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Mobzombies & Arcade Games in the Real World

Will Carter (Nodesnoop Labs)

Mobzombies is a location-based iPhone game that pits you against hordes of 8-bit zombies. Mobzombies uses the Foursquare API to generate zombie hordes at specific venues like parks, bars, or museums. The difficulty and size of each horde also corresponds to foursquare checkin data, creating a strong link between the game world and the real world. Additionally, unique controls allow players to use their bodies as joysticks, turning mundane physical things (barstools or people, for instance) into tricky game obstacles.

Will Carter

Nodesnoop Labs

Will Carter is the founder of Nodesnoop Labs, a small mobile development company based in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Mobzombies, an iPhone Game built on the Foursquare API where players’ physical movement controls their game character. His work has been exhibited at the Wired Nextfest, and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Boing Boing, Techcrunch, and Engadget.

He is a graduate of Brown University and received a master’s degree from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he studied interactive media.

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04/01/2010 9:13am PDT

I missed this talk, but I’m enjoying the video now!