Ukrainian developer Frogwares was given a featured video spot at the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards. They spent this opportunity giving audiences a sneak peek at the upcoming title Sherlock Holmes The Awakened.
“The recent weeks have been really tough on the team mentaly with all the missile and suicide drone strikes hitting Kyiv. So it was a nice bit of respite to find out our game will be featured in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. Much thanks to them for giving our team a moment of happiness and pride in this chaos.” – Sergiy Oganesyan, Head of Publishing, Frogwares
What is Sherlock Holmes The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a Cthulhu meets Sherlock Holmes detective horror adventure. The game acts as a continuation of young Sherlock’s story with Holmes and Watson undertaking their first major case together.
An Eldritch god-obsessed cult is making moves in the shadows to bring about a world-altering prophecy and it’s up to the young detective duo to thwart their plans. This is a creative take on what horror-filled and reality-breaking events could have met our heroes at such a crucial point in their lives to go on and shape them into the characters we all know they become.
Players can delve into the trauma and fear that cements their friendship. You will also experience the revelations that break Sherlock’s mind. Thus creating the flawed and haunted genius he is destined to be. Originally released in 2006, The Awakened is a full remake and substantial rewrite being rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up to run in Unreal Engine 4.
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened in a sense mirrors the real-world problems of the citizens of Ukraine. Seeing them endure their own physical and mental hardships and persevere is inspiring. To also see them still have the heart to create is equally impressive.