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Press kit for Holmes Cryptic Cipher

Description

Holmes Cryptic Cipher is a puzzle game where you swap letters to decipher quotations from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

History

Gilan Israel got the idea for a cryptogram game based on the text of Sherlock Holmes way back in 2005. He built a browser-based prototype and promptly forgot about it. Ten years later, he showed a rebuilt prototype to his neighbour Bill Burdick when they attended the local version of the Global Game Jam. Bill mentioned that it wouldn't be too hard to turn it into a mobile game, using Apache Cordova. Although they didn't work on Holmes at the Global Game Jam, they forged a working partnership. After a month of working evenings and weekends on top of their fulltime web programming jobs, Holmes was released on iOS and Android on March 8, 2015.

Features (Free version)

  • Thousands of random puzzles covering all of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Two difficulty levels
  • Instant feedback on easy mode showing whether you got closer to solving the puzzle
  • Closing and reopening the app continues your puzzle where you left off

Additional Features (Full version)

  • Two extra (harder) difficulty levels
  • Expert mode where letters are shown in groups of five instead of with proper word breaks
  • Indicators showing the expected and current frequency of each letter
  • No ads

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Screenshots

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Press

New App Allows You to Play Sherlock Holmes on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (April 20, 2015)

Contact

Gilan Israel beacegames@gmail.com

Press kit for The Bible Code

Description

The Bible Code is a puzzle game where you swap letters to decipher quotations from The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Gameplay is similar to Holmes with a few extra features.

History

After Holmes was released on March 8, 2015, Gilan and Bill discussed extra features that could improve the replay value of the app. Skinning was also discussed, using different texts to appeal to different audiences. The Bible Code, based on one of the most popular books of all time, was a natural progression.

Features (Free version)

  • Thousands of random puzzles covering all of The Tanakh / Old Testament
  • Two difficulty levels
  • Instant feedback on easy mode showing whether you got closer to solving the puzzle
  • Closing and reopening the app continues your puzzle where you left off
  • Hint button which solves and locks single letter of the alphabet throughout the puzzle
  • Beat your own high score or compete with your friends on Apple Game Center

Unlockable Features

  • Two extra (harder) difficulty levels
  • Expert mode where letters are shown in groups of five instead of with proper word breaks
  • The New Testament
  • Indicators showing the expected and current frequency of each letter
  • No ads

Video

Screenshots

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Contact

Gilan Israel beacegames@gmail.com

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