Ink Spotters. Stories you can play.


Emmy ® Award winner and best-selling writer Sean Stewart has joined forces with the team that brought you Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies to create Ink Spotters, a new kind of story you play like a game. Issue #1 sees the world's greatest detective in a new Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Art of Detection.

The story reads like a comic ... except every page is hidden but one. You come to that first page like a detective arriving at a crime scene. Your challenge: find the clues that will uncover the rest of the story.

How do you play a story?

Getting started is simple–just type a word you think might lead to more story. Getting started is simple–just type a word you think might lead to more of the story. You might want to learn more about the "ASH" sprinkled on the victim’s desk, the “FLASK” behind a bookshelf, or discover why Watson is hidden in the “CLOSET”

Each clue you find unlocks another page and the pieces of the story begin to fall into place.  Play at your own pace until you have uncovered the last page - leaving you with a beautifully illustrated adventure that's yours to keep forever.

 
Available in App Store
 

The further you go, the deeper you get.

The more story you uncover, the richer the game becomes. You will need to understand the characters, guess their motivations, and deduce offstage events to track down every clue and reveal every page.

The more story you uncover, the richer the game becomes. You will need to understand the characters, guess their motivations, and deduce offstage events to track down every clue and reveal every page.

Hidden in each Ink Spotter are Story Threads. These are special rewards and achievements that unlock extra scenes, Easter eggs, and strange-but-true facts.

Hidden in each Ink Spotter are Story Threads. These are special rewards and achievements that unlock extra scenes, Easter eggs, and strange-but-true facts.

 

The stories.

Check out our latest titles and get a taste of what’s coming up next.

Sherlock Holmes: The Art of Detection Called in to solve the disappearance of a fashionable young man, Sherlock is initially amused to discover a feisty barmaid, three talkative parrots, and an Undertaker's Mute. Then Watson is kidnapped, and the game turns deadly serious...


Sherlock Holmes: The Art of Detection

Called in to solve the disappearance of a fashionable young man, Sherlock is initially amused to discover a feisty barmaid, three talkative parrots, and an Undertaker's Mute. Then Watson is kidnapped, and the game turns deadly serious...

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Breath Sherlock investigates the murder of Lady Sybil Chadwick, found strangled in her own library. Behind the walls of an English country manor he will find a shrunken head, a forbidden book, an assassins' cult... and himself, helpless in a killer's grasp. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, we decided to make this full-length story free!


Sherlock Holmes: The Last Breath

Sherlock investigates the murder of Lady Sybil Chadwick, found strangled in her own library. Behind the walls of an English country manor he will find a shrunken head, a forbidden book, an assassins' cult... and himself, helpless in a killer's grasp. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, we decided to make this full-length story free!