The Guardians experience was playtested and launched at Popup Playground‘s 2013 Fresh Air Festival – a new pervasive gaming festival in Melbourne, Australia.

So the playful story can be experienced anytime by anyone, and be an activity for participants at pervasive gaming and urban play events.

The Guardians experience is a single-person journey, but for festivals it works best to have it scheduled for a parallel activity. That is, (1) give the instructions to a group of people (2) who then experience it individually (3) and then meet up together after they’re completed it. There is variation on the time people spend with it, and so it is good to have the Instructor stationed at the same place to receive players as they return.

Requirements: Players will need their own phone with Internet activated.

Full details are in these Guardians Festival Instructions (PDF).

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