Saturday, July 24, 2010

SCVNGR for Android and iPhone



I am currently playing a really fun game that almost turns real life into an RPG. Its called SCVNGR. At present it is available for Android and iPhone only. I hope they release it for other GPS enabled devices as well! Basically it's like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and D&D had a crazy 4 way love child. The premise behind it is you go to different real places in the world and "check in". Once checked in to the location you are presented with "quests" called challenges. they can be as simple as say something about the place and take a picture to creating a new food item for the menu of the location.

Check them out at: http://www.scvngr.com

Here is the Blurb from their "About" page:

SCVNGR is a game.
And playing is easy. Go places. Do challenges. Earn points! That’s the core of it, but there’s a whole lot more. Discover cool new places. Do exciting new things. Share what you’re up to with your friends. Unlock badges (and even real world rewards) by doing quick, fun challenges at your favorite places as you go about your daily life.

SCVNGR is a game platform.
SCVNGR is as much a game as it is a massive experiment in building a mobile game together. We want to build the game layer on top of the world. And that’s only possible if you’ll build it with us.

To make this happen, we’ve designed an incredibly powerful (and easy to use) platform that means that whether you’re an individual player, a local store, a museum, a historic monument, a restaurant or anything in between, you can participate in building SCVNGR with us.

SCVNGR is the game layer on top of the world.
And we want you to build it with us. To date, over 650+ institutions and tons more individuals are building on SCVNGR by adding fun, creative challenges to their favorite locations.

The more people who play (and build) SCVNGR with us, the better it gets. And we’re pretty excited to see where that takes us all.

SCVNGR is constantly evolving.
So stay in touch. You can read more on the SCVNGR Blag or obsess over our inconsequential daily minutia on The Twitter or just stalk us on Facebook. However you roll, it's up to you.