GPS Game Has Kids Running in Circles & Chasing Virtual Oranges

GPS Game Has Kids Running in Circles & Chasing Virtual Oranges
Gaming & Play
Jeff Squires
  • 21 march 2008

Springwise directs us to a new location based game developed by a UK couple who were alarmed by the increasing levels of child obesity and decided to create an outdoor “playstation.” As avid walkers, LocoMatrix founders Richard Vahrman and his wife Moira Nangle were inspired to create a game that utilized GPS, already an accessory to their walks, that encouraged kids to get outside and have a good run around. Essentially, they’ve come up with a game that lets players run around a ‘real’ environment with GPS enabled phones and compete against themselves or other friends in their own secret game.

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