A few years ago, we started working on the Nancy Drew Dossier series and it was very different from the Lights, Camera, Curses game that was actually created. Back then, we just referred to to the Dossier series as 'casual' - meaning that it was going to be differnt from our Adventure series games, but we didn't really know how.
Our first iterration of the game had a few arcade mini-games tied together with a story and a method of putting all the clues you collected from the mini-game together. Below is the art from our very first Dossier series prototype. You'll never see this art anywhere else since the first prototype failed and the art was lost with it. It's very detailed and feels a lot like the Adventure series - too much almost.
While we wanted something that was as high quality as our current games, but this was too similar. Can you think of other places in the Nancy Drew Adventures series games that look like this paining? For bonus points, guess the artist! :)