Metropoli combines the check-in features of location- based social networking website Foursquare with a variation on the popular board game Monopoly.

In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, the PSFK consulting team explored the ways developers are making their games compelling and accessible to a wider audience. One example of innovation in Game Functionality And Systems is Metropoli. Students from the Miami Ad School are developing a mobile game called Metropoli that combines the check-in feature of location- based social networking website Foursquare with a variation on the popular board game Monopoly. To start, players link to their Fourquare profiles and begin ‘checking-in’ to real world locations to purchase the building. Each subsequent gamer who checks into that venue pays the owner rent. Players can purchase and sell Foursquare check-in venues and collect rent based on the number of check- ins at a location using the virtual Metro dollars currency. The app, which uses the Foursquare API, will debut in New York City, but the developers hope to extend the game into other cities worldwide.

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