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Community generated location based gaming.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date9/09/2010
Host publicationBCS '10 Proceedings of the 24th BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference
Place of publicationSwindon
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-78017-130-2
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceHCI 2010 Play is a serious business
CityDundee
Period8/09/1012/09/10

Conference

ConferenceHCI 2010 Play is a serious business
CityDundee
Period8/09/1012/09/10

Abstract

This paper presents the concept for community driven Location Based Games (LBG) that involve actively exploring and discovering public spaces similar to the characteristics seen in Geocaching. The game demonstrated in this paper attempts to utilise the motivations and overcome the limitations of existing Location Based Games. The focus is to outline the motivations for participation in user generated game play. The flexible nature of the concept provides the foundation for users to further develop the underlying principles that are initially provided and offer the opportunity for emergent behaviour.