Everton Football Club has launched a new mobile gaming app designed to encourage greater fan engagement during matches.
‘Everton Connect’ is an interactive mobile game that enables fans watching live matches to get more involved than ever before in the action.
By logging in via Facebook Connect or by creating an account within the app, each player is provided with a unique ‘game board’ made up of players and match action.
The free-to-play app, which combines Bingo, Connect Four and elements of Fantasy Football, includes a fun social twist where players make real-time, in-game predictions to build up their 'game board'.
Fans compete with their Facebook friends to accurately predict events during matches based on real-time data from Everton’s Premier League matches.
As live events occur on the pitch, fans can earn tokens by competing against friends, fellow fans and/or rivals. The aim is to get four in a row on the in-game board to win.
Available to download for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices – with the Android PlayStore coming soon - the social gaming platform is the result of collaboration with mobile developer OneUp Sports Network.
Commenting on the app launch, Everton striker Kevin Mirallas said: “It is great that fans can now get even more involved in what is happening in our matches. It is an honour to play for Everton. Our fans are brilliant and I’m sure they will enjoy playing Everton Connect.”
CEO for OneUp Sports, Daren Trousdell said of the partnership: "Everton has a rich history and loyal fanbase in the world’s biggest game. They are pioneers in providing their fans with engaging digital experiences as they further increase their global reach.”
To play the game, fans can download the app from the Apple App Store by clicking here.