Company and Licensing


Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent gamedev studio, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Thanks to the work of a talented team of around 80 artists and programmers, our games are available for major platforms, including Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Press and fans best know us for the Sherlock Holmes detective series, which has sold more than 7 million units worldwide. Striving to improve as developers and artists, we recently released our biggest project up to date – an open-world Lovecraftian adventure, The Sinking City.

About Frogwares Studio

Games We Have Developed Since 2000

  • The Sinking City (2019)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (2016)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (2014)
  • Magrunner: Dark Pulse (2013)
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (2012)
  • Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper (2009)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered (2008)
  • Dracula: Origin (2008)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin (2007)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (2006)
  • 80 Days (2005)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Secret of The Silver Earring / The Case of the Silver Earring (2004)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (2003)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy (2002)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy on DS Console

IP Licensing

Frogwares is the owner of the trademarks for Sherlock Holmes and The Sinking City for the categories 9, 41, 42 (following Nice classification for goods and services, used in 148 countries):

• 5505269 – Sherlock Holmes – USA
• 006758569 – SHERLOCK HOLMES -World EUTM
• 009608068 – SHERLOCK HOLMES – World EUTM
• 011266012 – SHERLOCK HOLMES – World EUTM
• 88227898 The Sinking City USA
• 015278534 Sinking City EUTM

If you wish to purchase a license for these categories, please contact us at office (at) frogwares (dot) com. Any use of the Sherlock Holmes name into a product belonging to these categories for a purpose whatsoever is prohibited without the agreement of Frogwares Ireland.

Frogwares owns the copyrights for all of its games (and game content):

• The Testament of Sherlock Holmes PA-2-229-723
• Magrunner: Dark Pulse PA-2-228-853
• Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments PA-2-222-476
• Sherlock holmes: The Devils Daughter PA-2-222-470
• The Sinking City PA-2-199-139

Any use of Frogwares games or its materials without Frogwares written permission is prohibited.

Games sales are licensed to authorised partners. The list of authorized licensees is available upon request.