> This may be an unusual request for this list: apologies beforehand but
> your input will be invaluable. have you recently attended any
> conference/symposium proposing team activities involving geo-location
> software? An example of what i have in mind: Blast Theory/Mixed Reality
> Lab's "Uncle Roy is all Around you" with players online and on the
> street (PDAs and GPS devices involved). But it could be something less
This isn't strictly mixed reality, but the best conference-game i've seen
is one that Eirk Zimmerman did for Creative Time's 'BLUR' conference in
New York a few years ago. When you registered and got your little ID tag
in a plastic wallet, the wallet also contained 3-4 game cards, describing
actions that you could use the cards to enable. You had to 'play' the
cards on other delegates at the conference over the 3 days of the event.
The cards either described actions, like 'stop talking' or 'tell me which
of the other delegates you most fancy'; deferred actions, like 'start a
rumour about someone else at the conference'; or meta-game actions,
like 'give me all your cards'.
For the first day, people mainly talked about the game, but on the second
day, Vuk Cosic (i think) played a 'stop talking' card to a speaker during
a particularly dull presentation, and from then on people started using
the cards for all sorts of social engineering.
Gamelab have done three similar games at the Games Developers' Forums:
they're great fun!