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Jolly Brolly Mystery
The Jolly Brolly Mystery is a fun way to explore Bristol while solving a murder mystery - even on rainy days. The goal is to find the murderer, but to do this you need is a Jolly Brolly, which is a clever umbrella that serves as your game assistant and guide.
Whenever it rains the “Clue Box”, that unlocks information to solve the mystery will show up at a new location in the city. You need to find the clue within 12 hours. The Clue Box will know when you are nearby and you will get a tip online telling you in which part of the city to look.
As you pass through the city with your Jolly Brolly, the gps inside your clever umbrella allows you to collect points each time you check into a different zone of the city. Earning points will buy clues that help you narrow in on the murderer. You can also earn points by solving missions posted online, and even by submitting missions for other Jolly Brolly players to solve.
All the players who have guessed the right murderer within the given timespan, will win a ticket to the final draw for the winning prize.
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Rune K. Drewsen is a Danish graphic designer and illustrator. He has been doing art in the public space for 7 years and has been the creative director of a small Copenhagen gallery and studio for 5 years called Rumkammerat (means something like Spacecomrades in English). Here he created the very popular Urban Treasure Hunt, which is a public art treasure hunt, which ran 3 times in Copenhagen in the summers of 2007, 2008 and 2009. In the summer 2011 he realised the Urban Treasure Hunt in Budapest with local Hungarian artists. That final project was sponsored by the Danish Embassy and the Danish Culture Institute in Hungary.
Andrea Hasselager is a Danish artist, and has been working with digital storytelling and games for 5 years. She has a background as a writer for advertising. She developed an online story about trafficking in women, ‘Find Olena’ , while being a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio. Her game about the Nordic Fruits and vegetation, Jumping Suzy, won the Nordic Game Jams ‘New Nordic food price’. Lately she has developed the global concept Game Girl Workshop, where she teaches teenage girls to develop computer, Game Girl Workshop has recently been realised in Palestine.