The Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle App is now available to download for free for Android and Apple mobile devices. The Siege! app contains a mission-style game and an interactive map that explores Anglo-Norman military strategy and the defensive architecture of the Carrickfergus Castle. The game is best played on location at the castle and uses interactive role-play and atmospheric video to bring the 1315-16 Bruce siege to life.
I would like to say a big thank you to all those who were involved in making the game. Beverly and the rest of the team from the Creative Industries Innovation Fund at the Arts Council for supporting the project. Stuart the cameraman who filmed and edited the sequences and put up with my copius naming conventions and spread sheets. Lynn and Boyd from the Irish Arms and the living history re-enactors who acted out the defence and attack sequences and recreated the conflict of the Norman period. Paddy Scully who brought the character of Red Earl, Richard de Burgh to life. Gail from NIEA for the great photographs and graphics. Nyree and Janis from Carrickfergus Castle for providing access to the Castle. Ruari O’Baoill and Andrew Gault for advising me on the history of Carrickfergus Castle. My dad for prop supplies. Discovery for the Bannockburn footage. Jo and the guys from Appfurnance for providing the software and support. All my user testers: mum, Jaine, Peter, Sean and Bronagh and providers of Android phones: Muireann, Les and Maria.