October 8, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Guilford, Maine - Sherlock Holmes 1 - Murder at the Diogenes Club by newcomer developer AppEndix LLC is both: a book, in fact a complete novel in the best tradition of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, written by renowned gamebook author Gerald Lientz; and a game, in which you attempt to uncover the secret behind the gruesome Murder at the Diogenes Club with the help of the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Featuring a fully interactive interface with dice rolls, character sheet, sound effects and more, this unique app for the iPhone (including full screen compatibility with iPhone 5/iOS 6) and iPad is now available on the AppStore for just $0.99 USD! No annoying ads, no unlocking - pay a buck and own it!
Sherlock Holmes 1 is the first of eight Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries gamebooks by Iron Crown Enterprises to be published as interactive apps, including one title which was never available in English before. The app is universal (iPad/iPhone) and multi-language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Brazilian/Portuguese are supported initially.
Scandal shakes London's most exclusive men's club as Colonel Philip Sylvester lies murdered in the reading room. Can you uncover the murderer, the motive and the method? Is anyone among the respected but anti-social members a likely suspect? Can you rely upon Sherlock Holmes or his older (and some say "more accomplished") brother Mycroft for assistance?
YOU are the detective in this intriguing first "gamebook" of the Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries (TM) series. This gamebook also includes a second, complete mystery adventure, Irish Star. Two complete Holmes mystery adventures in one app!
What is a gamebook, you ask? A gamebook is unlike a regular book. In a regular book, you read one chapter after another, from 1 to 2 to 3. In a gamebook, at the end of chapter 1, you have to make a decision (or roll the dice, or both); and your decision and the results of your actions determine what chapter you read on from there. In this way, a gamebook does not present you with just one fixed storyline, but splits into dozens and sometimes hundreds of different outcomes. YOU determine how the story goes on. And no two plays are the same.
* Dynamically adapting music
* Atmospheric sound effects
* Create your own detective or play the default character
* Fully automated character/clues sheet and your own digital notebook
* Automatically saves and resumes the story where you left off
* All gamebook rules: virtual animated dice, page flip and random number table
* All the original artwork from the printed book in HD
* Game Center Achievements
* VoiceOver compatible (listen to the text!)
* Supports full iPhone 5 screen
* iOS 6 compatible
Note: This gamebook is an original work. It is not the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
* 3/4/5 Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4/5 Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 139.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Sherlock Holmes 1 (v1.0) is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
AppEndix LLC is a startup company bringing back the popular gamebooks of the late 80s and 90s, and adapting them to the mobile platform. The Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries series, originally published by Iron Crown Enterprises, is the first of a number of licensed gamebook series. Future releases will include Crime, Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. Copyright (C) 2012 AppEndix LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.