Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mystery Games in the News: Her Interactive and Big Fish Games

A couple of mystery game-related news items.

In a press release, Her Interactive, publisher of the popular Nancy Drew series of mystery games, announced their strongest year to date. "This year has been extremely gratifying for us as we have established a long-term foundation for growth by diversifying our content and platform mix, as well as significantly expanding distribution abroad," said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive.

Two PC games were released this year, Nancy Drew 18: The Phantom of Venice and Nancy Drew 19: The Haunting of Castle Malloy, both of which placed in the list of top 10 bestselling games during their first month of release.

Her Interactive's diversification this year included making the series available on the Nintendo Wii with the release of Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek and developing the first game specifically for the casual game market, Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!

In a game world dominated by World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, we're gratified to hear of the success of the Nancy Drew mystery games and look forward to many more to come. For a complete list of all Nancy Drew games available to purchase or to download, visit our website at .

In other news (of a sort), CNET profiled five sites that lead to online gaming addiction. OK, we're not thrilled with the headline, but one of the sites mentioned, Big Fish Games is our favorite site for casual mystery games (including the aforementioned Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!, available exclusively from Big Fish Games).

As noted in the article, "Big Fish Games lets visitors play hundreds of titles from dozens of developers across a wide array of genres ...[but] isn't the kind of site you'll visit for just a few minutes before getting back to work. Instead, it offers more sophisticated titles, which require more time investment." We've conveniently listed dozens of mystery-themed games available from Big Fish Games on our website at . There are also several free games available to play online listed at .

Finally, as we like to say when mentioning the subject, visit for all kinds of mysterious fun!

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1 comment:

  1. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can play any Games Online as long as you have a subscription, so you can make an account. I'll call the Counter-Strike, and I love it. You just go online and start playing with your friends for the match. You make friends fast online if you play a reasonable amount.


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