Buckaroo Banza vs Firesign Theatre

"Wherever you go, there you are." -- BB
"How can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all?" -- FS

Urban gaming, mobile games, or 'geolarping' as I call it, is the venntersection of the increasingly popular sport of geocaching and the venerable tradition of Live Action Role Playing as practiced worldwide. The UK's Uncle Roy All Around You seems to be leveraging some nifty SMS and geolink technology to map virtual zones into realspace. Now *there's* a Bluetooth and/or Rendezvous app for ya!

As I should have known, the We Make Money Not Art folks have a nice archive of urban gaming links. I get the impression that the earliest games were mostly treasure hunts, such as Urban Challenge, but of course the mainstream gaming stuff just *has* to be about shooting stuff.

Googling hint: try Location-Based Games and/or including GPS with "urban gaming", lest you get primarily results about the issue of allowing casinos and card parlors within city limits. No hits for 'geolarp' or 'geolarping', alas. *I* like that name. But I just found out about this stuff.


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