Archive for the ‘Geo-Caching’ Category

What is Reality Gaming?

Posted: December 11, 2010 by Robyn Denise in Geo-Caching, New Technology

Remember when you use to make fun of those kids sitting around a table with their Dungeons and Dragons book pretending they were Lothar, Second to the Throne of the Realm of Dugaius?  Rolling the dice, announcing that they will be using magic missiles to destroy the vile beast that blocks the way between this party and the treasure?  What if you toss in some electronics.. maybe an iphone into the mix?  Well the times are a changing my friends.

Combine the excitement, adventure and mystery of your favorite book or video game… bring it into your real life and this is Reality Gaming.   You are the game.

Not anymore!

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Geo-Location with Actionscript 3

Posted: November 13, 2010 by Robyn Denise in Geo-Caching, New Technology, Updates

One of the main aspect’s of our game is to allow the players to find set (or possibly randomized) items throughout the playing field.  These items will increase armor, restore health or even allow them to use a specific weapon against the ‘zombies’.  To do this, we needed to work on some code that would allow us to use geolocation (longitude and latitude) to set these items. And who do you think volunteered for this task? That’s right, the one with no programming background at all… me! I love a challenge.

Geolocation Screenshot

You are here... so are your braaaaiiiiinnnnssss!

It wasn’t an easy task but I was able to find some tutorials and information to get this done, or at least start it.   Sites like Republic of Code is a great site when you are starting out.  They have tons of tutorials and tips.  I found one for geolocation here which helped me a lot to understand what exactly needed to be done.

Here’s hoping I can get it working.

~R~

Zombie Apocalypse Poster

As is, one player will be randomly ‘infected’ at the start of the game and everyone else tries to survive.

We’re still in the midst of developing the game and would love any input you have! We are the Reality Gaming club at Sheridan College and welcome any newcomers who want to participate; just send us an email and come out to our bi-weekly meetings!