon the book series. The first of the Nancy Drew games was released in 1998 called Secrets Can Kill. Now, fifteen years later, they're releasing their twenty-eighth game in the series. They came a long way.
List of games:
- Secrets Can Kill (Later Secrets Can Kill Remstered) Blog Post
- Stay Tuned for Danger Blog Post
- Message in a Haunted Mansion Blog Post
- Treasure in the Royal Tower Blog Post
- The Final Scene Blog Post
- Secret of the Scarlet Hand Blog Post
- Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake Blog Post
- The Haunted Carousel Blog Post
- Danger on Deception Island
- The Secret of Shadow Ranch
- Curse of Blackmoor Manor
- Secret of the Old Clock
- Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
- Danger by Design
- Creature of Kapu Cave
- The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
- Legend of the Crystal Skull
- The Phantom of Venice
- The Haunting of Castle Malloy
- Ransom of the Seven Ships
- Warnings at Waverly Academy
- Trail of the Twister
- Shadow at the Waters Edge
- The Captive Curse
- Alibi in Ashes
- Tomb of the Lost Queen
- The Deadly Device
- Ghost of Thornton Hall
Along with the games, Her Interactive has created merchandise that the fans can buy that can have images from all the computer games, from iPhone covers to shirts. Recently, Her Interactive sells official soundtracks of the games.
I received my first Nancy Drew game for my 10th birthday! That game was Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion. It brought me into the fabulous mystery game series that I come to love. Now I'm 21 almost 22 and I still play the games.. Each of the stories caught my interest and always made me anxious to get the next game. I'm one of those girls that always get so into the game that I have to keep playing to find out what happens next. I would always be sad when I finish the game, but get excited when I see the preview for the next game.
I'm going to to give a description and a small review of each game in their own blog post. I do have a YouTube account and I'm debating about making a play through for each of the games. What do you guys think?
Her Interactive: Main Site