Location Based Game
Mais dois jogos de rua baseado em localização usando os novos dispositivos móveis e redes sem fio. O primeiro é o The Journey. O jogo coloca o usuário na rua para resolver mistérios. O Jogo ganhou um prêmio na Áustria e já foi baixado mais de 70.000 vezes.
“The Journey is a new and unique adventure game experience for your mobile phone. You are in the role of an infamous detective and have to solve a mysterious case not only by making it through the story, but also by walking to different locations. Gone are the days where you watch a virtual character moving around on your display. Now you have to move yourself. The game is aware of your movement. Right at the beginning when you as the detective have to leave your bureau and go outside, you have to take your mobile and go through the streets of the city you live in. The game saves the locations and in the course of the story you will have to return to your bureau and walk back to the place where you started playing.”
(…) This game will work on phones based on Symbian Platform.Below are the download links for Symbian S60 1st/2nd edition,& S60 3rd edition phones .
O outro é o Mobile Dead, onde a tarefa é caçar zumbis em Manhattan:
“(…) What about… a zombie-themed location-based game? Grab your Blackberry, hit the streets of Manhattan, and slash some random strangers. You might even become friends afterwards. That’s basically the idea behind Mobile Dead. It uses GPS (or other location data) to find your position and the position of your enemies. You’ll recognize them by their color. Humans are blue, zombies green.
Of course it’s a bit more sophisticated than that, as you can also pick up items along the way. Such as health packages and weapons. Use the latter in fights, which consists of taking turns in slashing. You hit, wait for the nasty reply, and hit again.(…)”.
Os jogos baseados em localização, ou também chamados de “pervasive computational games”, usam a rua como espaço de jogo criando um processo de espacialização próprio das mídias locativas. Tecnologias militares de localização e monitoramento de movimentos são usados aqui para ocupar o espaço urbano sob o espírito lúdico.