To celebrate the forthcoming release of Light, the sixth and final book in Michael Grant’s bestselling dystopian YA series, Gone, Egmont Press has created an online browser-based game based on the books.
Launching today, 11 March 2013, Gone Online can be played at www.gone-online.com over a six week period. It draws on all five books so far, leading into Light – which is released 28 March 2013, pre-order it now for £7.79 from Amazon.co.uk.
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 2013. Other 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.
“If you’ve been reading the Gone series all along, you probably know that we have reached the end,” explains author Michael Grant. “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.”