Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Characters of Thornton Hall

We have been working all day on getting the characters ready and up on our Ghost of Thornton Hall page, and voila! Here they are! Check them out here and read up on the suspects and friends from the game.


Do you have a clue to who the suspect is? What really happened to Jessalyn? What's the ghost's real story? The answers to these will be revealed in your investigation while playing the game!
"I solve the case every time..."
Side note: Oh my wow. the trailer is coming together a bit more, and I may venture to say that it is definitely the creepiest, freakiest, most intriguing trailer we have EVER presented. It's insane. (o.O) And it's not even done yet. (!) Stay tuned, it may be a little while longer to wait for it's grand presentation, but it will definitely be worth it!

~Little Jackalope~

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harper looks so scary!

Breanna(; said...

I can't wait to see the trailer. I had to work today and my boss got real upset because i kept checking my phone for the character profiles and they look awesome!!!(: So it was definiely worth it.

Anonymous said...

Cool! There's so many people it's hard to keep track of who's who!
Hey, who designs the character concepts at her?

Thenwink said...

I love the characters, HeR! My favorite thing about them is that they are all(except one)family.

Little Thoughts on the Characters:

Clara: Mrs. Drake II. With a little bit of Kyler Mallory.

Wade: Cross between Johnny Rolle, John Gray, and Scott Varnell.

Harper: Whoa. 'nuff said. But I'm pretty sure she will end up stealing my heart. ^.^

Colton: Oh help. Another Daryll Grey-Rick Arlen-Jacques Brunais-Brady Armstrong-Dave Gregory-Deiter Von Schesterkronk-Henry Bolet-Colin Baxter-Kit Foley-Dylan Carter?

Jessalyn: I am looking forward to meeting her! She looks awesome.

Savannah: Glad to see her back. But I hope she fired Logan long ago. Seriously.

Addison: Cute Kitty Avatar For The Win!

Bess and Ned: What, no George?!
HERINTERACTIVE: You had better have a ND game soon where George appears in PERSON! She's been gone far too long!(Don't get me wrong, I like Bess and Ned too.)

Charlotte: Ooh, a modern ghost! It'll be interesting to hear the family talk about her. Also, it would be cool if it turns out that she's still alive...

Thanks, HeR!

Henry Furler said...

Sounds very interesting!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!! :)

Norwegian Dancer said...

I am so happy the characters were posted (^.^) I was waiting all day, because although I suspected it would be into the afternoon when they would be posted, I still had hope it might be late morning or early afternoon. I probably refreshed the page about 20 times today (~.^) I'm just guessing, but I suspect that Harper may be the culprit, due to her wild hair and bad reputation as the Thornton family's "crazy black sheep." This leads to my conclusion that if she is "kept a secret from outsiders for that sake of the untarnished family name," there may be some resentment towards the rest of her family. Also, if she insists that Charlotte was murdered, Harper may have killed Charlotte for some unknown reason.
I almost forgot to say, I think all you hard workers at HeR did a great job with the characters, cover art, and overall planning of this coming game. Everything is such a mystery still at this point, it will truly be fantastic to uncover the true story of the fate of Charlotte, and now Jessalyn. I'm sure the trailer will leave me in a greater level of excitement than even now, although I'm not sure that's possible! (^.~) Can't wait to see it in April!

Rachel Stevens said...

I don't know about this game. We don't get to see Savannah (or Logan) and the only one who sounds halfway interesting is Charlotte. By the way Harper looks too much like my drawing for me to be comfortable with this -.-

I think I'm more disappointed than pleased. When it comes to the wedding situation ... been there done that in The Haunting of Castle Malloy. When it comes to the characters ... it's like Curse of Blackmoor Manor all over again. If this game doesn't have a scare factor that is through the roof, it won't be a good game. I want HER to come up with NEW ideas. I'm bored with this and it hasn't even come out yet -.-

Anonymous said...

Omg Jess. looks just like me!!!

Shainnen Somerville said...

Ahhhh! Characters are revealed! So excited. Making me more and more anxious to see the trailer now. And new quote now; "I solve the case every time". Are you by any chance giving us some of the script from the game maybe(; by any chance is Nancy not going to solve this case fully because it's going to be too much for her? I guess we'll find and see!

Anonymous said...

Jessalyn Thorton looks familiar,like a movie character.Lemme think......
OH! That girl from the hunger game!

Anonymous said...

Are Carla, Wade, Harper and Charlotte all siblings? Or are Harper and Charlotte Carla and Wade's aunts? I don't get it...

Rachel Stevens said...

Also, I'd like to know what relation Wade has to Clara and Jessalyn. Is he the father or the uncle? And are Charlotte and Harper Jessalyn's cousins (Wade's daughters) ?

Katie said...

Woah! Harper sure looks crazy in the clip you guys show. Of course she may be the nicest person in the game.......yeah no.

Anonymous said...

Great jobs on the character profiles!!! They look SO intresting and mysterious!! The culprit is always the person you least expect so maybe it would be Colton? Or maybe Harper getting revege for her sister's death! So Wade is Jessalyn's Dad? And I don't think Clara would kidnapp her OWN daughter! Same with Wade even though he does kinda LOOK like a criminal which he probably WAS in the past. But I could be wrong!:)

~JOY77
P.S. How old is Harper? Young or old? She looks kinda young but if Charlotte was her sister...

Anonymous said...

"add this to my resume. i'm nancy drew, i hope you've herd of me. i solve the case every time" ether someone's impersonating nancy, or she's getting a little bit of a big head.

Anonymous said...

is it just me, or does Harper look a lot like Denise Huxtable from the cosby show?
~Z

Isis4Ever said...

I can't wait for the trailer! Sounds like it will be really good! And I love the characters; they are very realistic and interesting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackapole, when's your next vlog?

ND's #1 fan said...

Hey, LJ, I know this is a random question, but in the Halloween Snooping video, did you really pick the lock to get into Stuart's office? Just curious! (says the biggest ND fan I know... myself!) lol (^_^) -Nancy Drew's #1 fan

Anonymous said...

I have a suspicion that Harper is the scary woman trying to get people to stay away. I paused the current trailer as soon as the crazy woman appeared and it looks a lot like Harper. The hair and lips look a lot alike. She might not be the bad person, but might have something to do with the scary masked woman.

Little Jackalope said...

@Breanna - Don't get into trouble with your boss! XD Also, glad you are excited about the characters!

@Anonymous - Our Designer "creates" the character's look, our Writer gives character to the character, and our Character Designer illustrates and models the character. Our animators bring her to life. :)

@Thenwink - On the matter of Colton? Nah, not like those other characters at all. As for George...the actress who voices her was unavailable to record for this game. we are not getting rid of this character anytime soon, so no worries!

@Norwegian Dancer - Thank you for your encouragement! And we are very excited to show you the trailer...however we have one more announcement before we launch that...

@Rachel Stevens -- It's ok to be skeptical about a game you haven't played yet. We purposely don't give too much about the story or the characters away since the purpose of the mystery is to learn about what's going on, meet the characters and question them, and to figure out what the story is leading to. Also, since everyone has different scare perceptions, it's difficult to say whether the game could be scary for you or not. There are many different scare styles! XD

As for your reference to HAU -- I'd say it's very different and does not feel like HAU's story at all, but that's my opinion from playing the game 7 times already. (Guilty!)

And for CUR? Well, I'll let you decide if those characters feel too similar...in fact, one of the GTH characters has a returning (classic) voice actor/actress from a previous game title. (~.^)

If you find that there are too many similarities you are drawing from past games, I can say that our design team has fully come up with a NEW mystery that can stand all on its own. Even though we studied great scare scenes from older games for reference, this mystery feels entirely new in my perspective.

Well, there I go XD I practically just wrote entire blog post here in the comments...oh dear. Anyways, perhaps the game itself will intrigue you better than our teasing, eh? (~.^) I do hope you will like the trailer! Keep an open mind, we have yet to tell the story...

@Anonymous - No way! Really? Awesome!

@Shainnen Somerville - It's more like her bio...

@Anonymous -- Oh wow! Good observation! She kind of does look like Katniss!

@Anonymous - They are all related, yes, except for Colton and the phone friends. Charlotte and Harper were sisters, and Clara was their cousin. Jessalyn is Clara's daughter. Wade is another cousin to all three of them.

@Katie - Can't say much about Harper...or else I'd give away TOO much...!

@~JOY77 - Thanks! And you never know! Also, Harper and Clara are pretty close in age, in their 40s.

@Anonymous - Nancy didn't write that...but I wrote it...in Nancy's perspective. XD

@Z - She kind of does look like Denise Huxtable! Whoa...

@Anonymous - My next vlog? I'm not sure... but it's about time for one, huh? Or maybe I'll try dancing...but that might become laughable... XD

@ND's #1 fan -- Nope! It was really unlocked. I just added the sound effect of my actually unlocking another door with a real key. (Guilty).

ND's #1 fan said...

Okay... darn. have you ever had to unlock a door with a bobby pin LJ?
-Nancy Drew's #1 fan

Anonymous said...

You should do another vlog about the characters like you did for DED

Rachel Stevens said...

@Little Jackalope Thank you for your long and informative comment. I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me and type all of that. No matter what I say now, we all know I am going to be the first person to pre-order GTH, so of course I have an open mind at this point.

Jessie said...

I can't wait for this game! I probably won't be playing it alone though. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW,great characters!
Sooooooo,I'm not the only one who thinks Harper looks like Denise Huxtable.........
Bye!
Sassy Sleuth