A murder and mystery “life size” in Old Quebec

Colonel Mustard, with the candlestick … in Old Quebec? Lovers of murder and mystery will have the opportunity to play detectives in the capital when a virtual game “Clue-type” life-size will come at the end of the summer.
C is Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Quebec City that the British company will offer its virtual CluedUpp investigation blockbuster for the first time in La Belle Province and Canada. It will then be Montreal’s turn on August 31st.

What is this game that proclaims “the world’s first virtual murder and mystery”? Imagine a cross between giant format Clue and Pokémon GO . Without augmented reality, however. The game works by geolocation with videos, quizzes and maps.

Equipped with a smartphone and the CluedUpp Detective app ( iOS and Android compatible ), players have to scour the city for clues, witnesses, and suspects to be eliminated to solve a complex murder case.

At stake, the honor of victory. As well as medals awarded to the fastest or best disguised team, to the most original nickname, among others.

Equipped with a smartphone and the CluedUpp Detective app (iOS and Android compatible), players have to scour the city for clues, witnesses, and suspects to be eliminated to solve a complex murder case.
Equipped with a smartphone and the CluedUpp Detective app (iOS and Android compatible), players have to scour the city for clues, witnesses, and suspects to be eliminated to solve a complex murder case.
THE SUN, ERICK LABBÉ
A hundred teams of two to six “Sherlock Holmes” are expected in Old Quebec. Perhaps even more, since the event seems to attract the crowds. Last Saturday, no less than 550 teams walked the streets of Indianapolis. More than 250,000 people have been involved in the experiment since its inception in 2016, according to the company.

Note, the game is only available in English. It is planned to adapt it in the language of Molière, but not until next year.

“We have always wanted to expand in Canada. And 2019 seems to be the perfect year for that. ”
– Tref Griffiths, creator of CluedUpp

Old Quebec is the playground of this manhunt, but the story told in the app takes place in the fictional town of Millingham, in the 1920s. However, it is promised that physical places of the capital will be put to contribution. “The story is the same no matter where we are, but we actually change issues to reflect the location and environment in which we play,” said the Sun Nicki Tyrrell, of CluedUpp.

The Sneaky Finders survey – which CluedUpp describes as the most difficult one to date – is inspired by the popular British TV series Peaky Blinders . The latter tells the adventures of a guy (played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy) and his gang of thugs determined to climb the ladder of organized crime in post-war England. The show, which is in its fifth season, has been broadcast since 2013 on UNIS in Quebec and on the Canadian version of Netflix .

The success of neighbors

Why CluedUpp – a small company based in Silsoe, a village of 1800 souls in the middle of England – is she trying her luck here? Simply because the founder, Tref Griffiths, has always dreamed of visiting the country. And that the success of its concept among our American neighbors augurs well.

“We have organized events in the UK and USA and have always had a fantastic participation. We have always wanted to expand in Canada. And 2019 seems to be the perfect year for that, “says Griffiths.

This outdoor police adventure will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Old Quebec. The survey must be initiated between 10am and 1pm and end no later than 5pm. Allow one to four hours to complete, although the average is around two hours twenty minutes.

Price: $ 80 per team of two to six people ($ 65 for the first 50). Young people under 16 play for free. That said, the game is designed for adults. Of course, you have to have access to a smart phone.

To register, visit cluedupp.com/quebeccity .

Finally, CluedUpp suggests dressing up in the 1920s or Peaky Blinders style and finding a “fantastically crafty” team name.

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