JohnnyBDesign Online Games

Posted April 27, 2007 @ 8:35 am - Filed under: Online Games

JohnnyBDesign Online creates entertaining point-and-click games that you can play online in a web browser (requires Macromedia Flash) or as stand-alone downloads for both Mac and PC. There are currently two games available, both starring Detective Jack French.

In All Roads Lead to Paradise, a young Japanese woman is found in her apartment, dead of an apparent insulin overdose. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder?

In The Good Dr Ferrer, a brilliant and prosperous physician has been murdered, and the most obvious suspect has been killed in a mysterious car accident. Was it really an accident? Or was it murder, too?

Both episodes are delightful point-and-click adventure mystery games, with simple but well-done graphics, engrossing storylines, and quite good voice acting.

An additional episode in the series, Jack French and the 7 Dwarfs, is in development, as well as an upcoming game starring a new character, Agent Scarecrow.

Nancy Drew Coming to the Nintendo DS

Posted April 14, 2007 @ 8:41 am - Filed under: Game News

Nancy Drew and The Deadly Secret of Olde World ParkFamous teen detective Nancy Drew makes her debut on the Nintendo DS in the forthcoming Nancy Drew and The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park, a new game for the Nintendo DS from Majesco Entertainment Company.

She must unravel the mystery of missing billionaire, Thaddeus Belmont. On the eve of the opening of his new multimillion-dollar theme park, Olde World, Belmont has disappeared, and Nancy is called in to investigate. You assume the role of the teenage super sleuth and use Nancy’s detective skills to collect clues, decipher puzzles, follow suspects, sneak into areas and much more as you progress through 15 increasingly-difficult chapters.

The unique graphic novel format of the game pays homage to the classic book series that introduced Nancy Drew to the world. You use the touch screen to engage in conversation with witnesses and suspects to learn critical information for the case. You can choose the tone of the conversation, and even bribe a character if necessary. You use the stylus to access maps, inventory and tasks in Nancy’s Clue Journal.

Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde World scheduled for worldwide release for Nintendo DS later this year.