In light the 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Frogwares reveals that, “Creating this game for you, our fans, kept us going through tough times.”
The past year has been rough for Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion, and developers like Frogwares have suffered the effects. It recently released Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, but when 2022 first began, it planned to make a “totally different game, one that would require everyone in the office to collaborate – as we always do,” as per a new Steam Community post.
After the war started, the team found “solace inside the story of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened. A story of one man bent on bringing otherworldly horror to the rest of the world (and who says that art doesn’t imitate life?). Creating this game for you, our fans, kept us going through tough times.” With the project wrapped, Frogwares is now moving on to its “next dream game project,” though we’ll learn more “at the right time.”
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. It’s a remake of the developer’s 2007 horror mystery, which sees Holmes and Watson investigating mysterious disappearances. Eventually, they come into contact with the Cthulhu Mythos, and the famous detective’s sanity begins to wane (which factors into the new mechanics).
In addition to modernized graphics and animations, the remake sports more story content and side missions.