Augmented Reality

New game:

Alexander I

Downloadable iphone app gives players ability to “see,” interact with, and battle in-game characters in real-life settings, generally public areas such as historical monuments, parks, art installations etc.  For example, a player may see Philip II of Macedon on one of the horses at the Bryant Park carousel, or Augustus Caesar sitting on the steps of City Hall.  Alexander has been spotted on the branch of a tree near the Stonewall Inn (although the Boston version of the game has him just outside Peet’s Coffee in Harvard Square,) and Uthman, the third Umayyad Caliph, is reported to be somewhere in the neighborhood of the Whitney. Several people have posted pictures of Duke Huan of Qi on the upper deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The game is called Hegémon GO.

No player has ever won.



2 responses to “Augmented Reality

  1. I imagine the players would invoke the Powerball principle:

    “You can’t win if you don’t play”

  2. I meant doctrine, the Powerball doctrine.

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