Portsmouth Festivities has collaborated with Torchlight Heritage and the University of Portsmouth‘s School of Creative Technologies to bring you Portsmouth’s first ever live and interactive user lead city-wide form of eventing.
The adventure will start at 11am on the first day of the Festivities (16 June), and it will be live everyday 11am – 7pm until 25 June. Happenings will be featuring events such as Electric Eden, Circo Rum Ba Ba, B-Boys and Escape Rooms.Your task is to join the join the game online, find the happenings, and collect the codes. Players will face 10 days of action via the web app, where they will uncover up to 40 interactions with game characters and performers, and unusual installations in locations around the city.
All of the Happenings are free to access over the ten days and they are live between 11am and 7pm each day. Each Happening will be at its destination for two hours. You do not have to collect all of the codes to play along. You can join in at any time! Festivities will be giving clues through social media about where the live Happenings will be so everyone can benefit.
Find 15 or more Happenings by the end of the festival and you will be entered into a prize draw, with a chance of winning one of three great prizes. Winners will be shown on the Big Screen in the Guildhall Square from 7.30pm on 25 June!
For those that really want to get truly immersed in the game then nothing is wasted in this concept, each code represents a significant date in Portsmouth’s history and each code will show a letter and when all 39 letters are found it will spell out the final destination of the very last Happening on day ten.
You can register for a user account free of charge at playcodecity.co.uk from 2 June.
Prize One – A Drivers experience at Goodwood racing courtesy of Snows Motor Group (Prize is age dependant but a young driver experience is available)
Prize Two – Pizza for a Year Courtesy of Domino’s Pizza (1 free large pizza per month for a year)
Prize Three – Gunwharf Quays gift card