How to Play

Tales of the Park uses the ‘Physical Web’, a technology from Google which uses small, cheap devices called low-energy Bluetooth beacons to attach places and objects to the internet. If you're close enough to a beacon, and you've activated the Physical Web on your device, a web-link broadcast by the beacon will appear on your notifications screen. Tales in the Park uses this technology to link to a number of ‘chatbots’: a type of interface which allows people to interact with a computer using ordinary (or ‘natural’) language.

To start interacting with the chatbots, you need to make sure that you have opted in to the Physical Web on your device. Instructions for Android can be found here. If you’re using an iPhone, you'll need to make sure you have the Google Chrome browser installed. Once you’ve installed Chrome, you can get set up by following the instructions here.

When you’re near a Creature, check your notification screen. You should see a link through which you can begin talking to the chatbot (please note you may need to wait a few seconds for the link to appear).

Make sure you allow the Tales of the Park to set cookies and to know your location, otherwise it chatbots won't work!