Her Interactive, Inc. collection
This collection has been arranged into five series, with one further divided into subseries. The materials are housed in six archival document boxes.
- 1996 - 2012
- Majority of material found within 1999 - 2005
- Her Interactive, Inc (Producer, Organization)
Conditions Governing Use
3.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Her Interactive utilized its in-house “teen advisory board” to make improvements to story ideas and characters; they added varying skill levels, directive statements, and second chances to fix critical errors made during missions. Users and critics lauded smart, adventurous Nancy Drew as an ideal character and role model for girls. Games from Her Interactive were targeted at girls aged 10-15, though the games had broad appeal. Her Interactive continued their focus on creating challenging, fun, and collaborative gameplay, and they have released over 25 games in the Nancy Drew series. Her Interactive has sold more than 9 million Nancy Drew games, making it the number one mystery franchise in the PC game market.
Her Interactive has significantly impacted the computer games industry with their successful development of high-quality, creative games for girls of all ages. They did not simply package their products in pink boxes and declare them “for girls”-- they put great effort into researching what types of games and features would appeal to young female gamers. Her Interactive’s singular focus on games for girls, along with its longevity, has made it stand out from other companies.
System of Arrangement
Series I: Game production, 1999-2012
Series II: Advisory panel and focus groups, 1997-2000
Series III: Her Interactive, Inc. internal files, 1997-2011
Series IV: Awards, 1999-2001
Series V: News and publicity, 1997-2005
Subseries A: Newspaper and magazine articles
Subseries B: Video coverage
- Computer adventure games.
- Computer games
- Computer games -- Design
- Computer games -- Juvenile literature
- Computer games industry
- Games for girls -- Computer games.
- Mystery and detective stories
- Nancy Drew (Fictitious character)
- Nancy Drew (Her Interactive, Inc.)
- Nancy Drew dossier
- Simon and Schuster, Inc
- Teenage girls
- Women in Games
- Finding Aid to the Her Interactive, Inc. Collection, 1996-2012
- Julia Novakovic
- 8 May 2013
- Description rules
Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA