Tag Archive | "Traveler’s Quest"

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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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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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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Traveler’s Quest: Plundering Santa Monica with My iPhone

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Traveler’s Quest: Plundering Santa Monica with My iPhone

Tweet Social gaming introduces a number of amusing and intriguing factors into one’s daily diversions. Every week, the new Bejeweled Blitz tournament pits me against my friends, and I struggle to beat Kate’s must-be-cheating scores. Conversely, there are games which pit me against users I don’t know, engaging in petty rivalries with other Mobsters. Add [...]

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