To celebrate the publication of Light , the sixth and final book in Michael Grant’s bestselling Gone series, Egmont Press has created an online game, Gone Online , based on the books which you can play NOW !
Gone Online can be played at www.gone-online.com over a six week period. It draws on content from all five of the books so far and leads up to the much-anticipated publication of Light . Starting with four games at launch – “Zeke Zap”, “Word Search”, “Hacker” and a Gone quiz. There will be further games and challenges released on a weekly basis until the winner is announced.
The winner of the game – the highest scorer at the end of the six weeks – will win an iPad and the chance to meet Michael Grant in a private capsule on the EDF Energy London Eye on 4 May. Participation will also be rewarded with prizes along the way, including signed editions and book tokens as well as never-before-seen content such as extra chapters and video messages from the author.
Michael Grant comments, “ If you’ve been reading the Gone series all along, you probably know that we have reached the end. I have to admit that I felt a bit sad typing the last sentence of Light . It seemed strange that I would no longer be spending quite as much time with the gang. I was concerned that some of you, the true fans, might have a bit of withdrawal. So now you can play the game, which is all about the Gone universe. You do have to read the books to play some of the games so I consider this gaming of the best kind.”
Gone Online is hosted on a dedicated website and can also be played on smart phones. Players of any age can take part. You don’t have to be a fan of the books, but it will help.
After the initial six week competition, fans of Gone Online can continue to play, though there won’t be any more prizes.