By Richard Fox
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Experience Sydney’s criminal history and battle gangsters in this exciting GPS game and tour. Armed with your mobile, you scour the streets for illegal alcohol while physically evading gangsters or slashing them with your phone.
Archival and recreated content combine to create a dark adventure situated in the original locations of Darlinghurst’s Razor Gangs. Or transport the virtual world to play Razorhurst anywhere in the world. Challenge other players for territory and mastermind your own Gangland plot to climb the leaderboard.
• Discover colourful characters such as Kate Leigh, Tilly Devine, Phil ‘The Jew’ Jeffs, Frank ‘The Little Gunman’ Green, Guido Calletti, Nellie Cameron and more in vivid re-enactments.
• See Razorhurst captured in the original police photographs.
• Experience the terror of razor attacks and relive the underworld war of the roaring Twenties.
“The way of the future for gaming… Players literally run through the streets” ABC TV News
“Highly innovative and cutting-edge… Augmented Reality… immersed players in the dramas of Darlinghurst in the 1930s” Sydney Morning Herald
“A far cry from the standard city tours on offer” Time Out Sydney
“A potent combination of new technology and dramatization” Central Sydney
“Excellent graphics, stills, movies and audio” RealTime Arts
Recommended by Lonely Planet and The Historic Houses Trust
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What's New in Version 1.4
New multiplayer game
Slash motion-triggered combat system
Enhanced iPhone 5 layout
Good idea, marginal execution
Took a chance despite a poor review. Had an enjoyable walk around darlinghurst and learnt a bit about its history. However app did not always respond when at grog locations, and did not recognise our collected bottles at the home pub. Best done with headphones as it can be hard to hear. Gangster attacks need an audio prompt. Need to be able to pause game. Need to able to check instructions once in game. Instructions should be more explicit about how it works and what happens, otherwise one gets left wondering if you are doing the right thing. Great idea, would love to see it work. Would come back and try again to get my $6 worth. Used 4g iPhone.
This game was not intuitive, fun or in anyway playable. We could not work out what was going on or how to get to the next screen. The screen was often just either black or white. There were loading problems and it kept repeating itself. It is a shame because it sounded like a good story.
An unusual kind of game
The story could have been longer and the interface took a while to figure out but the atmosphere was good walking around Darlinghurst.