221b Baker Street
December 3, 2009 4:54 AM Subscribe
Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print form in a novel published in 1887, and cropped up in countless others since - you can read some here. He's been through a lot, has Holmes, but it's anyone's guess how he'll survive being dragged into the 21st Century in the forthcoming movie from Guy Richie. The movie may or may not end up being any good - it's fair to say Richie's ouvre's been patchy at best since 'Snatch' - but for those interested in getting some background info on the plot and immersing themselves in Holmes and Watson's world the game produced to back the film may well prove popular. Played through Facebook, players sign up in pairs: one as Holmes, one as Watson. Just as in the stories, they investigate crimes, sift through evidence and solve mysteries. Developed by AKQA and the brilliant people behind the Hide and Seek Festival, the game takes elements of ARGs, and mixes them up with more traditional elements of adventure games. What's interesting about this is its link to the broader story about Transmedia and the manner in which web-technology can be integrated into TV, films, games, etc, to deepen the storytelling process; witness some of the great work being done through Twitter by another company, Six To Start, for the very very cool new show on E4 called 'Misfits'. It's the future, so I am told.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Between requiring facebook for participation and reading like a marketing pitch, I'm not really feeling comfortable with this. -- cortex
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