Download


Full version (plain gblorb)
Requires a Glulx interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Story File (Introcomp Version)
Gblorb
This game requires an interpreter program - refer to the game's documentation for details.
Play Online
Play this game in your Web browser.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Sherlock Indomitable

by mathbrush profile

Mystery
2018

Web Site

(based on 11 ratings)
1 review

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

Awards

Entrant - Introcomp 2017

Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2018


News

Expand all | Add a news item

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(3)
4 star:
(4)
3 star:
(4)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


4 of 4 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.


If you enjoyed Sherlock Indomitable...

Related Games

People who like Sherlock Indomitable also gave high ratings to these games:

The Awakening, by Dennis Matheson
Average member rating: (28 ratings)
"You remember darkness. And the cold. Cold and darkness. And silence. Those memories are all that you have. That, and a feeling that something you never knew you possessed has been lost. Suddenly, oblivion is split by a blinding light...

Barry Basic and the Quick Escape, by Dee Cooke
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
Somewhere near a quiet English village in 1969, a forbidding-looking computer factory looms over the woods. Most of the local kids prefer to avoid the place, but computer-obsessed Barry Basic has decided to go nosing around the building....

Worldsmith, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (29 ratings)
The Septem Tower has held steady in the Manifold, the space between time and the Real, for billenia. Populating the Tower are the Anemoi, a race of beings so far advanced that they hold the power of life and death over all Lifeforms in...

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Sherlock Indomitable appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Detective and mystery games by MathBrush
These are games where you play a detective or someone else investigating a mystery. Most of them are realistic games which I am splitting off of my realistic list. Some are more magical or science fi-ish.

Polls

The following polls include votes for Sherlock Indomitable:

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Story of 2018 by MathBrush
This is for suggesting games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Story in the XYZZY awards. This is not a zeroth-round nomination.This is not an official list. The point of poll is partly to suggest games...

Games that are adaptations of conventional (not CYOA) books by ChrisM
I'm interested in games that are straightforward adaptations of conventional books (probably novels, but I'd be interested to know if there are any non-fiction book adaptations). The ones that I know of are The Famous Five and The...

Parser games (any system, any age) with English rural setting/atmosphere by Marco Innocenti
I'm looking for any parser game (modern or vintage) that is set in an English, rural, Victorian overall ambient, both indoor and outdoor. As an example, something in the mood of The Hound of the Baskervilles, with moors, villages,...

See all polls with votes for this game




This is version 10 of this page, edited by Zape on 13 April 2021 at 12:50am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item