Richard De Burgh, the Red Earl of Ulster, needs a constable to take charge of the defences of Carrickfergus Castle. The castle controls access to Belfast Lough and the Scots will be keen to take it. As constable, you must assess the castle’s defences and use your men to defeat the Scottish attacks. A good military performance is rewarded with an increase in wages. If you succeed in your post, you will be rewarded with an earldom, but if you fail, you will be dismissed without pay!
Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle Instructions
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 castle has stood guard over Belfast Lough for over 800 years and is probably the best-preserved medieval castle in Ireland.
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. The interactive map contains photographs, drawings and fact-files that illustrate how the castle withstood a year long siege. This app is produced in association with the NIEA and built using AppFurnace software.
Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle game
The aims of the game are to defend the castle against the Scottish attack, earn plenty of silver pennies and receive an earldom. Listen to the advice of the Richard de Burgh, the Earl of Ulster. He will guide you through your choices and tell you of any planned Scottish attacks. You key tasks as constable will be:
- Assessing the castle’s defences.
- Defending the castle against the Scottish attack.
Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle map
The Explore map option displays an interactive map of the castle, with buttons highlighting key areas.
NB: Once the app is downloaded, an internet connection or GPS is not required.
Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund
The interactive, mission-style game is best played, on location at Carrickfergus Castle, which is located on the shores of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland.