Monday, November 03, 2008

This is how the future gets made


Nectar Hackathon 2.0 from Nectar on Vimeo.

I found this little time-lapse video extremely inspiring for some reason.

I need to look into Nectar a bit more, I think it might be along the lines of where I was going with SWIM...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Bringing “Massive Multiplayer Trans-Reality” Games To Android

The Joy of JOYity: Bringing “Massive Multiplayer Trans-Reality” Games To Android Phones
When you download the app you can play one of three games (YouCatch, Roads of San Francisco, City Race Munich) or design your own. In Roads of San Francisco, for instance, you have to go around the city picking up clues. When you get to a destination, a text or picture message tells you where to go next. It is a Scavenger Hunt with a story line. You can also design your own Scavenger Hunt games and play them with large groups of people.

Another game that comes with JOYity, YouCatch, is a version of Manhunt. Players in the same city sign up for a game. Everyone acts as both hunter and hunted at the same time. The game assigns you a player that you are hunting, while assigning you to someone else as a victim. Everyone’s location is periodically flashed on the map. When you get within 25 feet of your victim, you press the scrollball on the phone for the kill. But every time you press the button, your location is shown to all the other players as well. The last person standing wins.
Video reviews at the link.

In other news, I can log into Blogger like normal again, which is nice.