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.
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.
Using augmented reality I’ve set it up so you can turn Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s logo into the smiling poop emoji.
I was a guest on the GeoGearHeads podcast to talk about the intersection of geolocation gaming and storytelling! Please give it a listen.
I started my illustrious geocaching career on a whim, sparked by CODERUNNER, a game that I didn’t even play until five years later.
I explore the OUTTHINK HIDDEN augmented reality, location-based app built to promote the HIDDEN FIGURES movie.
★ Guardian of the Blue Light
★ The Adventures of Pseudolus