AKQA Lures Facebook Crowd with Sherlock Holmes Game

By Kiran Aditham 

Though Guy Ritchie’s take on Sherlock Holmes won’t hit theaters til Christmas, AKQA and Warner Bros. are whetting appetites with a game specifically tailored for Facebook users.

If you have Microsoft Silverlight, Facebook Connect and an updated version of Flash ready to go, you can get the ball rolling at 221B.sh, the number signifying the address of Holmes’ fictional London abode. After grabbing a friend and choosing who takes on the roles of Holmes and Watson, you’re ready to play the game, which requires you to collect and read evidence, chase suspects, and observe and interview characters through eight different chapters.


Footage from the actual film is spliced into the experience, which is probably best enjoyed on full-screen and is probably the closest you’ll ever get to feigning Victorian outside of a goth club.

Via Adverblog

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