Mar 23, 2013
For the sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Veronica Belmont (of "Tekzilla," "Sword & Laser," and more)
The Bad Cop and
DarrylW4 to talk about location-based gaming and its future.
The conversation began with a question from previous guest AirRaidFan
062: AirRaidFan" for his episode) about the potential of
location without GPS. Then Groundspeak's Wherigo was brought up as an early
attempt at a platform and Munzee and Quest'n Go as alternatives to
Geocaching. Some AR games currently available -- including
CodeRunner, Ingress, and Shadow Cities -- were mentioned,
as well as some Layar based
SC Revelation and stiktu).
Options for control of objects in the real world like the Parrot,
Fighting Walrus Radio were briefly discussed. The potential for
new technology such as Google's Glass excited the panel as well
as the possibility of apps like Zombies, Run! to motivate
people to be more active.
We also talked about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" and its growing list of participants. There's still plenty of time to get more travelers into the race, share your tip, and have a chance to win a cool gift.
The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.