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events > Sunday 2nd December - Sunday 9th December


Various Locations in Perth CBD, Free

Come to the Ghost Town Booth in the Interface at Perth Town Hall Foyer to begin.

Ghosts are trapped in the machines of Perth, and they need your help!

Ghost Town, Giant Dice's new innovative game of urban exploration played with the help of your mobile phone, is being unleashed on the streets of Perth for one week, starting December 2nd, 2007. The game uses a mashup of technology (bluetooth, SMS and VOIP) and the physical world.

Alone or with family and friends, you'll uncover clues and solve puzzles with the help of messages, pictures and even voice calls
received on their mobile phones. You'll search the CBD for special stickers that unlock the game's challenges, all the while unraveling a mysterious storyline. You can explore the game at your own pace, giving you a chance to appreciate some of Perth's most interesting spaces. By taking the game from the screen to the streets, Ghost Town
promotes active and healthy gaming.

Best of all, Ghost Town is being run as a free community event as part of the ByteMe! Festival. Ghost Town was created by Giant Dice, a new Perth-based pervasive gaming company.

To play: Come to the Ghost Town booth at the Perth Town Hall between 10am and 5pm (Dec 2 to Dec 9).
Cost: FREE
Players require a mobile phone with Bluetooth.

Download Press Release 15/11 (pdf)

Thanks to our sponsors:

Direct SMS

bam creative

Warpspace IT

Drew Robinson


Giant Dice make pervasive games.

"By making activities more fun and playful, we believe that games can be used to better engage people in a variety of settings. The games we build can be used to strengthen communities, enliven and celebrate public space, or to build skills and facilitate training."

Giant Dice was founded by David Fono, a game designer and computer whiz kid, and Kate Raynes-Goldie, a social web and community researcher/builder.

Giant Dice

Kate Raynes-Goldie


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