New Sherlock Holmes Facebook Viral Game Launches Online
by Alex Billington
October 30, 2009
I'm not entirely sure if this is connected with the "Widen your gaze Mr. Holmes" mini-viral from August, however, I get the feeling that this is the next step in that game. Earlier today I received an email in my inbox with a telegram saying: "London seethes with crime -- STOP -- find your partner upon whom you will rely -- STOP -- evidence secured for your advance assessment -- STOP -- the game is afoot -- STOP -- make all haste to 221B now." It then linked to a site located at 221B.sh where users can visit and participate in a viral game on Facebook for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. It's not amazing, but it is a lot of fun.
To play you need to be on Facebook and you must login with your Facebook account. 221B is a two-player game immersing you into the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. It takes you through the events leading up to the very first scene of the new Sherlock Holmes film. Essentially you must play the game with a friend, one of you will play Holmes, the other Watson, and you'll go on an adventure unlocking clues to solve a mystery. I'm not sure where it goes from there, as I just signed up and I'm currently waiting to start playing it, but it seems like it'll be a fun game. Check it out at 221B.sh and let us know how it goes!