Her Interactive, Inc.

Moby ID: 1592

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Founded in 1995, Her Interactive began its life as "Games For Her", a division of American Laser Games located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of American Laser, their primary function was the development of "live-action" software specifically for girls. Their first title, McKenzie & Co., was released that same year followed in 1996 by The Vampire Diaries.

In 1997, the Her Interactive division secured the much-sought-after rights to produce games starring Nancy Drew, the famous teenage detective, from copyright owner Simon & Schuster. It is with this license that the company became most famous.

In an unprecedented move, Her Interactive bought out American Laser in 1999. The following year, Her Interactive sold American Laser to Digital Leisure Inc.

As quoted from the Her Interactive website:

"Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and markets award-winning interactive CD-ROM games that offer role-playing mysteries and adventures that girls and adventurous sleuths find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew series offers exciting adventure game play without violence or gender stereotypes. With years of experience developing games for girls the company will continue to identify opportunities for interactive products for girls.

Our corporate mission is to lead the industry toward a new standard of intelligent interactive entertainment for girls. By providing role-playing experiences through computer games and online media, Her Interactive's goal is to open the doors of technology to girls by making computers more appealing."

Most of Her Interactive's games have been initially released for Windows, with some ported to other platforms later. The company's first game for the Macintosh was McKenzie & Co. released in 1995. The company re-entered the Macintosh gaming market with Win/Mac hybrid release of Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister in June 2010.

Credited on 52 Games from 1995 to 2019

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Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem (2019 on Windows, Windows Apps, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness (2015 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies (2014 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion (2014 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy (2013 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: A Mystery Adventure 4 Pack (2013 on Windows)
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall (2013 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Double Dare 6 (2013 on Windows)
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device (2012 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen (2012 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes (2011 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse (2011 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch (2011 on iPhone, iPad)
Nancy Drew: Collector's Edition Fan Favorites (2010 on Windows)
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (2010 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill - Remastered (2010 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister (2010 on Windows, Macintosh)
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (2009 on Windows)
Nancy Drew Adventure Pack (2009 on Windows)
The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks (2009 on Nintendo DS)

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History +

July 17, 2009

company announces distribution agreement with Valve Corporation for its Nancy Drew games via Steam

April 14, 2009

company announces distribution agreement with Microsoft's MSN Games for its Nancy Drew Dossier Series

August 11, 2006

Her Interactive announces an agreement with Big Fish Games as a digital distributor for the company's Nancy Drew games

September 3, 2002

Her Interactive announced that they made a distribution deal with Infogrames, Inc. to distribute the two upcoming games Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Scarlet Hand and Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.

May 7, 2001

Her Interactive announced that they renewed their licensing arrangement with Simon & Schuster, the license holder of the Nancy Drew franchise. As a result of the deal, Her Interactive will produce 10 new Nancy Drew games in the following five years.

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Trivia +

Company location in June 1996:

American Laser Games, Inc.

Her Interactive division

4801 Lincoln Rd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Company location and contact info (2010):

Her Interactive, Inc.

1150 - 114th Ave S.E., Suite 200

Bellevue, WA 98004

United States

Phone: 425-460-8787

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-461-8787

Fax: 425-460-8788

Website: www.herinteractive.com

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