BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
"With our new Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries apps, we're melding the elements of a great mystery novel with the interactive experience of a video game to introduce a story-based gamebook," says Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive. "You're no longer just reading a Nancy Drew mystery; you're fully engaged and influencing how the mystery unfolds as you play the story. The iPhone, iPod touch and iPad provide the ideal platforms for this new game play experience with their elegant, Multi-Touch interfaces, gorgeous graphics and on-the-go portability."
In Shadow Ranch, everyone's favorite teen detective is off on a new sleuthing adventure, complete with all the twists and turns readers – and game players – have come to love in a Nancy Drew mystery. But in this app adventure, both reading and game play are critical to solving the mystery. And, there's more than one way to solve this mystery.
Nancy, along with best friends Bess and George, travel to Arizona and the rustic Shadow Ranch. But when they arrive, Nancy quickly discovers that Shadow Ranch hides a sinister past. A recent rash of ghost sightings and a series of accidents are driving customers away. It's only a matter of time before the ranch closes its doors for good. Play the story to piece together the mysterious events and uncover the dark secret before it's too late. There are items to collect, numerous hidden object and other mini-games to solve, and stories to unlock. Shadow Ranch can be read and played repeatedly to fully explore all the twists and turns.
"Nancy Drew has and continues to inspire girls and women the world over," continues Gaiser. "By introducing a modern twist to this timeless classic, we expect to see more moms and daughters, grandparents and grandkids, and mystery-lovers of any age embrace the never-give-up attitude of Nancy Drew."
The Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch App is available for $2.99 (iPhone and iPod touch) or $9.99 (HD version for iPad) from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch was developed by Riptide Games, a leading developer of games and apps for next-generation mobile platforms, including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
About Her Interactive:
Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive mystery adventures played by females, young and old. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and is the world leader in the mystery gaming category. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew games have sold more than 8 million copies. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl detective, making her one of history's longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise since 2004, unit sales of the Nancy Drew series have exceeded those of Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.
More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com or www.NancyDrewMobileMysteries.com. Find Her Interactive on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NancyDrewPCGames, or follow Her Interactive on Twitter @HerInteractive.
About Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.
Nancy Drew is a registered trademark of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Her Interactive