Game on for teenage players

The team behind AmbleGPX includes Laura Park, Aysha Hedley, Alex Henderson, Philip Ward and Andrew Mounsey.
The team behind AmbleGPX includes Laura Park, Aysha Hedley, Alex Henderson, Philip Ward and Andrew Mounsey.

AMBLE teenagers have worked with the local community and professionals from all over the country to develop an online game based in the real world.

The game involves picking up clues from the website www.amblegpx.com and then searching the town for the answers.

It is played using Wi-Fi hotspots around Amble and can be played on a smartphone.

Team member Matthew Stanton said: “We have created the game so people with an interest in Amble, or residents and visitors who just want an activity to do, can go out, play the game and perhaps learn something new about the town.”

The team, aged from 14 to 18, have been working over the last two years with local businesses and professionals to hone their skills in journalism, film-making, marketing, tourism and IT to create the game.

Speaking on behalf of the team, Laura Park, said: “It has been a unique project to be involved in.

“Not only has it been loads of fun, it has been a highly-educational experience. Some of us have even used it to achieve access to university”.

Game players also have the chance to win prizes, which have been donated by local businesses and range from buy one get one free drinks and snacks, to a swimming pass and discounts off ice cream and games.

AmbleGPX is now playable, visit www.amblegpx.com