Sherlock: The Game Is Now - Preview

February 01, 2019 | W12 Centre, London

Fans of the hit TV series can now step into the world of Sherlock for the ultimate gaming challenge with Sherlock: The Game Is Now. Are you as smart as the illustrious detective?

Sherlock: The Game Is Now is a 100 minute immersive escape game for teams of 4-6 people, where players get the opportunity to don their deerstalker and dive into an all-new mystery, brought to you by series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Featuring detailed recreations of sets from the show, and original content from Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and more, the immersive real-life game begins with master detective Sherlock Holmes mysteriously “indisposed” and his famous network of informants and operatives is beginning to deplete. There’s a recruitment drive on.

Do you have what it takes to join the Network? Players are invited to an induction session in a central London location… but that induction will then take a surprising and sinister turn.

“Suddenly you are in Sherlock’s shoes,” says Josh Ford Co-Founder of Time Run, producer of the special escape room game. “We’re going to empower you to think like Sherlock and be the hero in your own real-life episode of the TV series. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring to life a brand that fits live gaming perfectly, and we’re incredibly excited about it.”

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue and showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have consulted on and co-scripted the experience, which features specially-recorded video and audio elements with characters from the show. The 17,000 sq ft production comprises five identical multi-room experiences and brings the intrigue and excitement of detection to a central London location.

Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss added: “We can’t wait to try out these brilliant, mind-bending puzzles and (try to) prove we know what we’re talking about! Helping out Sherlock on an actual case is what we always dreamed of doing and now is our chance – even if he doesn’t want idiots as colleagues…”

Mixing the excitement of immersive entertainment with the thrill of intellectual challenge, Sherlock: The Game Is Now challenges players to race against the clock to crack codes, solve puzzles and progress to the next level.

Tickets for Sherlock: The Game Is Now are available from www.thegameisnow.com

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