CBC and Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital studio, unveil a brand new online mystery, Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device, at cbc.ca/murdochmysteries on April 8, 2015. The unprecedented interactive experience turns MURDOCH MYSTERIES fans into detectives, through an engaging six-week mystery including real-world events in Canada and the UK that bring the storyline to life in full turn-of-the-century detail.
Each week, a new chapter of Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device will be revealed online,incorporating a new regional event tied to the storyline beginning with Toronto, ON on April 11, Vancouver, BC on April 18, Edmonton, AB on April 25, Montreal, QC on May 2, and London, UK on May 9, culminating in an epic finale in Toronto, ON on May 16. Additional clues to help solve the interactive mystery will be revealed at each event, allowing fan detectives to work together to solve the case. Please note, participation in the live events is not required as fans can access all clues online in order to participate in each phase. Further details on each regional event will be released at a later date.
“For eight seasons, fans have been watching Murdoch Mysteries, and now they finally have a chance to become part of the story world,” said Jay Bennett, vice president, digital and creative director, Shaftesbury/Smokebomb. “Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device gives them a unique opportunity to be part of the action alongside our characters through a truly immersive, interactive experience.”