I just saw on Facebook that Her Interactive is launching a Kickstarter. Why, you ask? Isn't that company raking it in already? Well, they're doing great on PC and MAC, but looking to port their full-fledged adventure games to iOS and Android. I say "full fledged," because they're already done some stripped down "casual" versions of some games for iOS, but this is the real deal.
I think this is worth supporting for several reasons. The most obvious is that if you're a nutty fan of this series like I am, then the shot at exclusive collectibles like "Koko Kringle" bars is very nice. $100 gets you a poster signed by the whole team and a custom ringtone from Nancy's actress, Lani Minella. If it weren't so broke, I soooo would've gone with this option. Sadly, I'll have to "settle" for the $50 rewards.
Like most Kickstarters, this one has a "shoot for the moon" $10,000 option. Does anybody really donate at that level? I think it's there as a joke, since it claims that Stuart and Megan will com down to your house and throw you a party.
For anyone who's been on the fence about Nancy Drew games, if you pledge $5,000 will get you a copy of every game they've ever developed. What a value! :)
I guess there might very well be some little rich girls out there who can talk Daddy Warbucks into some of these. They've got it setup to actually show you how many people have donated at the higher levels--I plan to keep an eye on that to see how these really pan out.
Oh, forgot I said "several reasons." Well, another reason is that Nancy Drew is the #1 adventure game series for the PC. Bringing it in style to iOS/Android might very well create a boom for the genre. I know there are a lot of you guys out there that would to see more adventure games, so here's a way to make that happen whether you're into Nancy Drew or not.
The third reason is simply to support the only major game company I know that targets a female audience without pandering to pink. A lot of us complain that there aren't enough games for girls. Well, here's your chance to do something about that. I'm sure that a lot of the girls in their demographic have iPhones already, so there's a really good chance of these games giving them the same positive influence the books did to their mothers and grandmothers.