Agent 711: Spy Adventure App is a smartphone-based, interactive adventure designed for ages 10 and up. The Spy App will take its users across the Mount Vernon Estate as they seek to solve various challenges in the service of George Washington and his spy ring. Spy recruits will utilize Revolutionary-era spycraft to solve each of the eight sequential challenges. Revolutionary war ciphers, secret ink, hidden messages, and careful observation of the enemy all play a key part in this challenge.
The game can be downloaded to any iPhone 4s or later.
The game utilizes Bluetooth iBeacon sensors and GPS to help with the gameplay. Proximity to certain designated spots will trigger actions on the smartphone screen. For this reason Bluetooth and Location Services must be activated on the device during gameplay.
Game players will also be given a guide that includes a code book, Revolutionary War newspaper, game map, and other helpful instructions. Items are available for pick-up on the Mount Vernon Estate at the Ford Orientation Center, Educational Center or Lady Washington Shop.
Once a player has successfully completed all the challenges, they will receive a personal message from Agent 711 and a gold wristband, to replace their original blue one.
PLEASE NOTE: Agent 711: Spy Adventure App is designed to be played exclusively on the Mount Vernon Estate. Visitors wishing to play must purchase a daily admission ticket or hold a Mount Vernon membership offering unlimited visits to the Estate.
New permissions infrastructure for bluetooth and location
Easier access to phone settings for location via in-app buttons when needed
UI updates and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Well written, not functional
Hard as I tried to troubleshoot, the compass was never in the right direction and the little beacons couldn’t be read. The clues and games were cute nonetheless.
I loved the idea but it's hard to use... anytime you close the app (to take a photo for example) it restarts. Also, the first point you are sent to isn't marked on the map and no one could tell us where to go. This app is fun to watch and listen to (though the dark video can be hard to see on a sunny day) - it has great potential but needs to be tweaked so families can dip in and out of it while seeing all the other points of interest at this FANTASTIC site.
Our family, with 2 kids under 10 had a fun time with this. Allowed us to see the area, while having fun and keeping kids focused. If it could only solve the heat issue!
- THE MOUNT VERNON LADIES' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNION
- 123.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © George Washington’s Mount Vernon
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.