Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hacktastic Busy Days!

Where did the day go yesterday? And the post? Yikes, you know what that means? We've been busy! Here's what we've been focusing on:

- Secret meetings about the next game
- Focus groups on puzzles
- The news we launched on Facebook about us doing a Kickstarter campaign!!
- Hacky sack


Oh hacky sack! Remember in last week's post how I mentioned "Fun in the Sun"? Well this is what I was hinting at: Phoenix uploaded a new video to YouTube featuring...what else? Members of the Her Interactive team having fun out in the sun playing hacky sack! Watch it now on our YouTube Channel! (And yes, I am out there too. XD).

As for the weekend puzzle, I suppose I was being a little mean, but I made it tough because there is a little reward to the answer: secret knowledge! The keys are from several games, so if you hadn't played the game, chances are you wouldn't recognize it. But I am proud of you all for helping each other out on the Message Boards here! :D

To solve this, first identify all of the keys by the game they were in.
Answers:
1. [The Creature of Kapu Cave]
2. [Secret of the Old Clock]
3. [Shadow at the Water's Edge]
4. [Ransom of the Seven Ships]
5. [The Captive Curse]
6. [The Haunting of Castle Malloy]
7. [Warnings at Waverly Academy]
8. [Secrets Can Kill Remastered]
9. [Trail of the Twister]
10. [Tomb of the Lost Queen]
11. [Message in a Haunted Mansion]
12. [Treasure in the Royal Tower]
13. [The White Wolf of Icicle Creek]
14. [Alibi in Ashes]
15. [Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake]
16. [Tomb of the Lost Queen]
17. [Danger by Design]
Then count (using the number provided) the letters in that game title to get a letter. Your end answer is this: [Creepy animal in DED].

13 comments:

Future HeR Animator said...

I loved that Hackysack video! And I loved your antlers! :) I've got to get me some this Christmas:)
Ooo!!! Loved the puzzle answer!
Hmmm.... I love a lot of things.... Lol!

Anonymous said...

Creepy animal. My mind is wondering something horrible. Example,Fangs,tons of fur,warewolf look,creepy growl...Oooh! I can't wait to see what it is.

From me,
Silvertongue.

Anonymous said...

LoL! I wanna come play with you guys. But if I were out there,until I get into practice,I'd have those feathers of shame for sure. ;)

From me,
Silvertongue.

Katie said...

I was wondering if you could do a birthday shout out for me? It would be really special! I will be turning 15 on July 22.

Hannah said...

I have friends in Washington and they never told me that hacky sack was popular there! Or is it just a Her Interactive team thing??

Oh and Little Jackalope, I have a few questions not related to this post... who were Novel_Sleuth and AS those who ran this blog before you did? Are they still around there? Or did you take their place? OR has it been you all along but you came up with a much cleverer name for yourself?

It was real fun watching you guys play... thank you for sharing that with us. No wonder you guys are able to put so much 'fun' into the games! You're not just office people yourselves... you're much more than that!

-Hannah (Drew Detective)

Anonymous said...

We finally see the awesome girl on this blog. Sorta, considering the other girls

Anonymous said...

That looks cool! I would never be able to hit something that small!!!
I can't wait till the next video!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you usually wear those antlers Jackalope?

Anonymous said...

Is it going to be a Creepy Pigeon? Because I know Tesla had a pigeon who he adored.
Your Biggest Fan,
Sydney Summers

ComicalCrafty said...

Hackey Sack looks so much fun, but I wouldn't want to have to bear the Pink Boa of Shame...! :D

Anonymous said...

Hey, Little Jackalope! I was wondering if you could do a happy birthday shout out to my little brother. His name is Joshua and he will be twelve on July 20. Also, could you do it tomorrow, the 19th so that he can see it on the morning of his birthday? I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Natalie. P.S. He is short just like you!

Little Jackalope said...

@Katie -- I will put it on my calendar! :D

@Hannah -- I had never heard of hack sack until I joined the HI team, so I'm not really sure how big it is in Washington...

Also, Novel_Sleuth and AS were two different people. AS was an intern back in 2009, and his internship was only for 3 months. After that Novel_Sleuth took it up, and when I joined the team back I shared it with him until he left. :) So a bunch of us in the office were involved in this blog.

And thanks for your comment on hacky sack, I'm sharing it with the team. :)

@Anonymous -- Yep! I'm real! And I have jackalope antlers... Maybe someday I'll speak to you on camera. o.O

@Anonymous -- I do not usually wear my jackalope antlers. Only on special occasions like hacky sack videos. XD

@Sydney Summers -- It could be, but I shall say both yes and no. Because really it's.... well yes and no. :-/ You have done good research, though!

MJ said...

@Katie -- Happy early Bday! It will be a couple years before I turn 15, but I know this will be exciting for you!