Courtesy the artists.
MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness. Photo courtesy the artists.
MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness
A mysterious thief has boasted that he will pull off an amazing art heist during the Northern Spark festival. The city’s best detectives are on alert, but he seems to anticipate their every move. Which museum will he hit? And why is he leaving clues about his plans? Meanwhile, a group of urban explorers makes a remarkable discovery beneath the streets of Minneapolis. When some of them go missing, our detectives must follow their trail—but do they want to be found? And then there’s that lost cat . . .
MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness is a cross-platform (iOS, Android) app that provides an interactive story. Unfolding location-based narrative and interactions with virtual characters reveal aspects of this hidden world. You may begin to play before the festival, or you can start the story at Northern Spark. The story can be experienced in many different ways, and whether digging as deep as possible into the multiple mysteries or merely casually following along, you become a vital part of the story.
Monkey with a Mustache team members are Jerry Belich, Megan Dowd, David Pisa, and Brian Quarfoth.
To download the free game, please go to your device’s app store and search for ‘MysteryPhone’ or ‘Art of Darkness’.
For more information, read Pat Harrigan’s essay here.