If you thought that the seemingly simple game of hide and seek couldn’t be changed, think again. FastFoot Challenge developers Urban Team have created an application that utilizes the iPhone’s GPS capabilities to make hide and seek a lot more, well, real.
In essence, you have one runner (known as player ‘x’) who has a certain amount of time to get as far away as possible. Their location is then updated once every six minutes for the seekers to find. The runner escapes successfully by not being caught for a certain amount of time, adjustable in each round. With one runner you can have as many as six seekers.
“We wanted to create a game for people who enjoy to play outdoors with and within their environment. It is like a new kind of sports” writes Tom Nicolai, CEO and co-founder of Urban Team. “But you do not need a dedicated playing field for it. I prefer to play in the city, where there are a lot of possibilities to hide and confuse the opponents.”
The application, which was awarded ‘Best Real World Game’ by the International Mobile Game Awards, is currently priced at an introductory offer of $3.99 and is available to download worldwide. There’s a free lite version which you can check out first, limiting the number of total players to two. The game is also available on Nokia’s OVI store, as well as Android Applications. The game is cross-platform compatible, meaning not everyone needs an iPhone.
You’ll need an iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4 to make use of GPS, as well as a data connection for your location to be uploaded. And please, if you’re using an iPhone 4, be sure to have a bumper case on so that reception issues won’t ruin your outside-fun.
Released: 2010-05-20 :: Category: Games
Released: 2010-05-19 :: Category: Games
Tagged with: fastfoot, hide and seek, urban team