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Her Interactive product page (2010):

    Nancy Drew®:
    Treasure in the Royal Tower

    Follow Ancient Clues to Find Marie Antoinette's Legendary Secret!

    While snowed-in at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that's as strange as its history. The castle is a riddle, full of dead-ends and detours that hint at a legend left behind by Marie Antoinette! Solve baffling puzzles, search concealed rooms, interview evasive suspects, and sidestep danger on the hunt for a secret that the doomed Queen was desperate to hide in Nancy Drew: Treasure in a Royal Tower.

    Features

    • Hit the slopes for a ski adventure, but watch out for avalanches!
    • Learn about Marie Antoinette and her historic castle
    • Assist with housekeeping duties while snooping for clues
    • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

    Contributed by Jeanne (76261) on Dec 04, 2010.

Back & Inside Covers - Windows (US):

    Step into History as Nancy Drew on a Hunt for Royal Treasure!

    A fierce blizzard cuts a ski vacation short and traps you, as Nancy Drew, in a castle wrapped in mystery. The castle's tower once imprisoned Marie Antoinette, and her treasure is rumored to be somewhere on the grounds. But Nancy's not the only one looking for riches. In this peculiar place full of secrets and intrigue, mishaps spell danger, and more than one suspect wants to freeze Nancy's investigation in its tracks ...

    Escape Icy Peril in Pursuit of a Treasure at the Mysterious Wickford Castle

    While snowed in at Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that's as strange as its history. The castle is a riddle, full of dead-ends and detours that hint at royal legend. Pick up the thread of a long-forgotten secret in this intriguing 3D interactive mystery. Solve baffling puzzles, search concealed rooms, interview evasive suspects, and sidestep snowy danger on the hunt for a secret that someone else is desperate to discover first.
    • Two "Spy IQ" levels of difficulty

    • 20+ hours of game play

    • Lively, animated 3D characters, each with a secret to protect

    • Second Chance option - without starting over

    • Rich, interactive, 360-degree, 3D environments

    • Huge realistic castle riddled with secret halls and passageways

    • Original, high quality music and 3D sound effects

    • Built-in game hints (but only if you want them!)

    • Great opportunities for collaborative sleuthing with family and friends!

    Contributed by Jeanne (76261) on May 09, 2007.

Press Release:

    NANCY DREW: TREASURE IN THE ROYAL TOWER AVAILABLE IN RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
    Fourth Installment in Award-Winning Series Finds Nancy Unraveling
    Mysteries Inside a Castle Full of Riddles and Rumors



    BELLEVUE, Wash., August 20, 2001 - Her Interactive, a developer of interactive entertainment for girls and women, today announced the release of Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower for the PC. The mystery adventure game, published and distributed by DreamCatcher Interactive, is an intriguing interactive game where players test their wits by solving puzzles and searching rooms for clues that will lead to the resolution of Nancy Drew's latest mystery. It is the fourth game in the highly acclaimed Nancy Drew CD-ROM series and is geared toward girls aged 10 and up.

    The latest game in the series has Nancy on a ski vacation in an old castle, where her activities are interrupted by a fierce blizzard. Snowbound inside the castle, Nancy learns of an elaborate plot devised by Marie Antoinette more than 200 years ago to hide a royal treasure. Everyone Nancy encounters in her investigation is looking for lost treasures; some are searching for love, others for riches. As Nancy winds her way through beautifully illustrated 360 degree 3D environments, she begins to uncover the rich history of the lodge, as well as some mysterious events, all leading to the hidden treasure.

    Treasure in the Royal Tower offers more than 20 hours of gameplay, including new puzzle elements and activities as well as dynamic game logic with random outcomes. In addition to following a detailed, complex storyline comprised of historic events, characters and facts, players can interact with a variety of entertaining 3D characters, all with intriguing personalities wand secrets to protect. These characters add a new dynamic to the game. For instance, when conversing with the characters, players' answers directly affect the consequences and outcome of the game.

    The game is targeted at girls ages 10 and older, but players of all levels can enjoy the game thanks to two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective. In addition, help is available for players by phoning Nancy's friends Ned, Bess and George. If questions aren't answered by Nancy's in-game sidekicks , players can visit one of the online chat sessions found at www.herinteractive.com to ask for and share clues and hints with other Nancy Drew players and fans.

    Nancy Drew: Treasure in The Royal Tower has a suggested retail price of US $19.99 and carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone). The game is available through Amazon, Scholastic and other online and catalog outlets, as well as retail outlets nationwide, such as Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, and Electronics Boutique.

    System requirements for the game include: Windows 95/98, Me, XP; 166 MHz Pentium processor; 16MB RAM; 135 MB available hard disk 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
    Established 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 (66479) on Jul 16, 2005.

Press Release:

    HER INTERACTIVE WINS PARENTS' CHOICE GOLD MEDAL FOR
    NANCY DREW: TREASURE IN THE ROYAL TOWER
    Award Marks Third Time Her Interactive Product Honored By Foundation



    BELLEVUE, Wash., November 5, 2001 - Her Interactive, a leading developer of interactive entertainment for girls, today announced that its new PC game, Nancy Drew: Treasure in The Royal Tower, has received a Parents' Choice Gold Award. The award is sponsored by the Parents' Choice Foundation, one of the top U.S. organizations evaluating products geared to children. Released in August 2001, Treasure in The Royal Tower is the fourth title in the popular Nancy Drew computer game series, created by Her Interactive.

    The Parents' Choice Awards recognize excellence in several media targeted at children including toys, audio, books, computer software, magazines, videos, television programming, and video games. More than 2,000 products were entered across all categories. Treasure in The Royal Tower was chosen as a gold winner in the Software category for kids ages 10 and up. This is the third time the Parents' Choice Foundation has awarded a gold medal - its highest honor -- to Her Interactive's titles. The company's games received gold medals last fall and spring for its second and third Nancy Drew computer games called Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger and Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion, respectively. The latter, ranked 15 in sales on NPD's Intelect list of the Top 100 Childrens titles during the third quarter of 2001, outranking all of the Barbie titles for that quarter.

    "We're honored to have received this citation for the third time," said Megan Gaiser, president of Her Interactive. "The award stands for quality products that make for a positive, fun experience for kids and the entire Her Interactive team is proud to be recognized for that."

    Award winners are selected in a two-step process by committees across the United States comprised of teachers; librarians; directors of education and science museums; scientists; musicians; psychiatrists; Girl Scout leaders; guidance counselors; computer lab instructors; artists; theologians; special needs program educators and administrators; parents, grandparents, and kids. Products that are recommended by these committees are then referred to a panel of judges, who base their evaluations on a range of criteria that include production values, human values, and the extent to which the product challenges, inspires, and entertains young people.

    Treasure in The Royal Tower places Nancy on a ski vacation. She is staying at an old castle where her activities are interrupted by a fierce blizzard. Snowbound inside the castle, Nancy learns of an elaborate plot devised by Marie Antoinette more than 200 years ago to hide a royal treasure. Everyone Nancy encounters in her investigation is looking for lost treasures; some are searching for love, others for riches. As Nancy winds her way through beautifully illustrated 360 degree 3D environments, she begins to uncover the rich history of the lodge, as well as some mysterious events, all leading to the hidden treasure. In addition to following a detailed, complex storyline comprised of historic events, characters and facts, players can interact with a variety of entertaining 3D characters, all with intriguing personalities and secrets to protect. The clever player will be able to solve the mystery.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and markets award-winning CD-ROM games that offer role-playing mysteries and adventures that girls find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew series offers exciting adventure gameplay without violence or gender stereotypes. The games, published by DreamCatcher Interactive, are available through Amazon, Scholastic, and other online and catalog outlets, and through retail outlets nationwide, including Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com

    About Parents' Choice
    Founded in 1978, Parents' Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest not-for-profit evaluator of children's books, videos, toys, audios, computer software, television, and magazines. The Foundation's mission is to provide parents with information to participate wisely in their children's learning. Parents' Choice has no commercial ties, which allows it to maintain its tradition of an independent voice. Only a small percentage of entries receive any level of Parents' Choice commendation. In addition to its media reviews, Parents' Choice Foundation has initiated a number of children's literacy programs and projects, including Read to Achieve, Reading is Power, and What-Kids-Who-Don't-Like-To-Read-Like-To-Read, a book list for reluctant readers. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than 400,000 books, toys, computer software, and videos to schools, libraries, and pediatric hospitals via corporate grants and the generosity of public-spirited volunteers.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66479) on Jul 16, 2005.

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island Setup:

    Escape Icy Peril in Pursuit of a Treasure!



    Follow ancient clues to expose a castle's legendary secret!

    Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower


    Contributed by Xoleras (66479) on Aug 23, 2004.

Her Interactive's web site:
    Assume the identity of super-sleuth Nancy Drew® as she unravels the mysterious happenings inside a castle full of riddles and rumors. Pick up the thread of a long-forgotten secret in this intriguing 3-D interactive mystery by solving baffling puzzles, searching sealed-off rooms, interviewing evasive suspects, and sidestepping snowy danger on the hunt for a secret that someone else is desperate to discover first.

    The Case: Nancy's ski vacation in an old castle has been interrupted by a fierce blizzard! Snowbound inside the castle, Nancy learns of an elaborate plot devised by Marie Antoinette over 200 years ago to hide a royal treasure. Nancy begins to uncover the rich history of the lodge, and some mysterious events, all leading to the hidden treasure. When Nancy is around, there is much more to the story than first appears!

    Uncover the rich history of the lodge, as well as some mysterious events, all leading to the hidden treasure. Learn about the eccentric fellow who built the lodge and that one of the towers of the resort was believed to be the last hiding place of Marie Antoinette. Now the blizzard has locked everyone inside the castle – they’re trapped like Marie was hundreds of years ago.

    Hopefully, Nancy will be able to keep her head and solve the mystery!

    Contributed by Jeanne (76261) on Jul 19, 2003.

Dreamcatcher's Web Page:
    While snowed-in at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that's as strange as it's history. The castle is a riddle, full of dean ends and detours that hint at royal legend. Pick up the thread of the long forgotten secret in this intriguing 3D interactive mystery. Solve baffling puzzles, search concealed rooms, interview evasive suspects, and sidestep snowy danger on the hunt for a secret that someone else is desperate to discover first. Two "Spy IQ" levels of difficulty.

    20+ Hours of gameplay.

    Lively 3D animated characters each with a secret to protect.

    Rich, Interactive, 360-degree, 3D environments

    Huge realistic castle riddled with secret halls and passageways Built-in game hints (but only if you want them). Great opportunities for collaborative sleuthing with Mom, Sis and friends.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76261) on Oct 12, 2001.

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