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In bucolic small-town Vermont, Stella Thornton Buckley feels out of her element—and not just because she’s fresh from Manhattan. Mere hours after moving to maple syrup country, she and her husband, Nick, find a dead man, Allen Weston, in their well. The police investigation forces the couple out of their lovely farmhouse and—since the motels are packed with leafpeepers—into a less than luxurius deer camp. Instead of mourning the loss of electricity and running water, Stella and Nick drive their Smart Car all over the Vermont hamlet to question the quirky locals about Weston, a shrewd businessman who rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.
Stella and Nick may never shed their flatlander reputation, but they just might be able to make a few friends and help Sheriff Mills solve a murder.
Author of the critically acclaimed Marjorie McClelland Mysteries, Amy Patricia Meade is a native of Long Island, N.Y., where she earned bachelor’s degrees in English and business. She enjoys traveling, cooking and classic films, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her Pret’ Near Perfect Mystery series debuts this November with Well-Offed in Vermont, and she is the author of the forthcoming Rosie the Riveter Mystery series (Kensington). Meade now lives in Vermont and spends the long New England winters writing mysteries with a humorous or historical bent.
Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix faces a serious issue–and it’s not just signing her name. She is stuck. She is stuck on a six-sided, 3D cube with nothing but a key, a door, and her wits–which are controlled by you. Did her nightmare just become worse?
This is more than just a puzzle game. It’s a 3D, spider-infested, stupefying, wonderfully-horrific puzzle nightmare.
Vanessa loves two things: puzzles and exploring, and her meddling curiosity has gotten you both into all kinds of mind-boggling trouble. One day, while exploring her father’s antique shop, she discovers a mysterious, mechanical box. After fiddling around with it, the box sucks her and her world inside. Use your considerable puzzle-solving skills to twist and turn her way to freedom.
Across more than three dozen levels, guide Vanessa from the entrance of each level to the exit until she finally makes it home. Standing between her and freedom are a number of gameplay mechanics. Move blocks and turn faces of the cube to navigate Vanessa out of this nightmare.
What’s so mind-boggling about that, you ask? The two-dimensional world lies on the surface of a three-dimensional magic cube, and you must rotate each face of the cube to find the multiple solutions to only one exit per level.
And it’s not just hard the first time. You’ll be tempted to go back and replay levels to earn more coins, achievements, and better solutions to each puzzle–as if your productivity in the real world wasn’t disrupted enough the first time around.
Maybe you normally dream in black-and-white, but this game is a nightmare deluxe. Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and Her Nightmare won Best Design in the Independent Game Developers Competition and was a nominee and finalist for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards, Indie Game Challenge, sponsored by GameStop. Additionally, it was the PAX 10 Official Selection by Penny Arcade Expo.
Enjoy award-winning game design from acclaimed designer, David Sushil complemented with music by Telethon