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.
Second stop on the road trip was Greencastle near Kilkeel. The impressive 13th century keep dominates the skyline for miles around. The Anglo-Norman castle was built in the 13th century by Hugh De Lacy to defend the southern approaches to the Earldom of Ulster. Together with Carlingford Castle, Greencastle guarded access to Carlingford Lough.
I was up in Derry on another lovely, autumn day to test the latest updates of the Siege of Derry game and to demonstrate the app to Gail from the NIEA and archaeologist, Ruairí. Apart from a few minor glitches, the new Android/Apple version is working well. and should be ready for publication in the near future. Continue reading “17th Century Derry brought to life”
After previous user-testing session along the walls I packed for rain and hail, but was greeted by blue skies and sunshine. I was in the Maiden City to test the latest update of the Siege of Derry app. I had successfully tested the app on the iPhone but had been unable to download the game onto my Android. Continue reading “The Siege of Derry App V2 user-testing”