Tag Archive | "Location-Based Gaming"

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

Tweet We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify locations, or localize games, or whichever approach they feel like taking. While there are some notable exceptions, of course, [...]

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Magic: The Gathering Creator is Making Location-Based Game, Map Monsters

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Magic: The Gathering Creator is Making Location-Based Game, Map Monsters

Tweet Via Kickstarter, we’ve learned that Richard Garfield, the creator of famed allowance-eater Magic: The Gathering is working on “a free-to-play location-based adventure game.” Entitled Map Monsters, the upcoming title attempts to use location gaming as a secondary mechanic, rather than a primary one: players will not be obligated to actually go anywhere to catch the many [...]

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How Not to Play Location-based Games like an Idiot

Monday, April 30, 2012

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How Not to Play Location-based Games like an Idiot

Tweet Welcome to the wonderful world of location-based games! I see you’ve just downloaded a copy of Traveler’s Quest, or Dokobots, or CodeRunner, or perhaps you’ve got yourself on foursquare for the first time. That’s great! You’re about to discover what geotagging and GPS-enabled mobile devices can add to gaming and social media. Location-based games [...]

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He Say You CodeRunner!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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He Say You CodeRunner!

Tweet How is a CodeRunner like a Blade Runner? Well… they both run, I guess? In CodeRunner, though, you won’t be running around a bleak, over-industrialized, dystopian future. You’ll be running around your own bleak, over-commercialized, dystopian hometown. And instead of tracking down scary replicants, you’ll be tracking down a conspiracy told through the secret emails, text [...]

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Tweet With gamification having consumed every aspect of our lives, there is no reason for you not to transform your surroundings into a realm of competition and adventure. There’s a very good chance, in fact, that several games are being played right under your nose – on your commute, at your workplace, in your haunts [...]

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Glu Releases GPS and WiFi-Based Treasure Hunt, 1000: Find ‘em All

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Glu Releases GPS and WiFi-Based Treasure Hunt, 1000: Find ‘em All

Tweet Virtual geocachers, take note: Glu Mobile has released a new iPhone game today which makes use of both GPS and WiFi hotspots to populate your world with treasures. The game is entitled 1000: Find ‘em All, and the object is to do exactly that — collect a thousand diverse items using three different methods: [...]

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MyTown has Over 450,000 Residents

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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MyTown has Over 450,000 Residents

Tweet In only one short month, gamemakers at Booyah are already boasting over 450,000 users for their GPS-based iPhone game, MyTown, which we urged you to check out at launch. Hailed by critics as “Monopoly meets the real world,” MyTown uses one’s GPS location to allow check-ins from favorite stores and popular spots; in-game currency [...]

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New York Times Surveys Location-Based Games

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Tweet All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, This morning the New York Times did a profile of a number of cellphone-based games including ones from Giant Mechanic, Area/Code, PerBlue, and Groundspeak.  These [...]

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