The BBC is looking for beta testers for an ambitious interactive mystery aimed at 14-18 year olds that uses the internet, video, mobile and artificial intelligence to immerse its audience in the world of a missing pop star.
Called Jamie Kane (
)the site, which is due to launch in the next couple of months is currently looking for help with the final stages to make sure that if something breaks or players get stuck in a loop they will know about it before it goes live.
The script has been written by best-selling author, Matt Beaumont (E: A Novel; The Book, The Film, The T-shirt) and centres on the mystery disappearance of fictional pop star, Jamie Kane, played by newcomer, Simon Bailey, currently playing London's West End in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
The project exploits the full potential of the web by squirreling away clues on fictional websites and offering artificial intelligence conversations, created by Creative Virtual, specialists in chatbot technology.
Participants will be sent daily updates via email and mobile phone messages. By solving a number of hidden puzzles players receive new clues to help them in the search.
"We're moving away from static sites to create a rich audio-visual experience for our users which should keep them on their toes as they search for Jamie Kane.