metro-wardive

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  1. Urza
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    metro-wardive
    shootemup-hotspot-augmented reality game


    Developer la1n has released his abstract shmup for the DS, metro-wardive. Basically this game does is convert the surrounding wifi signals into enemies based on their signal strength. It adapts as you move along, turning real-life streets into 'levels'. More in-depth description and download below.

    [title:About]wardive captures the wlans in the immediate area like a wardrive-tool and creates a game. it reads the names of the hotspots in your immediate area and turns them into enemies which try to take over your wardive-cristal. try to fend them off with your touch pen, put your shields up. and don't just stay in one spot. takemetro wardivefor a walk or on a ride through town. find out how may enemies hide in the area you are in or pass through. each time you play,metro wardivecaptures different data and creates a new level for you.metro wardiveis an adaptive game with locative levels. it changes according to its real life location as much as to its virtual data world.

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  2. Jay Boy

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    Someone's going to get hit by a car playing this.
     
  3. HBK

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    Yeah, that's one of the worst case scenarios. But original idea! Must try it out...at home only.
     
  4. cornaljoe

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    Cool, sounds fun and original. I'll give this a go on my bus ride to work! He better patent that idea before some company steals it [​IMG]
     
  5. IainDS

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    Just had a go. Very impressed [​IMG]
     
  6. sekhu

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    sound impressive, unfortunately with no wifi I won't be able to play it I guess. Still any feedback on how it plays, is there an objective or is it just a blow stuff up?
     
  7. m2pt5

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    You don't need your own wifi, that's the entire point. It picks up any wifi hotspots near you and generates enemies based on them.

    This is an awesome concept for a game. It's going to be hella fun on road trips.
     
  8. recover

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    This sounds fun, will probably try it out! [​IMG]
     
  9. sekhu

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    yeah I twigged after I wrote that that I wouldn't need my own wifi. Great idea, and I'll try it later on. Looking forward to it
     
  10. jesterscourt

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    This could be a very interesting concept. I'll check back later to see what others think.
     
  11. Doggy124

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    Imagine you go to downtown area....

    It must be some kind of final stage (very hard).
     
  12. leetdude_007

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    Things like this validate my appreciation for homebrew scene.
     
  13. Banger

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    Cool concept but those who live in small towns wont get much out of it but everyone else might have an enjoyable time. I think I will have to try this a bit later on when I go out and about.
     
  14. Scathraax

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    Yes!

    My college has many access points, with varying signal strengths. This should be fun there. [​IMG]
     
  15. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Sweet idea, I'm gonna have a go. My estate has quite a number of access points [​IMG]
     
  16. science

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    Hahahaha best photoshop ever!
     
  17. Nero

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    Wow.. What an interesting Homebrew..

    I'll definitely get it once I get back home..
    I have like, 14 Access Points in my neighborhood, but they're all WEP/WPA protected.

    Can I still use them?

    ~Nero
     
  18. llxwarbirdxll

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    You probably can, since you don't have to connect to them.
     
  19. Nero

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    Sweet.. Gotcha, thanks. [​IMG]
    I probably don't even have 14.. More liek 20. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  20. FAST6191

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    Wow, reminds me of an old indie game Inner Space (still around as I recall with a pretty good demo version: it used icons from your drive to base levels around).
    I had a look around suburban Washington (state) the other day and can well imagine this being a bit of fun.

    Edit: here it is: http://www.sdispace.com/inspace.htm