REXplorer

Rafael A. Ballagas, Sven G. Kratz, Jan Borchers, Eugen Yu, Steffen P. Walz, Claudia O. Fuhr, Ludger Hovestadt, Martin Tann
2007 CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '07  
REXplorer is a mobile, pervasive spell-casting game designed for tourists of Regensburg, Germany. The game uses location sensing to create player encounters with spirits (historical figures) that are associated with historical buildings in an urban setting. A novel mobile interaction mechanism of "casting a spell" (making a gesture by waving a mobile phone through the air) allows the player to awaken and communicate with a spirit to continue playing the game. The game is designed to make
more » ... gned to make learning history fun for young (and young at heart) tourists and influence their path through the city.
doi:10.1145/1240866.1240927 dblp:conf/chi/BallagasKBYWFHT07 fatcat:zvkxnp5qnbebfbd6mhwiwbimge