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Distinction of CityScrabble at the Athens Plaython 2012 festival

The HCI group earned a distinction at the Athens Plaython 2012 festival. CityScrabble, a location-based multiplayer game for open areas has won the Innovation Award of the festival. CityScrabble is a new implementation of an older game, MuseumScrabble. The game runs on Android devices and can easily be played at many different places. In CityScrabble, each player (or team) tries to locate areas or objects in the real world and "connect" them with "keys" (small sentences). In order to do that, one has to go near them (to trigger a GPS proximity sensor) or scan a QR tag. When an area or an object is identified, it can be connected with any key. Points are only awarded if the connection between key and the object is meaningful.

 



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