Mackem Monster Hunt

THE MACKEM MONSTER HUNT

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Mackie's Monster

WHEN THE MONSTERS TAKE OVER SUNDERLAND

THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN...

Thirteen - an unlucky number for some but not when you're monster hunting in Sunderland!

From Friday 23 October until Sunday 1 November, you can find your favourite creatures hidden on landmark buildings. 

You will find a combination of fun inflatable and Augmented Reality Monsters in the form of an outdoor community trail for all. 

The monster trail can be downloaded via a bespoke app on to any smartphone, which will guide you to the various locations across Sunderland city centre.

The MaCkem Monster trail and app will be available from Friday 23 October.

HOW TO START MONSTER HUNTING!

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Monster Hunting App

Download the app

Meet Triff one of the AR characters that can be captured at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens!

You will be able to download the 'Sunderland Experience' app from your app store from Friday 23 October.

You will find six inflatable monster installations alongside seven Augmented Reality creatures!

You will be able to use exciting augmented reality technology alongside a GPS enabled map which tracks your location in real-time, to discover the City like never before.

Capture and share moments with family and friends as you interact with our fun virtual characters and physical installations along the route in a safe, socially distanced way.

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Makem Monster Hunt Map

PLEASE NOTE

You will find the app on the apple store and google play please search for 'Sunderland Experience'.

Get the Google Play link - HERE

Unfortunately, some phones are just not AR compatible, which is why we have a mixed trail of fun inflatables and AR creatures for you to enjoy.

BE SAFE, BE AWARE

Please watch your step, mind your phone and adhere to the guidelines.

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Wear your face mask
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Keep your distance
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Wash your hands

It's not only monsters you can collect

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Asiana Fusion Restaurant

Asiana Fusion Restaurant

Receive £5 off any dine-in main course.

Find out more!

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Flowers by Jennifer

FLOWERS BY JENNIFER

Get 10% off with any in-store purchase.

FIND OUT MORE!

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McDonald's Restaurant

McDonald's Restaurant

Show the app to receive your Halloween offer.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Port Independent

PORT INDEPENDENT

20% off when you spend over £40 on clothes and/or beers.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Bou-chique Women's clothes shop

Bou-chique women's clothes

10% discount to all in-store customers.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Grinder Coffee Co.

Grinder Coffee Co.

Enjoy a coffee and a cake for £4.

FIND OUT MORE!

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The Looking Glass

THE LOOKING GLASS

Free kids Halloween dessert with every meal.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Xtra

Xtras in the Bridges

Spend £10 on Halloween products and receive
a free tube of blood.

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Coffeehaus.

Coffeehaus. Independent Coffee Shop

A free hot drink with any purchased bake over £2.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Harry's Game Shack

HARRY'S GAME SHACK

Receive 25% off gameplay on Sat-Sun.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Pop's Candy

Pop's Candy Sweet Shop

Get 10% off with any in-store purchase.

FIND OUT MORE!

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The Bridges Gift Card

THE BRIDGES SUNDERLAND

Enter your details in-app to be in with the chance to win a £100 gift card.

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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

MUSEUM & WINTER GARDENS

10 % off in the shop if you spend more than £10

FIND OUT MORE!

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The Looking Glass

THE LOOKING GLASS

Free Autumn Cocktail or Coffee with every meal.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Sunderland Bowl

SUNDERLAND BOWL

Receive the Family Deal for just £34.99 instead of £70.

FIND OUT MORE!

The Monster Hunt App

Our Monster Hunt has been designed for you to enjoy the city centre in a safe and socially distanced way. There are 13 spooktacular monsters running riot around the city and we need you to join our team of Monster Hunters to capture them once and for all. There are 6 inflatable monster installations and 7 virtual augmented reality monsters to discover at ghostly locations across the city.

Use the map in the app to find and capture each one.
Stay safe out there and have a wonderful time!

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Monster 1
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Monster 2

FAQ for SUNDERLAND EXPERIENCE APP

Is the app free?

Does the app use lots of battery?

 

Does the app take a long time to download?

 

Is the app family-friendly?

 

How do I know where I’m going?
How do I find the monsters?

 

How do I get access to, and use the local retail offers?

 

Will there be future trails?


How do I use AR?




Can I share my monsters on social media?

Yes, the app is entirely free and has no in-app purchases.

Game-based and AR (Augmented Reality) apps do use quite a lot of battery, so make sure your device has a full charge before you embark on your trail. Perhaps make sure someone else in your group has a device with them in case the battery runs low, and you need a phone to coordinate your return home!

The app will download with a four or 5G connection but, because of the AR, it is quite large. We recommended you download the app where you have a WIFI connection if at all possible.

Yes. However, some (but not all) of the monsters might be a little frightening for very young children. Adults should use their judgement, but we believe the app is appropriate for children aged at least six years and up. For young children, please ensure the app is used with the supervision of an adult. However, remember there are Six not-so-scary inflatable monsters too!

GPS has been used to track your location within the City Centre. On the map view, you’ll see an icon moving along the trail route (the icon is you!) and this will help you find your way along the trail and identify where the real and virtual monsters are hiding.

After you’ve successfully captured a monster, the app will notify you of an offer. The app will store your offer in the offers section of the main menu, see ‘Sign Up & My Offers’ which includes details of how to redeem the offer.

Yes, we are planning seasonal trails for you to enjoy. The next one is Christmas where you’ll meet all your favourite traditional Christmas characters, launching 19th November.

AR places a digital character into the real world setting in front of you. The app will automatically open your camera view to trigger the digital monsters. It will look for a flat surface to put the monster onto so please follow the instructions carefully and point your device at the floor before looking at and enjoying the virtual monster.

Yes. The app lets you capture an image of your monster once you’ve found it. Try and catch a great photo of your or a family member with the monsters and share your favourite pictures online using @SunderlandBID #makemmonsterhunt.
 

MONSTER FUN!

TAKE YOUR MONSTERS HOME

Create your own monsters at home with our colouring-in templates.

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Colour your monster in
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Chomper
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The Goofs
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Howler

CREATE YOUR OWN MONSTER HUNT!

MONSTER COLOURING SHEETS

ARTventurers has created these templates for you to colour in and create your own monster hunt at home - Why not share with friends and family to create a community trail.

We'd love to see your creations on the Halloween Virtual Parade.

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Monster Colouring sheet

KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE

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No Trick or Treat

HELP TO Stop The SPREAD

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe this The Council is asking us to avoid trick or treating at Halloween.

We've created this polite notice for you to use if you wish.