We were lucky enough interview Edwina Margrave who stars in the hidden object mystery game from Inertia Game Studios called Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart Collector’s Edition available for $13.99.
1. Your name, Edwina Margrave is quite unique. Did your classmates make fun of your name when you went to school?
Oh Harry, I suspect that this is an issue close to your own heart. Would you like a hug? Purely by coincidence, my name is an anagram of I draw raven game. Isn’t life funny!
2. What was your nickname growing up?
I have a friend Harry – she works with people like you. She’s very good. Would you like her number?
3. How did the first two hidden object adventures prepare you for this challenge?
They paved the way for a bigger team supporting me, and richer, more immersive, better looking adventures. And the best is yet to come!
4. In general how do hearts get severed?
Usually through the application of flimsy metaphors.
5. Do you really believe in curses or are they just tools game developers use to create a story?
Not so much a story as a hook. Curses, mysteries, adventures, castles, ghosts, ravens… they’re all very real and they all whet the appetite.
6. Your decrepit vehicle looks like the bus from the Scooby Doo series. Have you ever met Shaggy and the team? Did you buy it from them?
Scooby? Shaggy? This name thing runs deep doesn’t it Harry. Please, let me give you that number.
7. When you aren’t solving mysteries what do you do for relaxation?
I’m happy to say there’s always a mystery to solve – there are books to be studied and clues to be followed up. I do find time to play piano and flute; and I find comfort in my dream cards and rune stones: they help me make sense of these unusual resources growing inside me. Curiously, my hobbies seem to come in very handy on my adventures.
8. What do you feed the ghost cats? Kibbles and bits or tuna fish?
Ghosts don’t eat, you silly thing!
9. What did you learn about yourself during the first two mysteries?
Just enough to foreshadow the next three mysteries.
10. How do you feel about jealousy?
Why do you ask? What has Tom said? Has he said something? Tell me…
11. Do you have trust issues?
I see the good in everyone. I find that the most distrustful characters are actually the loneliest. I want to wrap everyone up in an enormous pair of arms!
12. What do you typically eat for breakfast?
Books. And buttered croissants.
13. Will we ever solve the mystery of Stonehenge?
Stonehenge is a drop in the ocean. Wait ‘til you see the bigger picture!
14. Are you a good cook? What is it that you do really well?
Oh heavens Harry! Last time I tried to cook I burned down Tom’s boat. I swim pretty well!
15. If you could dine with a famous dead historical figure who would that be and why?
Oh, they come round for dinner all the time! (Of course, they don’t actually eat anything though.) Edgar Allen Poe is a hoot! Ask him to tell you about the shoe incident.
16. Who is the sexiest game character alive?
My darling Tom of course! However, if I were ever to lose him in, say, a future adventure, I wouldn’t be averse to snuggling up with Pacman. He’s so cute and cheery, like a cushion fashioned from sunflower petals! And he’s cool with ghosts too.
17. What qualities in a prospective love partner appeal to you?
Someone romantic, witty; someone who is good with their hands. Most of all, they would have to accept that I need time alone to solve fanciful mysteries, and they would have to turn up on demand for key cut-scenes. They would also need to ask the right questions so that I can get all that exposition out of the way.
18. What are your turn offs?
Mess! I’m not OCD or anything, but it seems that wherever I go, I find heaps of junk and drawers and cupboards stuffed with all manner of curios. I’m compelled to make the world a little tidier – to restore the natural order of the universe if you like.
19. How do you feel about starring in a first person shooter game at some point in the future?
Well that would be a different audience, and I would have to become a different person, and breast enhancement doesn’t come cheap you know. But I would be content working in a cake shop if we ever looked into Time Management.
20. Is there anything else you want to share with our audience about Margrave: The Curse of Severed Heart game?
It’s the beginning of something enormous. The clues to massive reversals are scattered around the cottage, and throughout the strategy guide. You will be shocked and amazed, and possibly teary-eyed, as the story unfolds and the dark truth is revealed over the next three years.
It was lovely meeting you; and I’d like to thank you, and all those wonderful people who share my adventures. And Harry, here’s that phone number.
* OS: Windows XP/Vista
* CPU: 800 Mhz
* RAM: 512 MB
* DirectX: 9.0
* Hard Drive: 214 MB