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Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« on: August 16, 2011, 07:04:20 PM »

Gamasutra reports that newly formed Nordic Games Publishing has acquired JoWood and its subsidaries, The Adventure Company and Dreamcatcher Games.  Both JoWood and The Adventure Company will be relaunched under the Nordic name.  No plans have been made at the present time in relaunching Dreamcatcher games.

There is also no mention of who currently owns the rights to creating or publishing Hardy Boys PC games.  JoWood ran out of cash earlier this year and basically closed its doors.

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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 08:12:54 PM »
Good to hear. I know this doesn't necessarily mean we'll be seeing any PC video games coming for The Hardy Boys soon, but it definitely is a good step forward toward that.  :)
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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 07:35:25 PM »
You also have to remember that for the first couple of years, "The Adventure Company" was also the distributor for the Nancy Drew games.
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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 10:34:31 PM »
I got through to a representative from Nordic Games, named Pelle Lundborg.   He said that Nordic has not finished going through all the "legal bits" of their aquisition, so he could not fully answer about the Hardy Boys games at the present time. 

I am hoping they will keep us informed.  I'll check back again later this year to see if they have anything further if he doesn't get back to me over the next month or so.

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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 10:42:55 PM »
Cool! Thanks for keeping an eye on these things. And of course, as The Hardy Boys would surely agree, it's always good for a good detective to have good contacts. 8)
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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 01:27:34 PM »
Well, if Nordic Games does make another Hardy Boys, hopefully it isn't like The Perfect Crime, but more like The Hidden Theft!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 04:42:31 PM »
I'm hoping for something a little more sandbox style. And I'd like to see some fighting added to the next game, too.

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Re: Hardy Boys PC Games Maker Aquired
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 12:39:05 AM »
Nice job finding out about that, SkyWarp! 8) I just went down the page agreeing with what everyone was saying - MacGyver about a good detective having good contacts 8), and tomswift2002 about hoping a new Hardy Boys game will be more like The Hidden Theft than Perfect Crime 8), and SDLagent about hoping it will be more sandbox style and see the brothers kick criminal butt! 8) ;D
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