This concept is a text-based role-playing game that focuses on a strong storyline drawing upon the crime-solving tools highlighted in the “Forensic Firsts” series. Combined with a compelling storyline and tie-ins to historical cases and modern technologies, thoughtful and tactile interactions bring this experience to life.
*You are a deputy detective and have just pulled up to a gruesome homicide scene. Almost immediately, it has the potential to go unsolved because of two major obstacles: no eyewitnesses and no ID on the body. It’s a classic John Doe situation.
*What lies ahead is an intricate web of paths or “action mazes” based around sets of unpredictable questions and obstacles. Every move you make, and pointed question you answer, impacts whether or not you’re hot on the trail, or going cold.
*You’re playing against the clock, and your success will be determined by how fast you can piece together the clues. Forensic technology will get you there – but you must choose the right tools at the right time, or time will slip away on you.
*Engage viewers with the show and its content - “Forensic Firsts” is rich with information rooted in science, history, and technology. Our goal is to bring the show’s rich content to life in an entertaining way and create a deeper connection between the player and the program.
*Create shareable moments - The gaming experience is conceptualized in a way that ensures aspects of the game lend themselves particularly well to social sharing (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). These sharing opportunities will engage the player more personally with the show, and open the door for them to invite their friends to join in.
*Differentiate the show - There are many crime-related television programs available today. One key element that sets “Forensic Firsts” apart from its competition is the esteem and knowledge base of the Smithsonian Institution and connections to new forensic technologies. The game presents a promising opportunity to bring that expertise to the forefront, and position the program as more accurate and realistic than the others.