Legacy Interactive recently completed beta testing on its upcoming game, The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2. More than 400 consumers played the game and offered extensive suggestions. As a result, Legacy is making changes to its Victorian-themed puzzle game’s artwork, interface and gameplay. 

"Expectations are high for Legacy’s new Sherlock Holmes game, and customers shared some great ideas throughout our beta testing process. We’ve decided to take additional development time in order to add the polish that a casual game now requires in order to break out from the crowd," said Ariella Lehrer, President of Legacy Interactive. 

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2, now scheduled for release in January, 2010, contains sixteen new unsolved crimes of murder, theft, and kidnapping; intriguing characters, beautifully rendered Victorian locations and 50+ mini-games.

In addition, Legacy has provided a peek at a few sample "before" and "after" screenshots to show how the company has integrated its customers’ suggestions:

The colors are richer in this ornate bedroom room hidden object scene.  

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The robbers are a little trickier to spot in this fun circus themed mini-game. 
 

The dialogue boxes are less intrusive to the gameplay.

 
Your browser may not support display of this image.The locations and settings are illuminated and animated beautifully.

For more information on the development process of The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2, check out the two developer diaries that were published here on Gamezebo:

Developer Diary #1

Developer Diary #2