Armed with a new, gaming-ready laptop, I could finally play the gorgeous interactive narrative game, Firewatch.
Well, they did it. They got me to reinstall the IKEA Place, augmented reality app. It turns out that the app has a hidden, secret portal to another dimension. Seriously.
We were on the hunt for patio furniture and it turns out that IKEA just got into the business of such things. It was a good opportunity to try out the new augmented reality IKEA Place app.
Oh my. It has been a while since I’ve posted anything here (the refrain of anyone who maintains a blog). I’ve had some big changes in my life since last we spoke.
Turns out it’s a good thing to put yourself out there. After last appearing on the GeoGearHeads Podcast a friend of mine, knowing that I love geolocation gaming, connected me Darren Smith, the creator of Traipse, an app.
I discovered that a locative augmented reality experience with hidden “treasure” had been launched to promote Shakira’s album EL DORADO. The nearest treasure chest? The White House.
I got a spam press release about a new augmented reality game with geolocation elements based on a hot new property: Garfield. I HAD to investigate further.
Lured by their promotion of THE MUMMY movie I checked out the geolocation based SEEK augmented reality game. Sorry, Tom Cruise, but this didn’t help.
With the return of STC’s OTHELLO, I saw a chance to revive UNDO OTHELLO, this time turning it into an interactive lobby experience.