Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor is an iOS application that would bring a smile even to Carson’s face. In it, iOS device owners are charged with the task of protecting the Crawley family’s precious fortune from a snake-in-the-grass intruder (which may, or may not, be Thomas).
It’s the first time the gates of the Crawley family estate have been opened up to gamers. Fans of “Downton Abbey,” the hit TV show which has gained critical acclaim in its native Britain and across the pond, in the U.S., surely are in for a treat. As someone who doesn’t normally go for hidden object games, I’m nevertheless excited to take Mysteries of the Manor for a spin.
In a press release that recently reached our inbox, publisher Activision explained:
Throughout the journey, players can find and return missing items to their rightful owners, earning the trust of the estate’s residents and unlocking new areas to advance the story. They can also compete with friends on social leaderboards to see who can restore more of the Abbey’s most prized possessions to their former glory.
It looks to be grand title for fans of the TV show, and for anyone feeling sentimental about the show’s sixth (and final) season, it could be welcome medicine.
Of course, in Britain, the final season of “Downton Abbey” begins airing this Sunday, Sept. 20. In the United States, it’ll reach PBS’ Masterpiece in January.
You can download Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor now on the App Store. It’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is available free of charge.