Sherlock: The Network
Join Holmes’ iArmy of do-gooders and help the high-functioning sociopath solve new mysteries
Recent Sherlock series three finale left your mystery-solving diet a little on the light side? This innovative new app should sate your appetite for the time being, courtesy of The Project Factory and Sherlock producers Hartswood Films.
It lets you become part of the detective’s Homeless Network, a new high-tech legion of eyes on the street that’s there to help Holmes and John Watson solve ten new intriguing mysteries. How, you ask? Well, you’ll start off with light work, making your way around a virtual London by foot, cab and Tube to sift through evidence, pass on messages and solve clues through a mixture of puzzles and brain teasers, eventually moving on to working directly with the great man himself. There’s a lot to do here.
Made to directly complement the show, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are in on the act, reprising their roles by getting in touch via video messages and voicemails to tip you off with locations and clues along the way. True to the show, the scripting and pacing of the adventure is brilliant. Check your mind palace, we bet it’s telling you to download this right now… $5.49 on iPad, iPhone, Touch ( iOS 6.0+), sherlockthenetwork.com