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PLAY THE GAME OF SHADOWS

Play as Holmes and Watson in this fast-paced 3D action adventure.

Criminal Mastermind, Professor Moriarty, is at large, and the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, must travel beyond England to unravel his evil web of death and destruction.

In the game of shadows, all of Europe is their chess board. Play as Holmes and Watson in this fast-paced 3D actioner that pits Holmes and Watson against Moriarty's henchman, from the rooftops of London to deep within an Austrian forest. Each character has his own unique moves and you can easily swap characters during game play to access their special abilities where and when they are needed most.

The brief

Engage Sherlock Holmes fans with an immersive gaming experience that transforms players into the world of the feature film. Tap into existing fan base as well as create new communities of gamers to create buzz around the theatrical release and sell more tickets.

Solution

We decided to create a 3D adventure game where the player can either control Holmes or Watson in their quest to defend Moriarty's henchman. For this game our goal was to appeal to experienced gamers who seek high end 3D visuals and challenging gameplay. By delivering a super high end game experience we would be able to tap into this passionate audience to generate buzz and create discussions around the theatrical release.

Execution

The execution for this game began by studying the actual shoot locations used in the film. By creating an immersive game environment modeled after london rooftops and an Austrian forest we were able to create a cinematic experience with a real world feel. This execution succeeded in providing a sneak peak of both the storyline and world of the film. But we didn't stop there, we gave each character their own unique abilities and let players swap characters at any time during the game play.