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imercator

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Geo What?
« on: September 26, 2011, 19:55:06 »
GeoCheckpointing?

I started writing a fairly derogatory post about a new outdoor game I just discovered but decided to erase it thinking maybe I was being too harsh. I tried again but had to erase that post also.

I'll leave all sarcasm and judgment aside and let the game speak for itself. You can learn more about it here.   http://www.geocheckpointing.com/

I particularly enjoyed their photo gallery!

http://www.geocheckpointing.com/photos.php

When will it all end? GeoCheckpointingChallenges? (Sorry couldn't help it.   :))

Cheers

portera

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 20:06:22 »
I particularly enjoyed their photo gallery!

Yes, it was quite inspiring. Tags hanging from trees, and more tags hanging from trees. Where do I sign up?  :P

missbug

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 06:48:50 »
oh dear! don't touch!

and i don't like their text - "These control points have size of 6 centimetres by 8 centimetres".. sounds like russian english!  :D

Juicepig

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 07:18:23 »
reminds me of two things:
 - the "BITcache" type cache on opencaching.ca : http://www.bitcaching.com/
- a Munzee: http://www.munzee.com/

Guess this is another box to put on my "Ultimate Crosslist Hybrid" :)

royfran

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 10:05:03 »
I looked and looked but couldn't find where this company is based; my guess is that it isn't in an English-speaking country.  If I saw a tag like that hanging from a tree, my first assumption would be that some pour soul lost their ID badge...

cron

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 11:09:07 »
Code: [Select]
Domain Name: geocheckpointing.com

Registrant:
    N/A
    Petr Sejba ()
    Jana Palacha 265
   
    Kralupy nad Vltavou,  27801
    CZ
    Tel: +420.608170926
    Fax:

Creation Date: 2010-05-13 23:10:46 
Expiration Date: 2020-05-13 23:10:46

Munzee is better in that it makes you take a picture of a QRCode which contains a code allowing you to claim a find.

On the other hand, all these new ideas could be combined one day to create an awesome game. Who knows?

Juicepig

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 12:06:08 »
On the other hand, all these new ideas could be combined one day to create an awesome game. Who knows?

Take a look at some of the other options for cache types and attributes in opencaching.ca  ;)

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Re: Geo What?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 09:36:53 »
Aside from noting the code to claim a find, I don't see much difference between a GeoCheckpoint and a bison tube hanging in a spruce tree or a 35mm can in a lamp post.

"Munzees" openly acknowledge the competetive nature of some players - unlock levels, claim badges! Woopie! Big deal....
But you have to have a QR code reading smartphone. 

It's interesting to see that there's lots of interesting ideas out there... it will keep people on their toes....

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