Penny Milliken, the CEO of HeR Interactive recently introduced a new Nancy Drew online game that encourages girls to become more interested in STEM-related careers. The game is called Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues and teaches girls about coding and engaging as they solve mysteries. The game is the first to be introduced under HeR Interactive’s Hi Kids division.
In the game, Nancy Drew uses her coding skills to win the game. Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still a positive role model for girls and young women. The game is published in 22 languages and there are more than 100 million copies in print around the world. Thanks to artist Andrew Yang, Nancy Drew has a stylish update that is visually appealing as well.
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues teaches players the importance of cause and effect and makes coding and engaging entertaining and engaging. At the close of each game chapter, players program the robot puppy to help Nancy Drew get out of a tough situation. Coding becomes more challenging as the game progresses and players have to give the robot puppy new commands, including programming techniques like loops and sequences. Critical thinking is also part of the game, since players have to recognize patterns and solve problems in a specific period of time.
Cosmic Toast has also created digital animated shorts of Nancy Drew and her detective friends to provide STEM role models for girls. The game is a six-part series and is featured on the Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues YouTube channel.