Londonderry, November 1688:
The Earl of Tyrconnell has moved Lord Mountjoy and his regiment from Derry to Dublin, the town has been left undefended ...
The Siege is an interactive, location-based, mobile app set around the walls of Londonderry. The Siege app combines GPS and mobile technology with contemporary real life accounts and dramatized reactions from townspeople to bring the key events of the 1689 Siege of Derry to life.
You can experience 'The Siege' in three ways:
1. Play the Siege of Derry espionage game on Derry's walls (requires GPS)
Can you survive the 1689 siege as a Jacobite spy? Your mission is to look after Jacobite interests in the garrison town of Londonderry. Walk along the walls and collect any useful conversations you overhear. Remember to keep on the move or you'll attract the attention of the guards and be thrown in prison. The app will guide you to the start of the game at HANGMAN's BASTION which is located between Butcher's Gate and Magazine Gate on Derry's walls. There you will be given your mission. Walk along the walls in an ANTI-CLOCKWISE direction (towards Butcher's Gate) and collect the accounts you overhear. Use the cannon in the bastions to send your collected accounts into the Jacobite camp.
2. Listen to the Siege of Derry audio timeline on Derry's walls (requires GPS)
Listen to eyewitness accounts of the Siege of Derry on location. Walk along the atmospheric city walls and listen to events where they unfolded.
The app will guide you to the start of the timeline at HANGMAN'S BASTION which is located between Butcher's Gate and Magazine Gate on Derry's walls. Walk along the walls in an ANTI-CLOCKWISE direction (towards Butcher's Gate) and listen to the conversations of passersby. The timeline ends above Magazine Gate.
3. Listen to the Siege of Derry audio timeline elsewhere.
This version of the app can be played anywhere. The timeline is represented as accounts along map of the walls of Derry. Working in an anti-clockwise direction and starting at Hangman's Bastion, click on each account icon sequentially to listen to an audio timeline of contemporay accounts of the Siege.
This software was licenced to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency by the BBC.
For more information: http://digitalkey.biz/projects/the-siege-app/download-the-siege-of-derry-app/
The Siege is a free software application from the Teaching & Training Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2013-09-01. The program can be installed on Android.
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