Mobile Gaming in the City
Lead: Richard Milton (CASA, UCL)
Aim of the Challenge
Come up with a game that uses locations in the city or people traveling around the city in order to discover new and exciting places that they may not know about. Maybe a citywide game of Pacman using Tube lines or bus routes to gain points? Maybe a real version of Monopoly using house prices data or stock market data and users use their phone to buy/sell property they are standing outside of? Or come up with a fun idea yourself, using the sensors you have in your phone.
Tools that you could use for the challenge
- TI bluetooth sensor boards
- Richard’s vast knowledge of geospatial data and gaming
Richard has access to many different kinds of data for the city of London, which he can provide for the game.
Skills / Interests Needed for the Challenge
For this challenge, we need a range of individuals with skills in one or more of the following:
Coding in any language
- Game design or gamefication
- Problem solving skills to help design a challenging game
- Visualisation of spatial information
- A sense of adventure!