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Sherlock Indomitable

by mathbrush profile

Mystery
2018

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(based on 10 ratings)
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About the Story

Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories.

Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken directly from Arthur Conan Doyle's writing. This game uses the clue/conversation system from my 2016 game Color the Truth.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 7, 2018
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: CAA0B3CB-BE81-4486-B1B7-0DD1C8F1BD15
TUID: qqcypgszy8a48nsn

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Entrant - Introcomp 2017

Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2018


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Perfectly straightforward, April 3, 2019
by Stian
Related reviews: Spring Thing 2018

In this game, the author introduced some very specific commands that allows the player to enter the mind of Sherlock Holmes. This, I thought, was rather brilliant, such as combining thoughts to create conjectures, or looking up information in Sherlock's vast attic of factual memories.

Where the game falls short is as a puzzle. The player is always told how to proceed, and there were no proper challenges. Ultimately, the player ends up hitching a ride with Sherlock, rather than playing him.

I'd really love to see the same game mechanism used for further Sherlock games, offering a significantly higher difficulty.


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