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Reality Gaming and Me

Posted: December 14, 2010 by tlDesign in New Technology, Updates, Videos

I love reality gaming.  More-over I love the idea of education through gaming; discovering the world in a fun and interesting way which makes the process of learning FEEL like a game.

In the beginning of this project I had big ideas involving geo-location, mulit-user interactivity, and RFID technology. I wanted the scope to be huge and Рin effect Рthe result to be great. Being bogged down by technological constraints  (such as the iPhone flash packager) somewhat limited the scope of our project. On further research it will hopefully be possible to create (possibly in Objective C) a working mulit-user platform which uses geo-location to create a virtual game in the users real world.

One video which inspired the group in our initial planning was Seth Priebatsch TED Talk on a game layer over the world.

 

Priebatsch talks about the gaming layer on the world and how status is the best motivator. If you see someone with a platinum Mastercard, and all you have is a rewards card, you feel the desire to have that card; to have that status. Priebatsch says that if we are able to weave the desire to be better into our products then people will use them more willingly.

 

In our reality gaming club I tended to lead discussion and get the ball rolling early on. I created the graphic ‘feel’ of the zombie game and poster which influenced the look of the video. Overall I tried to participate in every avenue available to me in order to learn the technologies we are working with. It was a fun process and is definitely something I look forward to pursuing in my last semester at Sheridan and afterward.

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New Teaser Trailer out!

Posted: December 11, 2010 by rgcimm in Updates, Videos