Sherlock: The Network

Client

Hartswood Films

Brand

Sherlock

Platforms

Need

Sherlock: The Network is designed to sustain fan engagement, provide a new way to keep fans engaged during the break between seasons and open up new revenue streams for the brand. The experience needed to reflect the same quality and sophistication as the TV series.

Solution

Sherlock: The Network invites users to become one of the detective's trusted network across London. Players help Sherlock and John solve new cases: receiving and passing on messages, decoding locked files, unscrambling corrupt files and ultimate helping Sherlock identify the enemy and solve the mystery - as well as save a very important person! The app includes exclusive video of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss in their roles as Sherlock, John and Mycroft, along with voicemails, iconic locations, puzzles and clues to help you solve the mystery and become part of Sherlock’s Homeless Network.

Outcome

Released to rave reviews from both critics and players alike, the game has been a global success, topping the App Store charts in over 35 territories. It has been ported for Android and Kindle devices and localised into Chinese for distribution through both Apple and Tencent.

"If Sherlock himself designed an app, it would probably look like this!" - Digital Spy

"The immersion into Sherlock's world is top-notch, and you'll find yourself awaiting more cases just as eagerly as you'll await series 4." - TUAW

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Broadcast Digital Awards
World Summit Awards - m-Entertainment & Lifestyle