Be Sherlock Holmes

I’ve had an idea in my head for the past few months so I decided it was time to put it down on paper and share it. So it’s a game. A game where you assume the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

I want the game to be based in London and it will involve the player and possibly their Dr. Watson companion, solving fictional crimes in London.


One a player signs up, I would see them receiving a text message from Inspector Lestrade. They would then have to make their way to Scotland Yard. Using the Smartphone app, the game would detect that the player was at Scotland Yard and the game would continue.

I would like the clues delivered to Sherlock using email, text and voicemail. The game would involve the user following the clues using a mixture of location and solving riddles etc.

The technology behind such a game would be simple enough for me to create, but what I really need is a simple story line to drive Sherlock’s first case. I have the option of trying to adapt some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories into my game’s format, but I’m not very creative when it comes to this sort of thing.

I’m therefore calling out to all fiction writers to see who would be interested in fleshing out such a concept into an actual prototype. If you’re interested in exploring this concept I’d love to chat with you about it.

Please get in touch – I’m @tomasmcguinness on twitter and can be reached at