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It starts as a conspiracy…

Nancy Drew Dossier - Trailer

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Here’s a link to the casual game I worked on for Her Interactive - “Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, camera, curses!”. It was released online last August, and has now also been released as a boxed PC game…

Phrenology - The Prototype…

When I was trying to demonstrate this game concept for Sherlock Holmes, I thought I’d make a mock-up using a sample of magnetic whiteboard that, incidentally, my wife had used in a demo for the Maxis Studios in Emeryville…

- Its a variation on the classic ‘Pairs’ or ‘Concentration’ game, only the board is constantly moving. The idea was that the ‘shape’ could be a circle, a spiral, a figure-8, ANY flowing shape… When Vinny Carrella and I came up with the concept we thought it would be a great interpretation of the ‘grey matter’ of Sherlock Holmes brain as he solved the case. Hence the term ‘Phrenology’...

- Can you imagine EXACTLY HOW MANY boxes of magnets I had to buy to get enough of each color I needed?!? A LOT!!! The house is still coming down with magnets…

Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

Follow the link to see some images I scanned from a photobook about Amelie - the movie. I found them really inspirational, in that they ‘extend’ the world of the movie into all this stuff, and really show the power of collage. I’m darned if I can remember the name of the book (its only in French) or where I put it - or I’d scan in some more. So much for my ‘Library System’...

Trailer for ‘Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks’

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‘The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks” is coming out for DS in September! Follow the link to see the trailer and a few screenshots…

Preview of Hardy Boys on DS

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‘The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks” is out this month!  Here’s a link to the game website…

Also, click into this article to see a preview from AdventureGamers.com

Hardy Boys Review

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NDS Review - ‘The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks’

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2009 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT

Hop aboard the Royal Express as the Hardy Boys take a journey to the past on a classic steam train through some of the great capital cities of Europe in the hope of discovering the secret of a lost princess and a priceless treasure hidden from the world for nearly 100 years.

- Here’s a review from WorthPlaying.com, 8/10 - I’ll take it!

Here’s a quote I just found from the GameZone Review

The game is well-designed and engaging, and it is obvious that much care has been taken with the details of the game. The graphics do an outstanding job of conveying the historical era of the European continent in the early 20th century, and the large amount of historical data in the form of newspapers and other items adds to the effect. The puzzles are interesting and varied, and they are logically integrated in the story.