Sat, 23 March 2013
For the sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Veronica Belmont (of "Tekzilla," "Sword & Laser," and more) joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about location-based gaming and its future. The conversation began with a question from previous guest AirRaidFan (see "GGH 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 projects (Operation SC Revelation and stiktu). Options for control of objects in the real world like the Parrot, Griffin, and 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.