Thursday, December 13, 2012

Secret Behind the Clock's Secret

Sounds like a few of you (especially many of those on the Message Boards) have been pondering the secret behind the cracked clock face on the cover of Secret of the Old Clock. If you have never noticed until now: the Roman Numerals skip the number 9 and add on the number 13. Very peculiar since there is no 13th hour on a standard analog clocks...

The reason behind this? It was just for fun. We play with cover art and make it artistically beautiful and intriguing, and there is no real reasoning behind the 13th number. It's only mysterious. :)

Hey howdy hey!! We have another Facebook Caption Contest! This picture features Mason and Ryan from The Deadly Device. Head over to post your funny or creative caption of what they are saying to each other (yes, you have to have a Facebook account to do this, but you do not need an account to simply view all of the great entries so far.)


Extra behind-the-scenes secret: today our Writer and Designer went to record some phone characters for Ghost of Thornton Hall.
~Little Jackalope~


8 comments:

Norwegian Dancer said...

My, I was not very observant...Never noticed the 13 on The Secret of the Old Clock! That's fun though.
Aw! I wish the contests were on HeR Interactive, not facebook and twitter--I can't have an account, ever. I would have loved this one:
~MASON: Two atoms were walking down the street one day, when one of them exclaimed, "Oh, no I've lost an electron!" "Are you sure?" the other one asked "Yes," replied the first one, "I'm positive."
RYAN: Nope, don't get it.~
Have to stop and think about it, don't you? (I know I did...)
Happy Thursday!
~Norwegian Dancer

Anonymous said...

The cover art does look mysterious with the 13th hour! Kudos to the one who discovered it!!

-gi@ntpandas

Future HeR Animator said...

Hmmm never noticed that!
Yay! I have a chance at being able to own a Lickie Loo!:D 1 in 900 but hey, better than nothing.
Can spring come sooner?:D

Hannah said...

Is there a prize for this Caption Contest? Or is it just for the fun of it?

And cool! They've began recording characters for GTH! I hope there is some non-plot-revealing-story-spoiling info you might be able to share with us! (real soon!)

Oh and thank you for answering our inquiry about the CLK cover... I was kind of hoping there would be a clever reason for it's odd face. But at least now we have that mystery solved.

-Hannah (Drew Detective)

Anonymous said...

My name is Venessa and I do not have a face book account so I am going to do it in this comment box so here it is. "Hey Ryan look what I found, invisible gummy bears!"-Mason "Ohhhh,Cooool! Let me have one please, pleaaaaaase!"-Ryan

Sidney said...

Dear Little J,
I thought there was something weird about the clock. I own the game but never really look that close on the cover.
Thanks Sidney
Ps whats your fave ND Game????

Anonymous said...

I did notice the clock had a thirteen,so to be acurate with my winning cake,it also has a thirteen. I still have to post my caption. I have a pretty good idea of what it'll be.

From me,
Silvertongue.

Anonymous said...

Also, there is no such Roman Numeral as IIII. The correct version would be IV.