The Map Detectives

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An original and stimulating CD ROM, Map Detectives teaches geography and mapping skills as children try to solve a series of baffling burglaries at Hartley Manor.

The Village Mystery
A daring thief has stolen several valuable objects from the manor and Lady Hartley isn't sure what has been stolen. However, she does have detailed plans which the intrepid detectives can use to work out exactly what was taken. Once their list is complete the investigation moves to the local village where a number of the stolen items have been spotted. Using map symbols and coordinates, children can search for the stolen goods and collect important clues which will help them identify the villain.

The Daylight Robbery
One of Lady Hartley's most valued possessions has been stolen during one of her famous parties and she is offering a big reward for its safe return. Unfortunately the guests left some time ago and are now scattered across the country. Navigating their way around a cycling map of the County of Sherston, the London Underground map and a walking map of Rainbow Hills, children can gather vital evidence that will help them track down the perpetrator of the crime!

Full of all the high quality resources including photographs, animations and sound, Map Detectives provides a valuable and stimulating resource for geography and mapping skills.

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Includes fold-out A3 maps, help pages, cut-out suspect cards, a grid to mark results, and a certificate.

It was also available as part of a collection of CDs designed to load onto an 'RM Store Box' so pupils could easily access the software via a server. It was in Collection 3, along with The Crystal Rainforest 2000, DK I Love Spelling, DK Become a History Explorer, and Rivers.

The elements of the game were re-jigged and the series revived again in 2005 for just PC & Mac, becoming two titles: The Village Mystery countryside environment essentially became The Map Detectives Rural Mystery, and The Daylight Robbery urban environment became The Map Detectives Urban Mystery.



Platform : Acorn RISC OS/Windows/Mac
Format : CD-ROM
Publisher : Sherston Software
Authors : Simon Hosler
Date : 1998
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Animal Rescue Sherston Software BBC Micro 5.25" disk 1986
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Teddy Bears' Rainy Day Sherston Software BBC Micro 5.25" disk 1993
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Aztecs Sherston Software Acorn Archimedes 3.5" disc 1993
Badger Trails Sherston Software Acorn Archimedes 3.5" Disk 1993
Sea Rescue Sherston Software Acorn Archimedes 3.5" disc 1994
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Space City Sherston Software Acorn Archimedes 3.5" disc 1994
Voyage of Discovery Sherston Software Acorn Archimedes 3.5" disc 1994
Around the World in 80 Days Sherston Software Ltd Acorn Archimedes 3.5 Floppy Disk 1994
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Arcventure IV - The Anglo Saxons Sherston Software Acorn 32 Bit 3.5" Floppy Disk 1996
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Information About Sherston Software:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sherston Software 1983

 

 

 

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH67105. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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