GPS and Reality Gaming
I love this idea being devloped at the Interactive Institute in Stockholm. This, to me, is a great innovation. Gaming is a good way to pass time – especially when you’re trapped, like when a passenger in a car. The one constant when travelling, with the exception of the UK where the norm is gridlock, is that you’re moving. The landscape is changing. Changing landscape, GPS and a captive, restless audience = GPS game. Simple. Fab. Anyway, it’s still in the research phase so I’m not going to get too carried away.
Admission: I’m not a gamer. I spent 6 months back in 1992 playing Super Mario on a Nintendo 24/7 with nothing but microwave faggots, reefers, and cheap lager for company. Half a year of my life is a black hole. Gone with nothing to show for it but some dodgy aquaintances from Liverpool. I dare not get sucked in again. I’m weak. That said, I love the developmenst in gaming. Alice has found a funny account of what could happen if EA get their way and move gaming into ‘mainstream culture’ and take games into reality TV land. Sims on acid!