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Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement

Posted By: Marian

Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 06:55 PM

You can see the info here:

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 06:59 PM

Well that was a whole lot of nothing.
How many years did it take them to make that?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 07:04 PM

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MAY LETTER FROM HER INTERACTIVE

Dear Nancy Drew Fans,

We are excited to announce that pre-orders for Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem will begin on October 1st, 2019 exclusively on HerInteractive.com. The title will officially release on November 19th, 2019.

We believe we have one of the best Nancy Drew games on our hands. A journey that will deliver on both an emotional and mysterious level as you sleuth your way through Salem, Massachusetts.

As CEO, I want to personally thank you for your continued loyalty, passion and support. We have been moving as quickly as we possibly can on this game. I’m so proud of the collaborative effort by everyone working on Midnight in Salem and I can’t wait to deliver the final product this fall.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it.

Please join us as we kick off May, by introducing “Mei Day” with a sneak peek of one of Midnight in Salem’s amazing cast of characters, Mei Parry.

We look forward to sharing more with you, including behind the scenes experiences, leading up to the release of the 33rd game in the Nancy Drew series!

Sincerely,

Penny Milliken, CEO
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 07:27 PM

This is MAY 1st, not April 1st Marian!!

So, when it says that pre-orders begin Oct 1st exclusively on HerInteractive, does that also mean the game will only be available on HerInteractive??
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 07:39 PM

In the past the download versions were exclusive to HeR Interactive for a while after release, before they were available elsewhere. That may be their intention this time as well, although I don't know for sure. I am hoping there will be a disc/boxed retail version as well as a download.

It would appear that the game description has been rewritten as well:

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Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames. The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/01/19 08:02 PM

Thanks Marian. I guess time will tell.

I installed #19 about a month ago. I guess I better get playing it.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/02/19 01:40 AM

They bought themselves another 6 months. lol
Posted By: dianne

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/02/19 04:28 AM

Nancy Drew is it well i don't know about that at all wonder if this just might be the very last one . i never thought that it would ever come out but time will tell just my thoughts on it is all. playing a Carol Reed game its only my third one many more to go . Dianne
wave2
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/02/19 07:38 AM

Seein' is believin' .... So it is said !! evil

Breath ready brated whistle
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/07/19 09:14 PM

There's a new trailer out now. A suspiciously small amount of gameplay is displayed, and it's not even clear that it is actual gameplay. Instead we see people playing the game.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/07/19 09:58 PM

Originally Posted by Mikael
There's a new trailer out now. A suspiciously small amount of gameplay is displayed, and it's not even clear that it is actual gameplay. Instead we see people playing the game.

Suspicious is an understatement.

People pretending to play a game interspersed with low-res clips from earlier Nancy Drew games, including the one they made for 2-year-olds.

Does anyone see any footage in that "trailer" that would be from "Midnight in Salem?"

I don't think they have anything close to a new game.

If you want to see a video about a fictitious game, there are way better on YouTube.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/07/19 11:34 PM

Originally Posted by Mikael
There's a new trailer out now. A suspiciously small amount of gameplay is displayed, and it's not even clear that it is actual gameplay. Instead we see people playing the game.


I am speechless. So it was an ad for Code and Clues basically.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/07/19 11:38 PM

I don't see any footage in this trailer that is from Midnight in Salem; it's all from past games. There is one voiceover that I think is from the old Midnight in Salem trailer and that's it.

I don't think this is intended to be anything but a trailer promoting the series in general, along with a composite of footage from some previous games and a mention of the title of the upcoming game.
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/08/19 02:50 AM

Yes, upon reflection, it's intended to be a trailer for the complete game franchise. But, due to the content, it makes to November release even more dubious. It often irritates me slightly that we are shown too much from a game during the production process. But this time, it's the other way around.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/08/19 02:56 AM

I definitely agree with you there, Mikael. A release date of November implies a stage of development at this time where it would seem reasonable to see something more than three seconds of a character's face and some early art that may well have been done back in late 2014/early 2015 when they had first begun working on Midnight in Salem.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 05/08/19 10:25 AM

It all continues to be just plain shocking !! duh
Posted By: Leeana

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 06/21/19 10:17 PM

was Nancy Drew #33 New Game Midnight in Salem , "Suppose" to come Out in Spring of 2019? Now it says November 2019 ...? did they delay it "Again" or was I reading it wrong ..... anyone help me I feel like Im going senile ..... Thank You smile
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 06/22/19 01:42 AM

I combined your post Leeana with the announcement thread.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 08/17/19 12:27 AM

HeR Interactive released two screenshots from the game today.

Scroll down this page until you get to the part that says Screenshots.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 08/17/19 12:57 AM

Thanks Marian!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 08/17/19 02:39 AM

i did, i they add another screenshot.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/09/19 08:39 PM



Thank you for contacting us!



We are going to release the price information for Midnight in Salem soon.



Thank you for supporting HeR Interactive and Nancy Drew Games!



-Customer Service, this what they sent me.

Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/09/19 08:42 PM

It will be interesting to find out what the price is going to be.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/09/19 09:13 PM

so will i, i will be watching.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/09/19 10:45 PM

"soon" being the operative word.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/09/19 11:10 PM

The preorder starting date is October 1st, so in this instance I think "soon" is okay to use provided it's by October 1st. grin
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 12:07 AM

I'd say that's a good bet!
Posted By: dianne

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 04:28 AM

I wont be playing any Nancy drew games I just lost intrest I would rather play a good carol reed game waitng for blacken rock and ghost virgil. Dianne
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 01:56 PM

I think there are a lot of people who feel that way, Dianne.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 05:57 PM

Yes. And I am one of them yes

Although MY loss of interest really started long ago - when "chores" began to appear in every game.
Doing chores is not my idea of having a Nancy Drew adventure.
(To my mind they are nothing but blatant "padding" 👎)
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 06:08 PM

Many of the games after White Wolf of Icicle Creek do not have a lot of chores. I remember when that trend began with the Nancy Drew games, but it did not continue indefinitely. Assuming that the rest of them are like that could mean that you missed out on some good games that you might have enjoyed.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 07:23 PM

Oh, I did carry on playing the games, Marian. I just didn't enjoy them as much frown

(Sorry .... I misled you there flowers)
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/10/19 07:26 PM

Oh, okay. That's a different kettle of fish, then. grin

(And I hope you get your Windows 7 back soon.) hearts
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/11/19 02:56 AM

Thank you. Me, too 😬

It's with my Son in Law now though, so that day does get nearer 👍
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 01:41 AM

The price for Midnight in Salem has been announced: $21.99 for the CD, $21.99 for the digital download.

Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 02:31 AM

Thanks Marian. Just available from HerInteractive still as far as you know?
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 07:16 AM

i email them to see if it included the guide.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 12:53 PM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
Thanks Marian. Just available from HerInteractive still as far as you know?


Not sure. I thought I read somewhere someone saying it would be released on Steam as well, but now I'm not sure where I heard that and it may or may not be true. Will post if I find out anything for sure.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 04:46 PM

Thanks Marian! I'll keep my eyes open too. I suppose it's probably time for me to play Ransom of the Seven Ships huh?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 05:10 PM

Probably! I thought Ransom had some of the hardest puzzles of any ND game I have played, but you might feel differently about it. smile
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 07:17 PM

When you purchase Midnight in Salem directly from our website, you will get a digital strategy guide for free.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 07:52 PM

Thanks for the info family!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 07:54 PM

I am glad to hear that, family. It's good that they will still be including a strategy guide.

I also read that there probably isn't going to be a Bonus edition - at least that is what is being said at this time.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 07:59 PM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
Thanks Marian! I'll keep my eyes open too. I suppose it's probably time for me to play Ransom of the Seven Ships huh?

I would not recommend that one.
Too much hand/eye coordination required.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 08:22 PM

Originally Posted by Jenny100
Originally Posted by oldbroad
Thanks Marian! I'll keep my eyes open too. I suppose it's probably time for me to play Ransom of the Seven Ships huh?

I would not recommend that one.
Too much hand/eye coordination required.


I have saved games at the ready, though, so all is not lost! grin
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 09:15 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
Originally Posted by Jenny100
Originally Posted by oldbroad
Thanks Marian! I'll keep my eyes open too. I suppose it's probably time for me to play Ransom of the Seven Ships huh?

I would not recommend that one.
Too much hand/eye coordination required.


I have saved games at the ready, though, so all is not lost! grin



And MaG wrote a walkthrough that I'm sure will be helpful. So far, the only time I needed a save for a Nancy Drew game was for sewing a dress. I never was able to sew it myself.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/17/19 09:32 PM

That sewing thing in Secret of the Old Clock was a problem for many. I finally got it, but it is a good idea to also have a save for it.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/18/19 05:14 PM

I remember being was stuck on the sewing puzzle myself but read somewhere that doing it at TOP SPEED, even if not accurately, would get you through it.
And it DID.
So that's how I managed to move on !! bravo
Posted By: masmirf

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/27/19 02:59 PM

Does anyone still play the Nancy Drew games? I absolutely love them! I have them all. I can't wait for the new one that will be released in October. I am back to playing them so I hope I will still be able to come here for help when needed!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/27/19 03:08 PM

I moved your post over to Adventure Game Discussions. smile

Many of us are very curious about Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem and still play the games. I have every one of them too. yes

If you order the new game from HeR Interactive, a digital strategy guide/walkthrough will be included. Our main walkthrough writer, MaG, retired a couple of years ago so there will not be a walkthrough for Midnight in Salem right away, if ever. There will be help available through the strategy guide, though, and I am sure that YouTube will have a walkthrough up rather quickly.

We still offer hints and help for the other Nancy Drew games, and we also have quite a collection of saved games if someone needs one.

By the way, preorders start for Midnight in Salem on October 1st, but the actual release date for the game is November 19th.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/27/19 11:54 PM

More information released today about Midnight in Salem including longer description of its features, two new screenshots, and the system requirements. It can all be found on this page. Scroll down a bit for system requirements, game features, and additional screenshots. According to the company, the game screenshots are not fully rendered.

It's also been confirmed that the game will have multiple endings and different crimes to investigate including arson.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 02:52 AM

Thanks Marian!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 03:57 AM

Thanks, Marian!

Ana wave
Posted By: Leeana

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 12:18 PM

counting down the days to Pre-order (going to be my preorder Halloween gift for OCT 31st Halloween Hospital Stay hip replacement ) Gift from my sister lololol cant wait smile she will be buying it for me smile
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 01:27 PM

That should make a great gift, Leeana. Best wishes for your hospital stay and for your recovery. smile
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 02:12 PM

I combined the Nancy Drew threads. No need to have multiples for the same thing.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 09/28/19 02:15 PM

Thank you, Ana. wave
Posted By: Leeana

Midnight in Salem - 10/01/19 03:20 PM

has been changed the Date yet again ..... very dis-appointed The Pre-orders start October 15 not today and the Release date is December 3rd .....im not getting my hopes up again duh
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 03:23 PM

The preorder and release dates for Midnight in Salem were just changed on HeR Interactive's website.

It now says that the preorder date is October 15th and the release date is December 3rd.

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Dear Nancy Drew Fans,

We wanted you to be the first to know that our game, Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem will now release on Tuesday, December 3rd and pre-orders will begin on Tuesday, October 15th.

During our internal and external testing of Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem, we received tremendous feedback on the game. But to fully evaluate these valuable fan insights and implement any changes, we have decided to delay the release of the new title by two weeks.

We value the trust our fans place in us and you are always our top priority. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding. In the meantime, please enjoy today’s teaser and further reveals this week.

Sincerely,

Penny Milliken, CEO


And here is the new teaser trailer for the game.
Posted By: NDLVR

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 03:51 PM

Bad news ☹️. It's been delayed two weeks
https://www.herinteractive.com/about-us/news/oct-letter-from-her-interactive/
Posted By: judith

Re: Midnight in Salem - 10/01/19 04:02 PM

Why am I not surprised.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 04:05 PM

Originally Posted by NDLVR


I just stated that in the post above yours. wink

I also posted a link to the new teaser trailer, along with other information.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 04:11 PM

Hi Leeana and judith, I merged your posts with our existing Midnight in Salem thread.

Check out my link to the new teaser trailer which was released this morning.

The company is taking a lot of heat for this last-minute decision to delay the release date. I believe that surely they must have known before this morning that the game was going to be delayed and that they should have given people a heads up about this at least a week ago. The old HeR Interactive would not have handled things in this slapdash manner.

Having said that, I think they would be better off just stating that the game will release in Spring 2020, because the game would probably benefit further from that. Not sure what all you can fix in two weeks apart from typos and misspelled words, and hopefully there won't be any of those in the final product.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 04:49 PM

Thanks for the news. At least they didn't start taking the orders and then change the release date.

Is that supposed to be Nancy's voice in the trailer?? In that small portion, I didn't care for it at all.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 04:59 PM

The company just confirmed that the voice you hear in the beginning of the trailer is not the voice of the new Nancy but rather that of another character in the game.

I honestly don't see why they couldn't have started taking preorders while changing the release date. I think that would have been better for the folks who stayed up half the night waiting to preorder (and yes, quite a few people said that they had done exactly that).
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 06:26 PM

Well, I think if I had pre-ordered expecting the game to release on a certain day and then they changed the release date, it would have ticked me off. Maybe just because it's this game that has been pushed back and back so much already. I don't know.

Even if it wasn't Nancy's voice, it just didn't seem to have the right tone or something.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 06:36 PM

You have a point there. It wouldn't have mattered to me, but I can see that it would have mattered to some people. And if they weren't made aware of the new release date, there would also be problems.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
And here is the new teaser trailer for the game.

I notice there's no actual gameplay in that trailer.

I don't believe they have any idea when the game will be ready for release.
Or if it will ever be ready at all.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 07:09 PM

I've been reading forums and social media since this announcement of the delay early this morning. Many share your view, Jenny.

If their new preorder and release dates don't hold firm, their supporters will truly diminish in number.

And I really hope some actual gameplay is shown to us in the next couple of weeks.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 07:11 PM

Which may be why they decided not to take pre-orders yet is what I'm thinking Jenny.

And, Marian, maybe I wasn't being clear at first. If they announced the delay in release but you could still pre-order, at least you know that, which does make it different than the way I was thinking it.

Anyway, I have so many Nancy Drew games to catch up on before playing this one that it doesn't make a lot of difference to ME. I do understand though that other people are waiting and waiting.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 08:13 PM

They also say that they will be releasing a full game trailer soon, but who knows whether there will be any actual gameplay in it.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 11:08 PM

little jackalope post a new post.PRE-ORDERS FOR MID: OCT. 15TH
October 1st, 2019
Dear Detectives,

Pre-orders and the official release date for Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem has been pushed out, but, only by two weeks. Read our official letter here and re-mark your calendars for October 15th to pre-order and December 3rd to release date.

Nancy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Midnight in Salem Pre-order dates

Creating a new game on a new engine with a new user interface, a new inventory, new animations, new puzzles, new navigation and more, this delay makes the most sense from our standing. MID is looking terrific, but there are a lot of things to polish and perfect to ensure a great playing experience. We don’t want the game crashing, or broken logic leaving you wondering what to do, or characters to say something that you haven’t asked them about yet, and we want you to be able to finish the game without getting blocked from accomplishing the next task on your task list.

We do apologize for the extended wait, but I can honestly say this one is the one that is worth it.

Here are a few quick FAQs:

Pre-ordering will open at 11:00am PT on October 15th, 2019
There will be a PC digital download, Mac digital download, PC physical copy, and Mac physical copy to choose from
If you pre-order a digital copy, you may download your game on December 3rd, 2019
If you pre-order a physical copy, we will ship them out on December 3rd in the order that people placed the orders
There is no BONUS Edition for Midnight in Salem
Physical copies for this game will ONLY be available at herinteractive.com, it will not be in retail stores like Target, Best Buy, or Walmart
There is a limited run of 10,000 physical copies total, and once they are gone, no more will be made
All Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem games purchased at herinteractive.com will receive a free digital strategy guide
We will not need 4 years to build the new games after MID, it will be sooner. 😉
We will have a big prize pack – which can be won by a randomly selected winner from everyone who pre-orders – stay tuned for details!
We still have some 3D environments and more 3D characters to show off in the coming weeks! Also, please enjoy this bonus teaser trailer! (We will have a bigger, official trailer later!)

Note: the part with the line “I don’t know how to explain it, but I saw something,” is the new voice of Nancy, which was the same voice actress at the end of Sea of Darkness where it teases MID “Join me in my next adventure.”
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 11:24 PM

Thanks for the info, family.

It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that the reasons they give for the game having been delayed are things that should have been taken care of weeks ago.

I knew that there would be no Bonus edition, so that comes as no surprise. What I really don't like is the fact that people who preorder a physical copy will apparently be getting the game later than those who order the download. In the past, the preordered physical copies were shipped out about ten days before the release date and just about anyone who had preordered got the game early. This makes me consider only getting the digital download. If I knew that I could download it and burn it to a physical CD, I might consider doing that, but I don't know if that would be possible.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 11:26 PM

Thanks for this info family!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/01/19 11:40 PM

you are welcome.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/14/19 09:29 PM

tomorrow is pre-orders for people who want to.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 02:43 AM

Thank you for the reminder, family. wave
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 03:33 AM

you are welcome.
Posted By: Leeana

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 12:44 PM

OOOhhh cant wait, Thank You family
Posted By: Outlast

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 06:07 PM

Just tried to pre-order Midnight in Salem at HER and the whole website is down! Guess I'm not the only one who decided not to wait. Or they could just be a bit slow in getting the pages updated.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 06:18 PM

it is up now Outlast try it.
Posted By: Outlast

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 06:19 PM

Pre-order submitted. I sure hope this game was worth the wait!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 06:32 PM

Fortunately the website wasn't down for very long. I submitted my preorder as well.

Preordered physical copies are supposedly not going to start shipping until the date of release.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 06:42 PM

Do you suppose the game will become available for download someplace other that Her Interactive at some point? I don't know if I want to bother with trying to get a physical copy but I don't think I'll want to purchase a download through them either.

I just almost ordered the physical copy but why does it try to charge you for the extended download service? Are you going to need that with the disc like so many games now? I took it off but it is still too expensive for me to buy with that shipping charge. I have to think about it some more.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 07:08 PM

This is why I only order physical copies of the games from HeR Interactive, as their extended download service is a bit of a rip-off in my opinion. I don't download games unless you have unlimited downloads of it and they do not offer that. Whether this is a decision of the company's or whether it is the decision of Digital River, it really stinks. You just need to remove the extended download option if you wish to order a physical copy.

It is supposed to be available on Steam but I don't know if that will be on release day or if it will be at some point down the road.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 07:29 PM

I hope the full game is on the disc.

Where did you see that about Steam? I searched Steam but don't see any sign of it at all. As you know, I will not be playing the game right away so I don't need it on release day.

Thanks Marian!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 07:32 PM

It is not on Steam yet. This was there a while back but nothing since then, and the release date has since been changed.

I haven't heard anyone say as yet that the game won't be on Steam, however. If I do, I will let you know.

You don't need anything besides the game CD if you order a physical-version game from HeR Interactive - it is not dependent on the internet. It has always been the full game.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 07:37 PM

Thanks Marian. That didn't come up when I searched. I guess time will tell.

"You don't need anything besides the game CD if you order a game from HeR Interactive - it is not dependent on the internet. It has always been the full game."

Yeah, they used to put out 2 games a year too.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 07:59 PM

True, oldbroad. But I am 99.5% certain that this remains the same, even if almost nothing else does.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 08:00 PM

i got the physical copy and guide.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 08:00 PM

I sure hope you enjoy the game, family. Heaven knows we have waited long enough for it!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 08:11 PM

that is the truth.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 08:29 PM

Someone from HeR said that the game will be available on Steam "later." That doesn't sound like it will be available there on the release date.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/15/19 10:31 PM

Thanks Marian. If I get it, great, if not, oh well.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 01:00 AM

Calina (Little Jackalope) from the HeR Interactive Amateur Sleuth Blog stated today that it took her roughly 15-20 hours to play through Midnight in Salem.

And now today she is saying that the game will be available on Steam on December 3rd. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 02:30 AM

can i put the guide on a disc or ubs flash drive.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 02:48 AM

Originally Posted by family
can i put the guide on a disc or ubs flash drive.


I would think you could do that, yes.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 03:04 AM

think you very much, i do not have an account.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 03:17 PM

At 11:00am Pacific Time, we are opening pre-orders for Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem! We have only 10,000 copies of the physical PC game.

Nnacy Drew Mystery Adventure Games Pre-Order Midnight in Salem

If you choose the digital games, either Mac or PC, I will be making the official DVD art insert for you to print out for free. This insert can be added to an empty DVD case for your bookshelf if you still wanted your lovely display. This PDF insert will be added to the “Downloads” tab on the MID page, once the cover art has been revealed.

Out of all the people who pre-order at herinteractive.com, we will randomly select one lucky winner to receive this single prize pack, once the game has been released.



This prize pack is currently sitting in my office, here: she said this yesterday, are we the only ones preordering.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 03:57 PM

I imagine that at this point there have been quite a few preorders.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 08:15 PM

is it going be on big fish, oldbroad can buy it there.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 08:50 PM

Originally Posted by family
is it going be on big fish, oldbroad can buy it there.


I have no idea, but in general the previous ND games arrived at Big Fish about a year to a year-and-a-half after they were released.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 09:47 PM

I'll eventually get it from somewhere family. I still have 13 Nancy Drew games to play before this one, so no hurry!
Posted By: masmirf

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/16/19 11:51 PM

The only bad part is it costs $ 5.99 to get the free download if I read it correctly.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/17/19 12:44 AM

Originally Posted by masmirf
The only bad part is it costs $ 5.99 to get the free download if I read it correctly.


I am not sure what you mean by free download? If you purchase the game, it comes with a free strategy guide - or are you referring to something else?
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/17/19 01:11 AM

$5.99 is the EXTENDED download service. Marian, you should explain this as I'm not as familiar with it.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/17/19 01:45 AM

Ah, the extended download service. I would have to reread the whole policy but it's something along the lines of the fact that you have 30 days in which to download the game and if you want to be able to download it after that, you need to purchase the extended download service (I don't remember how long that is good for). That is why I said earlier that the policy stinks. I know several people who bought games from HeR through Digital River and then their computer crashed, for example, and then they could no longer re-download the games that they had purchased because their 30 days had expired. I may be wrong about the specifics, but that will give you the general idea. Not everyone realizes that they should be putting the game installer on a USB or external drive so that they will have it in the future after the 30 days have expired.

Once you purchase a game and download it, I think the re-downloads of that game should be unlimited after that with no ifs, ands, or buts.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/17/19 02:32 AM

I wasn't sure even if you were allowed to put the installer on a USB or external drive. The only game I have downloaded from them is Odyssey - The Young Socratics which I won here at GameBoomers.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/17/19 05:17 AM

or you can wait for steam or big fish.
Posted By: masmirf

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/18/19 02:40 AM

OH NO! You mean we will get a free walkthrough with getting the extended download thing? I thought you needed to get that to get the download. CRUD!
Posted By: masmirf

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/18/19 02:41 AM

I ordered the hard copy. I prefer that in case my computer would crash so I will still have the game I can load in a new computer.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/18/19 03:08 AM

Originally Posted by masmirf
I ordered the hard copy. I prefer that in case my computer would crash so I will still have the game I can load in a new computer.


That's a good decision. The free digital strategy guide will be available to you as well - they send people an email with the link to download it when the game is close to being released.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/26/19 11:55 PM

she now says this Hello everyone, I apologize for the surprise down time with the Message Boards over the weekend. Our main web site was encountering some issues and the forums needed to be backed up as well. We are working to fix the issue, and appreciate your patience as we get this remedied.

As for pre-orders for Midnight in Salem – we still have physical copies available! The Extended Download Service (EDS) really only applies to the digital download copies. If you pre-order the digital download copy of the game, you will have 30 days from December 3rd to download. The EDS extends this allowance to 5 years. So if you don’t save your digital game to a jump drive or DVD, then this may be a good option for you.

As for payments, your debit or credit card will be checked for funds, so you may see an incomplete transaction on your bank account, but the payment will not process until the game is released. If you pay with Paypal, the charge will go through right away.

Head’s up! We will be revealing the official cover art for the game on Halloween – live on our Twitch show!

Be sure to follow us here to get the alert when we go LIVE.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 12:22 AM

Thanks family. Seems like this is information that should have been posted prior to when the pre-orders started.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 12:30 AM

she posted it October 21st, 2019
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 01:12 AM

I agree, oldbroad, that this is information that should have been readily available prior to preorders.

I will also say that I am thus far quite underwhelmed by the screenshots as well as a few mistakes/typos that I have observed in them. They do keep saying that these are not final renderings, but I would be hard pressed to understand why if indeed they are not finalized, why we would not be seeing finalized screenshots a mere 5 weeks away from the game's supposed release date. I think the graphics from their games in the 2000s look better than what I have seen so far.

Are graphics all-important to me? No. But since switching to a new engine to allow for better graphics is what they were telling us was one of the reasons for the switch, then it becomes annoying and an irritant. The graphics thus far seem like a step backward rather than a step forward. I am not expecting much at all from this game now and if I end up getting more than that, I will be pleasantly surprised. I just hope it does not prove to be an embarrassment. What I have seen so far of the actual game gives me cause for concern.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 02:56 AM

Marian, the constant "not final renderings" on a game near completion is the weirdest thing I've ever seen!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 03:19 AM

Definitely weird! I'm glad I haven't been anxiously awaiting the game like a lot of other people have.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/27/19 04:49 AM

Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre
Marian, the constant "not final renderings" on a game near completion is the weirdest thing I've ever seen!


I agree. It gives new meaning to the word "bizarre."
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/28/19 04:09 PM

players are jjust happy it is finally release, and we have the cd-rom version, the download versions players will get theirs before us, look how long it took, i just hope it is not another delay, everybody be upset.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/30/19 09:05 PM

little jackalope said this Sadly, Nancy’s room will not be featured in Midnight in Salem this time. i hate that i like her room.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/30/19 09:54 PM

I am going to be really surprised if I don't find myself very disappointed with this game in general.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/30/19 10:13 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing the comments and reviews on this game!

Marian, better not to expect too much and you very well may be pleasantly surprised!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 10/31/19 02:15 AM

i wonder how we are going do the Tutorial, since her nancy room is gone.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/01/19 01:10 AM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
I'm looking forward to seeing the comments and reviews on this game!

Marian, better not to expect too much and you very well may be pleasantly surprised!


Well I won't be expecting anything !!

After the disgusting goings on by the people at this studio I won't be buying anything more from them - this game included rolleyes
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/01/19 02:17 PM

Here is the cover art for Midnight in Salem:

Midnight in Salem Cover Art

It has been confirmed that the same person who did the cover art for this game did the cover art for most of the other Nancy Drew games.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/02/19 03:02 PM

i forgot about the guide, the tutorial is in thhe guide which i bought, i hope everyone did, i do not tthink there is a walkthrought for this game since mag retire as cheif, the only one be michael grays video one.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/02/19 03:05 PM

Everyone who buys the game from HeR Interactive will get a free digital strategy guide. For those who do not, I will be referring them to Michael Gray's walkthrough on YouTube.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/02/19 03:14 PM

thank you very much.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/04/19 09:05 PM

her interactive said this Absolutely! Midnight in Salem will have a tutorial teaching you all controls.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/04/19 09:47 PM

Good to know family. Thanks!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/04/19 10:00 PM

you are welcome.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 01:01 PM

The Steam page is up now.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 05:52 PM

dianne never said if she fix it, i guess we never know.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 06:08 PM

She also may not have looked at this thread since she last posted.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 06:41 PM

Thanks Marian!
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 09:03 PM

you are right.
Posted By: NDLVR

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 10:54 PM

I'm in the Nancy Drew Games group on Facebook and one of the other members recently went to GeekGirlCon and went to the Midnight In Salem Preview. Below is her post and I even included the pictures she posted (the post made me even more excited for the game.

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Hi all! I attended GeekGirlCon today and went to the Midnight in Salem preview. I know someone posted about it already, but here is a condensed version of things that you might be interested in (and some pics). Sorry if you already know. Overall, my opinion of the preview is that the landscape / object graphics look VERY improved. I cannot say I was impressed with the character graphics (just my opinion). Overall, it felt way different but I'm excited to try it out.

-There is a new auto save feature which automatically saves your game mid-play.

-Objects like books or manuscripts with text can be clicked on and a more "readable" text document will pop out (so you don't have to strain your eyes)

-Objects can be 3D inspected and rotated, and some have to be to find their features (like finding the back of something on a photo frame)

-Characters can follow you while you're having conversation

-There are 11 characters in this game

-You can now toggle difficulty in the middle of the game versus only at the beginning

-The layout of everything looks completely different and Nancy's voice sounds different

They took some time for questions at the end and I asked, since the wait for this one for so long, if similar waits would be the same. They said they had no timeline in mind, so it seemed possible that could be the case.



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Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 11:35 PM

Thanks, NDLVR, can you please link to the FB post so that the author can get proper credit? Thank you!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/17/19 11:40 PM

This information was also posted on the Nancy Drew subreddit. wave
Posted By: NDLVR

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/18/19 12:00 AM

I didn't know you could find a link for an individual post, which is why I copy & pasted the info before. This is the post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NancyDrewGames/permalink/2499458980168339/
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/18/19 12:43 AM

NDLVR, you can if it's a public group, but I see it's private. I just want to be sure we give proper credit when copying something someone said.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/18/19 01:22 AM

"-There is a new auto save feature which automatically saves your game mid-play."

What does this mean? Can you make manual saves wherever you want? And, if so, what purpose does this feature serve? And, if not, is this the only save in the whole game? Or, am I misunderstanding the word "mid-play" completely? (On first reading, it sounds like one save in the middle of the game, but on re-reading, it sounds like auto saves throughout the game, but only auto saves, no manual saves.)
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/18/19 01:26 AM

I believe I read that you can save the game anywhere, in addition to the above. I think it just means that there is also an autosave feature that automatically saves at regular intervals during the game.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/18/19 01:32 AM

Thanks Marian. I guess that's okay then.
Posted By: dianne

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/22/19 06:16 AM

I cant afford this new Nancy Drew game it is an out rages price something like over83.00 dollars just to ship one phiscial copy to Canada. I will wait for Ghost virgil instead. Dianne wave2
Posted By: dianne

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/22/19 09:58 PM

I had got a e-mail from them with some sort of answer but like I said its way beyond my budget to afford the 85.00 dollars or so just to send it to Canada. I just couldn't understand that at all. thanks Dianne wave
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/22/19 10:06 PM

Dianne, the game will also be available on Steam as a download on December 3rd. wave
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/22/19 10:16 PM

marian is right buy it on steam, we do not know when big fish will get it.
Posted By: dianne

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/24/19 08:11 PM

thanks maybe I will check out steam.
Posted By: LadyLinda

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 12:43 PM

That is an outrageous price for shipping to Canada.
It is costing me over $9 to ship within the US.

If you're going to purchase the download, why not support HeR and buy it there.

Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 12:47 PM

I did not suggest buying the download from HeR Interactive because I think their download policy through Digital River is very poor. I have seen folks here over the years download a game from them and then a year later try to re-download it and being unable to do so because they did not also purchase the extended download service. Not good. So as much as I agree that it's better to try to support the company by purchasing from them, in this instance I simply cannot in all conscience recommend that people do that.
Posted By: family

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 04:55 PM

lady linda, i seee people here saying that they had to rebuy the game, if you buy the download, forget to put it on something like flash drive or other and they have to reset to factory they are in trouble.
Posted By: LadyLinda

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 05:45 PM

Oh yes, I forgot about HeR's download policy. I see why you would not recommend them.
I don't do much downloading myself but I am a member of Big Fish.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 05:56 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
I did not suggest buying the download from HeR Interactive because I think their download policy through Digital River is very poor. I have seen folks here over the years download a game from them and then a year later try to re-download it and being unable to do so because they did not also purchase the extended download service. Not good. So as much as I agree that it's better to try to support the company by purchasing from them, in this instance I simply cannot in all conscience recommend that people do that.

Even if you pay extra for the "extended download service" from HerInteractive it's only for 5 years -- which is pathetic. Steam, GOG, Big Fish, Humble, Fireflower, etc. all allow you to redownload every game you have ever bought from them without any time limitations and without charging you extra.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/25/19 06:07 PM

That's right, Jenny. I can't imagine why HeR/Digital River would continue with a policy that is so pathetic. Unfortunately a lot of people have downloaded from them in the past without understanding the terms and ended up having a rude awakening later on.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/26/19 01:29 AM

The official trailer for Midnight in Salem is being released on November 30th on YouTube at 3 p.m PST.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/30/19 12:09 AM

Her Interactive just released a Podcast interview with the woman who is doing the new voice of Nancy Drew:

Nancy Drew Podcast
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/30/19 01:15 AM

Thank you for all the updates, Marian 👍
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/30/19 01:38 AM

You're welcome, Mad. smile
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 11/30/19 11:50 PM

Thanks Marian! I thought it was going to be too long to listen to as it shows 46 minutes but it only lasted 18 minutes. I had just found something I could do while listening and then it was over. lol
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 12:07 AM

And now the official trailer has been released on YouTube.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 01:52 AM

Thanks Marian! No comment at this time.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 03:50 AM

Thanks, Marian!
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 04:30 AM

There are lots of comments for the trailer now, and I have to say that I agree with most of them. However, in some way that have managed to preserve the visual profile from the earlier games, which is a good thing.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 08:27 AM

I always play series in order but am so far behind with the Nancy Drew games, I may have to play this game out of order just to see how it really is!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 03:40 PM

Last night, before I went to bed, I was reading the comments on Facebook about the official trailer. There were 500+ comments and I would say that roughly 30 to 40 of them were positive; the rest were pretty much scathing in their criticisms. This morning when I went back to read more, I found that the entire thing had been deleted/hidden. The company must have been feeling quite desperate to have done such a thing.

I see now that new comments are being posted, but as I said before, last night's onslaught of posts is gone.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 05:13 PM

Not good practice 👎
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 06:38 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
And now the official trailer has been released on YouTube.

That "trailer" doesn't really tell you much.
Only that it "looks" like a 3D game from the late 1990's or very early 2000's.

Voice acting isn't consistent.
Sometimes the characters sound OK, sometimes not convincing.
Sometimes I can tell it's Nancy talking, sometimes not.

The following are the Minimum requirements that they currently list at:
https://www.herinteractive.com/shop-games/33-nancy-drew-midnight-in-salem/

Originally Posted by HER
Operating System:

Windows 7 64-bit or later

OS X: 10.11 El Capitan or higher – Metal 1.1 capable

Windows Minimum System Requirements:

Processor: Intel Core i3 3.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM (absolute minimum – 6 GB RAM recommended)
Graphics: Intel HD 4000, 2 GB of video RAM
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Disk Drive: 8 GB storage space

Mac Minimum System Requirements:

Processor: Intel Core i3 3.00 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM (absolute minimum – 6 GB RAM recommended)
Graphics: Intel HD 4000, 2 GB of video RAM
Hard Disk Drive: 8 GB storage space


Not being "up" on Macs, I didn't know what "Metal 1.1 capable" meant, but I found this site that explains it:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/06/28/why-macos-mojave-requires-metal----and-deprecates-opengl

Originally Posted by appleinsider
Mac computers that support Metal

Metal is a graphics technology from Apple that allows the main processor (CPU) and graphics processor (GPU) to work together more effectively, providing faster and more fluid graphics performance in games and high-performance apps. These Mac computers support Metal and Metal 2:

  • iMac Pro models
  • iMac models from 2012 or later
  • MacBook models from 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from 2012 or later
  • MacBook Air models from 2012 or later
  • Mac Mini models from 2012 or later
  • Mac Pro models from late 2013

Why Mojave requires a Metal-capable GPU

Lack of support for Metal graphics is why some of the Macs that are supported in today's macOS High Sierra can't be upgraded to run Mojave. This includes 2009-2011 ("non slim") iMacs; 2010-2011 Mac minis; 2009-2010 plastic non-Retina MacBooks; and 2011 or earlier non-Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 06:58 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
Last night, before I went to bed, I was reading the comments on Facebook about the official trailer. There were 500+ comments and I would say that roughly 30 to 40 of them were positive; the rest were pretty much scathing in their criticisms. This morning when I went back to read more, I found that the entire thing had been deleted/hidden. The company must have been feeling quite desperate to have done such a thing.

I see now that new comments are being posted, but as I said before, last night's onslaught of posts is gone.


The negative comments are back from yesterday. The game looks like a step back from the ND's of 10 years ago when I was so excited for the newest release. Very sad. I have a feeling this will be the last one.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 07:49 PM

Arglefumph has done an analysis of the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJgmrwFwxs

Some people are posting that they'll wait for his playthrough
before they decide whether or not to buy the game.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 08:40 PM

Personally, I wouldn't notice half of the stuff that's being discussed about the "look" of the game. I think Nancy's voice sounds flat but I'd really need to play the game to know what I really think of it. Guess I'll have to play Alibi in Ashes first too.

Marian, maybe that book was really old and that's the spelling that was used then?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 10:37 PM

Possibly, oldbroad. That would be great if that were the case.

Ana, I am seeing negative comments on Facebook today but not the 500+ from last night.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/01/19 11:42 PM

Marian, I thought you meant on Youtube, I didn't see the comments on FaceBook.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/02/19 12:17 AM

Ah yes, I was speaking of Facebook posts, not YouTube.

Although I imagine if they could get posts deleted there as well, they would have done so by now.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/02/19 12:26 AM

lol They could close it for commenting, but so far it is still open. The comments aren't good!

Her interactive has responded to each one saying " Thank you for the feedback. We will pass it along to the team."
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/02/19 01:17 AM

I am beginning to wonder if they aren't being sarcastic in that response. I have seen some very passive-aggressive stuff with them in the past in regards to comments, and I know it isn't just my imagination.

Anyway, I drown my sorrows over in a subreddit, where most of the present discussion revolves around these recent events. After spending more time today embroiled in car trouble (which has been ongoing since the 31st of July), it provides a great escape. grin
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/02/19 01:28 AM

lol Of course it's sarcastic or at best something that is supposed to make it sound like they care. They stopped caring years ago.
Sorry about your car woes. Hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel soon. It's good to have an escape.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 05:08 AM

The whole mess that's been made of the once wonderful Nancy Drew games is disgusting in SO many ways and very, very sad ☹️

( Hope the car troubles are soon resolved, Marian 🤞)
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 05:40 PM

Thank you, Mad. I have to spend four hundred dollars today on the car. Merry Christmas to me.

Midnight in Salem is already available for download on Steam; it's been available as a download since around 7:45 a.m. PST.

I have also been informed that the digital strategy guide has 91 pages.

The game is now available to download on HeR Interactive as well.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 07:44 PM

Thanks Marian! And ouch!

It's quiet in the forum. Is everybody playing? witch
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 09:35 PM


Steam reviews: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1038450/reviews/

Some of the "thumbs up" reviews aren't actually positive. One of them actually says the game isn't working and the person is only getting a black screen with music playing in the background -- not exactly worth a "thumbs up."
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 09:57 PM

I think that review was on a mac computer if I remember correctly. I read them all already too. Some of them only played a short time and got refunds. One of them mentions having to get real close up to things like in Frogwares games which is what used to make me feel ill (having to get real close up).
Posted By: Mad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 10:04 PM

Well I won't have any problems with it at ALL because I'm not going to buy it. That company no longer deserves any of my hard earned money !! rolleyes

I'd rather support a "Starting Out" Indie developer.

[Very sorry to hear of that car expense so close to Christmas, Marian. But I know you definitely need a working vehicle in the area where you live yes]
Posted By: Marian

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 10:06 PM

Here is an article on CNET that was posted today that talks about the company and this game:

CNET article

And yes, Mad, I wish I didn't *have* to own a car - but it's an absolute necessity where I live. wave

Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 10:57 PM

Originally Posted by Marian
Here is an article on CNET that was posted today that talks about the company and this game:

CNET article

Thanks for the link.

Originally Posted by CNET
Until now, the game developers had to create entirely new assets and environments for every new game, as nothing was reusable. "The look was painterly and beautiful," she says -- but it was limiting. Midnight in Salem has been built on Unity, a gaming engine that comes with reusable assets and 3D.

So it sounds like every Nancy Drew game from now on will look much the same, with the same backgrounds, chairs, rooms, etc.

That's not a good thing. It's actually something that people complain about with much better looking games -- that they all look so much the same because they use the same assets.

EDIT --

Playthroughs are starting to appear on YouTube.
This one is from J.B. Lewis (the RHEM guy aka Chips Challenge guy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM9wy8MOJDk

He shows some of the game's graphics options in the beginning.
I wonder if there's a way to turn off the artificial background blur.

Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Nancy Drew Midnight in Salem Release Date Announcement - 12/03/19 11:56 PM

Thanks Marian and Jenny.

And, Jenny, shame lol

Well, watching that "let's play" I can certainly see the problem with the lip syncing.
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