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Location-based Mobile Gaming

  Posted on Wednesday February 21, @11:22PM Pacific
Net Devices It's Alive, a Stockholm-based company, has created Botfighters - the world's first location-based mobile game. In BotFighters, the players locate and shoot at each other with their cell phones. Mobile positioning is used to determine whether the users are close enough to each other to be able to hit. On the BotFighters website, the players may upgrade their robots, buy weapons, view high scores and get the real time position of other players. During a game play, the player sends an SMS (or uses his WAP phone) to check his targets real time physical location. If the target is within range, the player can shoot by sending a "fire" SMS. The mission of the game is to locate and destroy other robots. Even if you can't travel to Stockholm, their website is worth a look.

 
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    Re: Location-based Mobile Gaming

    by Ha Young Seok on Monday April 23, @05:08AM
    Send me the reference about Location based mobile gaming.. please..
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    • Re: Location-based Mobile Gaming

      by David Rubin on Monday April 23, @04:14PM
      It's Alive is a company that is in the process of creating location-based gaming.

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      • Re: Location-based Mobile Gaming

        by Tom Söderlund on Friday July 20, @03:45PM
        Hello,

        We've released BotFighters in Sweden, with more countries is on it's way.

        See the web demo at www.botfighters.com.

        Tom Söderlund
        Product Manager | It's Alive!
        www.itsalive.com


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    • Re: Location-based Mobile Gaming

      by Mr. Nowshard Yehiya on Saturday November 17, @06:19PM
      We have organized a conferenec on " Wireless Positioning and Location For Next Generation Services " ,

      please do mail with your contact detailse or give me a ring on 0044 207 647 2333

      Thanking You
      Nowshard Yehiya
      Project Director

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    Re: Location-based Mobile Gaming

    by Decky Samuel on Wednesday October 13, @05:03AM
    Send me the reference about Location based mobile gaming.. please..
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    Ideas in Location based Gaming

    by Gaurav Gupta on Sunday October 17, @03:46PM
    Location based Gaming

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Greetings!

    We are a game development company in New Delhi, India having exciting new ideas in Location based gaming that we would like to co-develop with you. Our concepts have a strong Location basis- mixed with novel creative ideas to provide a lot of fun, education and information for the player. We propose developing such games on the following grounds:
    Game-stories that rely entirely on geographical objects/entities can be developed. A (proposed) game- 'Scotland Chase' may be a Hide-and-Seek featuring objects/entities a player sees (example a bridge or a street) in real-time for catching a group of fugitives running around his city.
    Games that heighten play experience based on a player's Location can be developed. For instance- level situations in a game may correspond to the physical entities/circumstance that the player finds around him/herself at any time.
    Location helps us understand what activity the player is involved in at that moment. Analysis of his/her location history briefs us about his/her personality ,tastes, likes and dislikes. [Why? If a person spends a lot of time everyday in a Gym then we know he/she is health enthusiast..etc. ] With this information, we can supply games/information/news which is most to his liking
    Location based games that involve the local merchandize/trader/shops/stores can be developed. The stories will encourage people to shop around and generate revenues.
    Location based games will be developed to encourage interaction between strangers in an area, [especially across sexes] that shall add to it's appeal as a 'social-fueler'. Matchmaking and dating games can be developed help people to meet new friends anywhere they go.
    With myself being the inventor of a GSM based Locative system titled "Relative Locative system for a GSM Environment", that won the first prize in MapIndia 2004, we are aware of location technologies and how best to incorporate them into Gaming!

    The following link takes you to the Locator architecture we developed. Please look for The best Technical Paper award on the page.

    MapIndia 2004 Event Synopsis, winners of awards and Jury
    http://www.gisdevelopment.net/magazine/gisdev/2004/feb/mapindia041.shtml
    Complete Paper:
    http://www.gisdevelopment.net/technology/mobilemapping/mi04173.htm


    Kindly let me know how we can go ahead on this matter.

    Thanking you and looking forward for your reply,

    Yours Truly,

    Gaurav Gupta
    CEO
    Beedance

    E- 363 Mayur Vihar-2
    Delhi 110091
    India
    Ph: +91 11 32305179, 55265450
    Web: www.beedance.com
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