Serious Mobile Gaming

Sunday, 16 March 2008

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In the group blog “MediaShift Idea Lab” Leslie Rule posted “Gaming, Seriously” – expecting the development of “mobile gaming but in a serious way, the goal being to better understand the place in which we live and the community spaces we inhabit. Maybe it’s community oriented geo-caching or digital treasure hunting, maybe it’s creating your own digital overlay on the physical spaces you inhabit, thereby sharing the embedded cultural knowledge we all have.”

http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2008/03/gaming-seriously.html

Create-A-Scape – an example from the author for a serious gaming initiative:

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Def.: Geocaching

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, well over 480,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Geocaching&oldid=178046666