Murder Goes Mobile at the Met!

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What do Madame X, a murder, and a mobile phone have in common? They are all part of Murder at the Museum: An American Art Mystery, the first mobile detective game created by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The app was built on TourSphere and produced by Green Door Labs.

Through the smartphone app, Met visitors are transported back in time to 1899, where they are attending an evening gala and are shocked to learn of the murder of Virginie Gautreau–who has since been immortalized in the painting Madame X by John Singer Sargent. Thanks to the app, every visitor becomes a detective, using their smartphones to explore museum objects and interview suspects and witnesses to unearth the killer, his or her weapon, the place of the murder, and the killer’s motive.

This game is built 100% on the TourSphere mobile app builder platform and is an amazing example of the flexibility and power of the TourSphere mobile platform. Thanks to TourSphere, the Met was able to create one murder mystery game that works on all smartphone platforms, instead of developing individual apps for the iPhone®, Android®, and Windows®.

For more visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Official site. 

Source: http://blog.toursphere.com/

 

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