Bow Street Runner is the first of our 2008 products out of the gate over at Channel 4 Ed!
This one's about georgian London - the late 1700s, when early policing methods started to be introduced by the Bow Street magistrates. Covent Garden was a sewer then, all prostitutes and booze and crime; now it's just Stringfellows and fancy pants designer stores. I suppose that's (some) progress...!
In the Bow Street Runner game the player becomes one of Fielding’s recruits and must work their way through a series of events in a tough and unruly Covent Garden of the 1750s. Each episode will lead the player to explore different crime scenes, collecting evidence and interviewing characters. Visually the game has a dramatic cinematic effect using a range of digital techniques including 3D sets, dynamic composition and seamlessly integrated live action footage.
(from press release)
Made by Littleloud in record time, we had a lot of fun pushing what Flash can do. Have a look: it's not only pretty pretty, but it's also as factually accurate as we could possibly make it. It's also episodic (out Mondays), so more to come...