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.
Board game expansions are a trap. You shouldn’t buy them for you’ll never satisfactorily recapture that magical first encounter with the game you love. Never. And yet…