Jul 5, 2019
This week we’re joined by Nick Moran, creative director and Co-founder of Time Run; the ground breaking escape room specialists. Nick talks us through their newest project, a collaboration with Hartswood Films and Sherlock writers Mark Gattiss and Steven Moffat.
“Sherlock: The Game Is Now” has taken escape rooms to the next level with ingenious game play, unparalleled narrative, and digital appearances from the stars of the show themselves. Nick tells us how it all came together for him and his business partners, after a series of less successful ventures.
00:36 recap on Hop King last week
02:06 Black Deer Festival
04:50 Stuart’s Mum house catches fire
06:30 the Eagles at Wembley
08:30 Ben explains why sitting down at a gig is actually a good thing
09:34 The Mary Quant Exhibition
10:35 Beyond the Road at the Saatchi Gallery
11:57 This weeks episode - Sherlock: The Game Is Now
12:50 Nick joins us in the studio
14:10 The story of how it started with a series of unsuccessful projects
16:36 Their first game, in 2015
17:00 The investors and how important financing is to a business / project
19:30 The second game, Time Run the celestial chain - and how this spawned the Sherlock Game.
20:40 Steven Moffat, Mark Gattiss and the BBC.
21:45 How you write the script of a game like this, and the mechanics of building the environment and game play
24:35 IP and the production company
26:15 Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch
28:15 The hardest thing so far - finding a venue, we also discuss the licensing issues
32:20 The future of Sherlock: The Game Is Now
36:59 Cost, times and dates
37:15 Social Media
38:38 Recap of Nick and Sherlock: The Game Is Now
39:30 What’s on this summer
40:18 This weeks thanks and Shout About social media
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