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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill (Windows)

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Her Interactive website (Aug 2010):

    Nancy Drew®:
    Secrets Can Kill

    Read Between the Lines to Expose a Killer!

    A family visit throws you, as Nancy Drew, into the scene of a crime that happened only last night! Jake Rogers is dead, and a secret died with him--or did it? Roll up your sleeves and dig into an engrossing mystery that is full of places to explore, puzzles to solve, suspects to questions, danger to evade and evidence to evaluate. A wily killer may still be on the loose...so keep your wits about you in Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill!

    The orignal version (1998) will no longer be available starting on August 1, 2010, however, you will be able to purchase the newly REMASTERED version of this mystery PC/Mac game with a new ending and updated graphics.

    Key Features

    • Dust for fingerprints and inspect everything with your magnifying glass


    • Explore a high school and snoop through confidential files on the suspects


    • Discover the first Nancy Drew PC game that started the #1 selling adventure series


    • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels



    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 26, 2010.

Press Release:

    NANCY DREW'S LATEST CAPER PUTS TEENS AT THE COMPUTER
    New CD-ROM Game Gives Girls A Chance to Role-Play Their Favorite Detective



    BELLEVUE, Wash. - After 70 years and 350 mysteries, the world's most famous teen detective has leapt into the computer age with her first role-playing game. Nancy Drew - the resourceful, adventurous and independent teen who's served as role model to three generations of American girls - has come to CD-ROM in "Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill," the first in a series of Nancy Drew mystery titles from Bellevue, Washington-based Her Interactive, Inc.

    Designed for girls ages 11 and up, "Secrets Can Kill" brings computer gaming to new levels both technically and intellectually. Combining expressively animated characters in richly rendered environments, the game challenges girls to solve a murder as they role-play the part of their favorite teenage sleuth, Nancy Drew.

    While visiting her aunt Eloise in the fictitious town of Paseo Del Mar, Nancy Drew is called upon by the local high school principal to investigate a crime committed at the school. Posing as a student, Nancy explores the town, grills suspects and finds hints and clues along the way. Filled with interactive puzzles, brain teasers, hidden messages and a cast of characters straight out of the classic detective series, "Secrets Can Kill" offers countless hours of game play that will keep girls glued to the mystery.

    "We worked with a panel of girls every step of the way to make sure the content, style and game play matched what they wanted to see in a game," said Her Interactive Chairman and CEO Jan Claesson. "While their mothers will certainly find all the timeless qualities of Nancy Drew here, the entertainment value is geared specifically towards today's media-savvy teens."

    Her Interactive pioneered the girl games category in 1995 with the release of "McKenzie & Co.," the first CD-ROM title designed specifically for girls. In 1997, it also introduced the award-winning game, "The Vampire Diaries."

    "Our mission is to create products that enable girls to have fun with technology," said Megan Gaiser, President and Executive Producer. "If we can make computers more entertaining for girls, we can open the doors to technology sooner."

    Consumers can order "Secrets Can Kill" directly at www.herinteractive.com or by calling (800) 561-0908. The game is priced at $24.95, and includes two CD-ROMs, a detective handbook and a sketchbook.

    Minimum system requirements for running the game include: Windows 95/98; 166 MHz Pentium processor; 16 MB RAM; 42 MB available hard disc space; 16-bit color graphics video card; 8x CD-ROM drive; 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card; mouse and speakers.

    About Nancy Drew
    Having debuted in 1930 and still going strong in 2001, Nancy Drew is the smart, independent, gutsy, and resourceful eighteen-year-old detective who can crack 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.

    About DreamCatcher
    Started in 1996, DreamCatcher is a successful and growing publisher of PC and console
    software entertainment with mass appeal. The company is known for publishing leading
    interactive titles at an affordable price. DreamCatcher is based in Toronto, Canada. Visit the company web site at www.dreamcatchergames.com.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and publishes award-winning games that offer role-playing, mystery, and adventure that girls and women find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew series offers exciting gameplay without violence or gender stereotypes. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Jul 16, 2005.

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island Setup:

    Collect the whole Nancy Drew Mystery series!



    Read between the lines to expose a killer in Nancy's first exciting interactive mystery:

    Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill


    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Aug 23, 2004.

Box Back:
    Nancy's visit to Aunt Eloise in Florida throws her into the midst of a new case!

    Secrets Can Kill challenges you to solve a murder as you play the role of that famous teen detective, Nancy Drew! You are hot on the trail of a cunning criminal and it will take a clever mind to crack the case. Accept the ultimate challenge and solve the mystery . . . if you dare!

    Interrogate the suspects and uncover their secrets . . .
    Explore rich 3D settings with hundreds of close-up graphics . . .
    Solve over 75 cryptic codes and puzzles . . .
    Dig up clues and gather crime evidence . . .
    Solve the mystery . . . if you dare!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jan 21, 2003.

HerInteractive.com:
    A crime has been committed at the local high school and it’s up to you as Nancy Drew®: to crack the case! Look carefully in every nook and cranny for almost 200 hidden clues. Interrogate suspects and solve over 75 cryptic codes and puzzles to weed out possible suspects. Question everything to uncover the truth and catch a cunning criminal.

    The Case: A family visit throws you, as Nancy Drew, into the scene of a crime that was happened only last night! Jake Rogers is dead, and a secret died with him--or did it? Roll up your sleeves and dig into an engrossing, 3D interactive mystery that is full of places to explore, puzzles to solve, suspects to questions and evidence to evaluate. A wily killer may still be on the loose...so keep your wits about you!

    Secrets Can Kill is the first title in the acclaimed Nancy Drew PC game series from Her Interactive. This title offers three "Spy IQ" levels and lively animated 2D characters

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jan 05, 2003.

2001 Dreamcatcher Sales Catalog:
    A family visit throws you, as Nancy Drew, into the scene of a crime that happened only last night. Jake Rogers is dead, and a secret died with him - or did it? Roll up your sleeves and dig into an engrossing, 3D interactive mystery full of places to explore, puzzles to solve, suspects to question, and evidence to evaluate.



    A wily killer may be on the loose ... so keep your wits about you!

    Winner of the Good Housekeeping Top 10 CD ROM Award

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 14, 2001.

Dreamcatcher's Web Page:
    In Secrets Can Kill, solve a murder and catch the devious culprit. Place yourself in the role Nancy Drew, as you go undercover to track down the criminal using your seasoned-detective investigative skills. Secrets Can Kill has won many accolades, including the coveted Good Housekeeping TopTen CD-ROM award. Recommended for mystery buffs of all ages! Realistic characters, each with a secret to hide

    Rich, interactive, 360-degree 3D Graphics

    Built-in game hints and a ‘second chance’ option

    Three Spy IQ levels of difficulty

    Hours and hours of game play – great for individual play or for collaborative sleuthing with Mom, Sis or friends!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Oct 12, 2001.