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sherlock-thegame:

SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON
(A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG)

* To stay up to date with the latest news from our development staff, you can follow our official game development blog here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com

* You can also check out our featured interview for The Daily Dot here: http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/sherlock-bbc-16-bit-rpg-game/ _____________________________________________________ Interested in Being a Part of the Development Team?

Our staff is currently made up of some of the most renowned writers and artists in the Sherlock fandom.

You can view our staff list here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com/staff

And you can view our application procedure here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com/apply _____________________________________________________

CHARACTER CONTEST

Help us populate the streets of London! Be a part of the game!

Send us a pixel character sprite and have it featured in the final release of Sherlock: The Game Is On. You can create a sprite of yourself, your friends, or even your favorite characters or celebrities!

There are only 5 criteria:

1. If you’d like your character to have personalized dialogue, be sure to include their name and backstory in your image’s caption so that we can make their dialogue match their unique personality!

2. Use this website to create a base for your character sprite. After you have your base, you can use an image editing program to customize it any way you like.

3. Make sure your character is dressed in modern clothing (We can’t have characters strolling around London in a full suit of armor!)

4. No supernatural or odd attachments (if your character is wearing something that you wouldn’t normally wear in public (i.e. wings, capes, robes), then you probably want to change your submission)

5. If you’d like your character to appear as a member of the Metropolitan Police force (and possibly even be on DI Lestrade’s Team) please use the outfits we created here:

MALE POLICE OFFICER:

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FEMALE POLICE OFFICER:

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OFFICIAL CHARACTER SPRITE GENERATOR PROGRAM:

If you’d like even more variety and control, you can download a free trial of RPG Maker Ace and use its built in character generator: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download

RPG Maker Ace’s character generator allows for a lot more flexibility and customization for color, hairstyles, clothing, and accessories!

SPRITING TUTORIAL:

If you’d like to try creating a character’s clothing and hair from scratch, check out this very helpful tutorial from Ellenor T.


SPRITE BASES:

MALE BASES:

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FEMALE BASES:

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SPRITE GENERATOR RESOURCES:

If you’d like even more variety for your characters, download ’s sprite generator Replacements, Add-Ons, and Clothing packs!

Replacements: http://lunariffic.wordpress.com/ace-generator/agdr/
Add-Ons: http://lunariffic.wordpress.com/ace-generator/generator-add-ons/
Clothing: http://rmcollective.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/rtp-sprite-clothing-parts-for-aces-generator/

We need more ethnic characters!

Right now the majority of our sprites are the default color. If you send in an ethnic sprite it will have a higher chance of being included in the game. Keep London diverse, guys! :)

EXAMPLE SPRITE SHEET:

When you’re done, your sprite sheet should look like this:

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Have fun and upload all sprites to this website: http://dropevent.com/Gallery/send481920

(As soon as your sprite is approved, it will be visible on that page for all fans to see.)

Remember, when you play the game, keep an eye out, because you may just spot your character roaming the streets of London as you solve crimes with the great Sherlock Holmes!

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DISCLAIMER: BBC Sherlock belongs to Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, and the BBC. We do not own any of these characters. This project is completely non-profit and is not associated with or endorsed by the BBC.

How come nobody submitted Doctor House yet? XD

sherlock-thegame:

Weekly Progress Update (July 7th,2013)

(Apologies for the re-post, Tumblr wasn’t letting me edit my last one ><)

Sorry for the late update everyone! It’s been hectic the past two weeks but we are progressing steadily!

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Aside from the new characters (Mike Stamford, Ella Thompson, and Angelo) above, we also have a host of new character animations below by our wonderful pixel artists: panamanga, fancypantskid, ichitoko, radiotook, krazy-chibi, kath602

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In addition, we have a special sneak peek of John’s faceset created by our very talented illustrators: Lisa Jeong, Yuri Ookino, Staypee, iamsth, Gabriela Tio, Inklou, dsmiler

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SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON (INTERIOR MAPS)

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  • 221B Baker Street - 1st Floor Flat by Lynxelia
  • 221B Baker Street - Ground Floor Hallway by OceanPop
  • 221B Baker Street - Mrs. Hudson’s Kitchen by OceanPop
  • Speedy’s Cafe by radiotook
  • Angelo’s Restaurant by Ami
  • New Scotland Yard by Ichitoko
  • Mycroft’s Office by Ichitoko
  • The Diogenes Club - Main Room by Ichitoko
  • The Diogenes Club - Stranger’s Room by Ichitoko
  • St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (Morgue) by fancypantskid

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SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON (EXTERIOR MAPS)

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SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON (Illustrations)

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John Watson Character Portraits:

by Lisa Jeong, Yuri Ookino, Staypee, iamsth, Gabriela Tio, Inklou, dsmiler

221B Background Scene by dsmiler

Doesn’t he look adorable? <33

sherlock-thegame:

SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK PREVIEW)

(https://soundcloud.com/sherlockthegame/sets/sherlock-the-game-is-on-ost)

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Thank you everyone for all your support! In honor of your dedication, the administrative staff has decided to release a sneak peak of our game’s original soundtrack! The following playlist only contains very short samples of a few of our music tracks. To hear all our full-length tracks, you’ll just have to wait until the game is released!
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SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON
(A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG)
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* To stay up to date with the latest news from our development staff, you can follow our official game development blog here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com

* You can also check out our featured interview for The Daily Dot here: http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/sherlock-bbc-16-bit-rpg-game/ _____________________________________________________

Interested in Being a Part of the Development Team?

Our staff is currently made up of some of the most renowned writers and artists in the Sherlock fandom.

You can view our staff list here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com/staff

And you can view our application procedure here: http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com/apply _____________________________________________________

You can find more info on each of our music tracks below the cut:

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Came back to tumblr for supporting the game :)

This soundtrack is wonderful, you should all take a peek!

This blog is on hiatus. I’m getting off tumblr to focus on work. I unfollowed everyone so I wouldn’t be tempted to open it. Feel free to unfollow for the time being. When I resurrect this blog, I will follow you back :)

Shipping is no easy feat

I am done with the shipping business guys! Can’t be too invested in fictional people (also the emotional damage is no joke).

ljuvliga:

ljuvliga:

This halloween I taped a sign saying COMMUNISM in red on my chest and handed out one piece of candy for each kid and if they complain I say, “Well, look at that you just learned about Communism.” One dad already gave me a dirty look.

stop my mom made me take it off because one little girl demanded more candy and I said “whoa calm down, capitalism”

(Source: actuallykris, via luciferofficial)

captainlucifer:

I’ve seen that there have been several long replies to that, and I didn’t bother to read them. But I’m assuming you’re talking about this one, so I read it and will address it.
Frankly, while I like how the person formed their essay and see that they’re intelligent in their writing, the person misinterpreted the post. It was good enough for about ten thousand people to understand for what it was, but for some, it would have been much clearer if I had changed the title to something lengthier like “PSA for people who judge people for shipping things,” and if I had changed “shipping” to “romantic shipping”.
But really, I figured that would have been obvious, not to mention that it’s just not wise to make a lengthy title on tumblr when it comes to getting notes. It’s not wise to make anything too lengthy. So I kept it short to make people more likely to actually read it.
Gypseian addresses my tags from that post and develops an entire argument about how they’re all gay ships and the subject of homofetishism and that we all know they’re not likely to come to fruition. However, in all honesty, I used the tags “destiel”, “johnlock”, “merthur”, “sterek”, and “drarry” because I knew they were probably the most popular pairing tags and thus would make the post more likely to get notes. I did it for the fucking notes.
And then, with each of my points in the original posts, I was actually indirectly addressing a lot of specific things I’d seen around tumblr. I never addressed the other replies (which were far less polite than this essay, so thank you, Gypseian) because I didn’t want to do this and essentially ruin the post. But it looks like I’ll have to.
shipping is NOT purely about sex
Gypseian brought up that one post from an old gay couple who didn’t ship Johnlock and was bringing up how they mentioned that people had accused them of being homophobic for not shipping it, and then later going on to say that the only reason most of us ship it is because we want to see John and Sherlock have sex. That was actually the post that made me want to make this post in the first place, because I wanted to get it out there to people who don’t ship things that they shouldn’t assume that just because someone ships something [romantically] that doesn’t mean they only care about sex. Yes, some people do focus on ships for the sex. But not everyone does. So don’t fucking assume that someone only cares about their OTP having sex, is what I was saying.
shipping is NOT believing the characters are already in a relationship
This was partially indirectly addressing quotes from Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch saying “They’re convinced we’re going at it when the cameras are off.” And I wanted to say that no, Mr. Handsome-batch, your face may be handsome but you are wrong. Because while, sure, shipping CAN include legitimately believing two characters are already in a secret relationship, that’s not what shipping is. And that’s what actors seem to treat it like. But no, that’s not it. Don’t assume that someone literally believes John and Sherlock were in a romantic relationship just because they ship them. That’s called deluding yourself.
shipping is NOT wanting the show/book/movie to be surely about your ship
There was no post in particular that I can remember, but it’s essentially another thing telling non-shippers to not assume things of fans. Some tend to think that just because someone is invested in the relationship between Dean and Castiel, they must want the whole show to be about Destiel. And that’s both insulting and dumb. You can enjoy a relationship and really want them to get together and also enjoy the whole rest of the show because its plot is amazing aside from your OTP. We all kept watching Merlin afer Arwen became canon, didn’t we? (And frankly, if you stopped watching it at that point, I don’t blame you at all. Ships aside, Merlin’s development of female characters was atrocious.)
shipping is NOT automatically ignoring the overall plot
Essentially the same thing as before. Don’t assume that someone ignores the rest of the plot just because one relationship in the show is their favorite.
shipping is NOT a game
This one seems to have gotten the most arguments, as well as one hate anon. People are both laughing at me and asking what I even mean. Which I understand. I could have been clearer. But what I was referring to was the fact that people seem to either assume this of others or do it themselves: shippers just take characters at random and decide to pair them together, and sometimes they don’t even base it on canonical interaction. People make all sorts of fanfics with really weird things that both don’t exist in real life and also wouldn’t be approved of. They’re turning shipping into a game, basically. And while I can’t judge anyone for shipping like this (though I could never do it), it’s bad to assume this of someone. Shipping is not a game because it’s not a thing people choose. No one just straight-up decides to ruin their life like that. I didn’t watch Supernatural with the intention to ship Destiel. I saw them, I watched them interact, and I noticed them fall in love. And I wanted them to be together because of it. It wasn’t a thing I thought about, it just happened. Shipping things so passionately just happened.
And that is what I think of the long reply. My own long reply.

well said

captainlucifer:

I’ve seen that there have been several long replies to that, and I didn’t bother to read them. But I’m assuming you’re talking about this one, so I read it and will address it.

Frankly, while I like how the person formed their essay and see that they’re intelligent in their writing, the person misinterpreted the post. It was good enough for about ten thousand people to understand for what it was, but for some, it would have been much clearer if I had changed the title to something lengthier like “PSA for people who judge people for shipping things,” and if I had changed “shipping” to “romantic shipping”.

But really, I figured that would have been obvious, not to mention that it’s just not wise to make a lengthy title on tumblr when it comes to getting notes. It’s not wise to make anything too lengthy. So I kept it short to make people more likely to actually read it.

Gypseian addresses my tags from that post and develops an entire argument about how they’re all gay ships and the subject of homofetishism and that we all know they’re not likely to come to fruition. However, in all honesty, I used the tags “destiel”, “johnlock”, “merthur”, “sterek”, and “drarry” because I knew they were probably the most popular pairing tags and thus would make the post more likely to get notes. I did it for the fucking notes.

And then, with each of my points in the original posts, I was actually indirectly addressing a lot of specific things I’d seen around tumblr. I never addressed the other replies (which were far less polite than this essay, so thank you, Gypseian) because I didn’t want to do this and essentially ruin the post. But it looks like I’ll have to.

shipping is NOT purely about sex

Gypseian brought up that one post from an old gay couple who didn’t ship Johnlock and was bringing up how they mentioned that people had accused them of being homophobic for not shipping it, and then later going on to say that the only reason most of us ship it is because we want to see John and Sherlock have sex. That was actually the post that made me want to make this post in the first place, because I wanted to get it out there to people who don’t ship things that they shouldn’t assume that just because someone ships something [romantically] that doesn’t mean they only care about sex. Yes, some people do focus on ships for the sex. But not everyone does. So don’t fucking assume that someone only cares about their OTP having sex, is what I was saying.

shipping is NOT believing the characters are already in a relationship

This was partially indirectly addressing quotes from Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch saying “They’re convinced we’re going at it when the cameras are off.” And I wanted to say that no, Mr. Handsome-batch, your face may be handsome but you are wrong. Because while, sure, shipping CAN include legitimately believing two characters are already in a secret relationship, that’s not what shipping is. And that’s what actors seem to treat it like. But no, that’s not it. Don’t assume that someone literally believes John and Sherlock were in a romantic relationship just because they ship them. That’s called deluding yourself.

shipping is NOT wanting the show/book/movie to be surely about your ship

There was no post in particular that I can remember, but it’s essentially another thing telling non-shippers to not assume things of fans. Some tend to think that just because someone is invested in the relationship between Dean and Castiel, they must want the whole show to be about Destiel. And that’s both insulting and dumb. You can enjoy a relationship and really want them to get together and also enjoy the whole rest of the show because its plot is amazing aside from your OTP. We all kept watching Merlin afer Arwen became canon, didn’t we? (And frankly, if you stopped watching it at that point, I don’t blame you at all. Ships aside, Merlin’s development of female characters was atrocious.)

shipping is NOT automatically ignoring the overall plot

Essentially the same thing as before. Don’t assume that someone ignores the rest of the plot just because one relationship in the show is their favorite.

shipping is NOT a game

This one seems to have gotten the most arguments, as well as one hate anon. People are both laughing at me and asking what I even mean. Which I understand. I could have been clearer. But what I was referring to was the fact that people seem to either assume this of others or do it themselves: shippers just take characters at random and decide to pair them together, and sometimes they don’t even base it on canonical interaction. People make all sorts of fanfics with really weird things that both don’t exist in real life and also wouldn’t be approved of. They’re turning shipping into a game, basically. And while I can’t judge anyone for shipping like this (though I could never do it), it’s bad to assume this of someone. Shipping is not a game because it’s not a thing people choose. No one just straight-up decides to ruin their life like that. I didn’t watch Supernatural with the intention to ship Destiel. I saw them, I watched them interact, and I noticed them fall in love. And I wanted them to be together because of it. It wasn’t a thing I thought about, it just happened. Shipping things so passionately just happened.

And that is what I think of the long reply. My own long reply.

well said

(Source: luciferofficial)

darlingbenny:

SHERLOCK TANGLED AU  ♥~(‘▽^人)

  • john is all ‘when will my life begin’ like nothing happens to him
  • then sherlock came into the tower/his life and commencing *~adventures*~ to go see the glowing stars
  • and in the end they watched the lanterns together and sherlock is like ‘i see the light. you are my conductor of light john ♥’

idk  ┐(✿◠‿◠)┌

neidelunare:

Benedict on David Letterman May 9. 
You don’t understand. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I read Performance in a Leading Role.

appleloff:

REALLY?!?!?!?!?  Can’t wait any longer to watch it! I really need to know what’s happening with Johnlock! My feelings aaaw

I think I&#8217;m going to need someone to watch it first then tell me afterwards if it&#8217;s sinking my ship *cries*

appleloff:

REALLY?!?!?!?!?  Can’t wait any longer to watch it! I really need to know what’s happening with Johnlock! My feelings aaaw

I think I’m going to need someone to watch it first then tell me afterwards if it’s sinking my ship *cries*

(Source: unstablewhovian)

The Adorable: (SPOILERY COMMENT) Am I the only johnlock shipper that is not annoyed about all this Mary business?

avalongates:

I won’t lie..I was not thrilled when I heard about it. But then I thought about Merlin: Arthur married Gwen and we still had (in my opinion) the best Merthur moments after that.

I’m kind of intrigued about the effect that it will have in John and Sherlock’s relationship. I’m…

I won’t lie I am upset but it is canon so it prolly can’t be avoided (I am totally cool with that). What makes me really upset is the shaming that’s been going on since the spoilery photos of the S03E02 and Ian’s tweet.

(via spockological)