Call for amateur sleuths to take on Great Yarmouth detective game
PUBLISHED: 10:40 18 June 2018
Do you feel like testing your powers of deduction to solve crime in Great Yarmouth?
This month the Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership (GYTCP) are presenting a gaming experience for would-be detectives and adventurers.
Saturday, June 30, - and again on Sunday, July 31 - the Casefile game will be coming to the town.
The game sees participants take on the role of a consulting detective to follow clues, question witnesses and solve puzzles over two to three hours GYTCP has part-funded the event so that adult tickets are discounted and under 12 year-olds are free.
Devised by local graphic designer, Stephen Blackwell, the games are best enjoyed when played in teams of 2-6.
While the main investigation takes approximately 2-3 hours, the event will be running continuously throughout each day so players can stop and start whenever they choose.
Dedicated children’s mini-mystery trails running alongside the main games.
Mr Blackwell said: “The aim was to genuinely replicate the feel of a real investigation and the best way to do that was to make the most of real locations.
“Working with a number of businesses throughout the area, we’ve been able to create an excitingly immersive experience for our players”
“The launch of Pokemon Go showed that there is a real appetite among gamers for more than just staring at a computer screen; Star-Eaters gets players using their body and brain in equal measures, and having a lot of fun along the way.”
Jonathan Newsman, Town Centre Manager, said: “Finding fun and different ways to spend the day with friends and family can be a challenge.
“Casefile: Mystery of the Star-Eaters & Appearance of the Obeli make a real change from mooching around the shops or sitting in the cinema, although there’s nothing to stop you from taking a break from sleuthing and enjoying the local amenities too.
“It’s like a giant Agatha Christie play where the whole of the town is the stage and you are Miss Marple!”
Tickets prices start from £7 (accompanied under 12 year-olds are free). There two different games running on each day and players are free to do either or both.
To buy an advance ticket visit: www.bit.do/casefileyarmouth