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Target Sighted, an All-Campus Mobile Game

"Operation: Target Sighted" is a pervasive and locative game for roughly 75 participants, played with cell phones and digital cameras. PLEASE NOTE: Exact date/details of this event are still to be determined; watch for updates soon.

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Location: To be determined

Contact: John Schott, x4025

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Targetsighted

Operation: Target Sighted is a scavenger hunt updated with 21st-century technology. Registered players (up to 75), equipped with cell phones and digital cameras, will receive aboout six text messages with riddles. Each solution takes the player to a location, which they will shoot with a digital camera and upload. All players will be identified on the game site with mug shots. If players see one another during the "open hunting" period while riddles are being shot, they can shoot others with their cameras and upload them. The "shooters" gain points and those "shot" lose points. To register and for more information, go to http://carleton.targetsighted.com/rules.html.

Authors of the game are Cody Brown [Carleton '02 in Cinema & Media Studies] and his brother August Brown [Carleton '07]. August Brown is currently applying for a Special Major in Digital Theory and Production. Cody Brown is a Masters Candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Information Design & Technology program. Cody is in the process of launching agitgame, a design co-op dedicated to the development of unique and meaningful gaming experiences. His research blog is AvantGaming.

Cody Brown will present further information on the game during CampusCanvas: A Festival of the Arts.

Sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies.

Contact John Schott (jschott) or August Brown (browna) for more information.

For more information, visit: http://carleton.targetsighted.com/rules.html.