This is a document introducing the basics of the Google Glass app that +Daniel Estrada
and I have been working on for the last few weeks. It's called Swarm!
and it is designed to be what we're calling a "Massively Multiplayer Online Augmented Reality Simulation" (MMOARS) game. It is written in the style of a "game guide" that you might get when first installing the game.
We will be holding a Hangout on Google+ this Wednesday, May 22 at 9 PM Eastern
to discuss the game, solicit ideas and feedback, and (potentially) recruit a few other people to work on it with us. If you're interested, please flip through the document and/or show up to the Hangout and chat with us! We're hoping to release the app for testing sometime in the next six months or so, and we'd love to hear your thoughts.
you play an individual ant working to expand your own Colony and defend it against rival Colonies. As you walk around your neighborhood, commute to work, or meet a friend for lunch downtown, you automatically collect resources and leave Trails that mark the environment with the color of your Colony. Crossing Trails left by another ant can signal the location of useful resources, Colony members in need, or rival Colonies encroaching on your territory. A direct encounter with another ant from your Colony might more evenly distribute your resources for the Colony’s benefit, but an encounter with an ant from a different Colony might result in a fight that leaves you without any food at all! #swarm #projectglass #organization #augmentedreality