Melbourne’s Getting A True Crime AR Game

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Melbourne’s Getting A True Crime AR Game
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Australians love true crime, and if you live in Melbourne, the city is getting a three-kilometre long AR-powered game that explores the city’s darker past.

True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon is set in Melbourne’s notorious red-light district in 1910. Players will be allowed to explore the streets around the historic Little Lon district, collect clues and interact with historical characters related to the death of Ernest Gunter. The adventure requires you to walk about three kilometres in total, taking two hours to play.

Little Lon was a section of Melbourne’s CBD designated as slums in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It has a colourful history associated with burglary, prostitution and murder and, most infamously, was the home of the Madame Brussels brothel.

If you’re not in Melbourne, however, the offsite version will take around one hour to complete. The app will be released on October 6 and will be available on Android and iOS and will cost you $7.99.

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