A RPG game that utilizes smartphones and NFC cards!
Not only the original NFC QUEST cards, but also common NFC-based commuter pass cards can be used.
A game characters is assigned to the player's NFC card and by touching the different checkpoints with the card the character becomes stronger.
At the end there's a checkpoint with a game screen where only a team of three players can challenge the "Devil King".
By positioning the checkpoints strategically the visitors are encouraged to move around and visit different areas of the assembly hall. In Japan this is called "Stamp Rally".
NFC QUEST has been successfully deployed at, among other, "Google Developer Day 2011", where many visitors participated in the game.
How To Play
4 steps to win a prize！
Decide your character
When registering, a random character will be assigned to the card (Hero, Magician, etc).
Set out on a journey to level up
Search for checkpoints located around the assembly hall. Use the card to check in and the character will increase in level.
Gather companions and challenge the Devil King
Make a party of three and challenge the Devil King. If the characters are not strong enough to defeat the Devil King, keep on visiting the checkpoints to level up and challenge again. This can be repeated unlimited number of times.
Win a prize
The party who beats the high score wins a prize and visitors get encouraged to challenge the Devil King repeatedly.
Let me show you how a fight is done
Why NFC QUEST
Summon me to your event and it will be a success!
1. Stimulate communication among visitors.
A group of three is required to challenge the Devil King, almost all participants teamed up and fully enjoyed the game.
This, together with checkpoint information exchange, etc, communication among participants is expected to increase.
2. Offer visitors a new and fresh kind of fun.
Compared to an ordinary "stamp rally", it's not only about visiting checkpoints but also has the elements of a game which offers a new experience for the visitors.
3. Extended stay.
Visiting all areas of the assembly hall while searching for checkpoints has proven to extend the time visitor spends at the event.
4. Control the flow of visitors by considering the placement of checkpoints.
Guide the visitors to desired areas by placing many hidden checkpoints there.
5. Understand the flow of visitors with checkpoints access logs.
Number of visitors, distribution, etc, can be seen by viewing the statistics of the checkpoints' access logs
Exhibitions So Far
Embedded Technology 2011
Android Make Days
Fukuoka Prefecture Ruby Contents Industry Hub Promotion Committee
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Presented at Google Developer Day 2010 and after that also in Germany and Czech Republic due to invitation from Google HQ.
From the day Android SDK was released, the source code and frameworks was analyzed. From this know-how, O'Reilly's "Android Hacks" was published.
Using Beagleboard, WSIM and a LCD, a mobile phone based on Android was developed and the results published online.