Frogwares

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Frogwares
Independent video game developer
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2000
Headquarters Kyiv, Ukraine
Dublin, Ireland
Key people
Waël Amr, CEO and President
Products see below
Number of employees
80+[1]
Website www.frogwares.com

Frogwares is an independent Ukrainian video game development studio headquartered in Kyiv with subsidiary offices in Dublin.[1] Together with its subsidiaries, the studio has developed numerous adventure games for major gaming platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows as well as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, and mobile.

Frogwares is best known for creating the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, which has sold "around seven million copies" worldwide, according to the company.[2] The PC version of the 7th installment in the franchise, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is generally considered to be the best game in the series by fans and media outlets, with a metascore of 77 on Metacritic [3], and "very positive" reviews on Steam. [4] According to the official website of the company, Frogwares is the owner of the trademarks for Sherlock Holmes for the categories 9, 41, 42 (following Nice classification for goods and services, used in 148 countries).[5]

Currently, the studio is working on its first open-world investigation video game, The Sinking City, "inspired" by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.[6] The Sinking City is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PS4 on March 21, 2019 [7].

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Genre PC 7th Gen 8th Gen Other
2002 Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy Adventure Windows N/A N/A DS
2004 Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring Windows Wii N/A N/A
2005 80 Days Windows N/A N/A N/A
2007 Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows N/A N/A N/A
Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsène Lupin Windows N/A N/A N/A
2008 Dracula: Origin Windows N/A N/A N/A
2009 Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows X360 N/A N/A
2012 The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Windows PS3, X360 N/A N/A
2013 Magrunner: Dark Pulse Action, puzzle Windows PS3, X360 N/A N/A
2014 Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Adventure Windows PS3, X360 PS4, XOne N/A
2016 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Windows N/A PS4, XOne N/A
2019 The Sinking City Adventure, horror Windows N/A PS4, XOne N/A

Casual adventure games[edit]

Casual games are developed under the name Waterlily Games. This sub-studio is focused on casual, hidden object, and light adventure games for PC and iOS.

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet (2008)
  • Mata Hari and the Kaiser's Submarines (2008)
  • Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine (2009)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House (2011)
  • Secret Mission: The Forgotten Island (2011)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles (2011)
  • Dracula: Love Kills (2011)
  • Journey: The Heart of Gaia (2012)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Frozen City (2013) for Nintendo 3DS

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