Location-based Game with Wherigo

Jeremy Irish (Groundspeak)

Wherigo (pronounced “where I go”) is a toolset for creating and playing location-based experiences in the real world. As you use your [GPS handheld device] to guide you to a physical location, you can take and use virtual items, interact with characters, and solve puzzles. The Wherigo experience combines physical and virtual elements, overlaying engaging story lines onto a real-world background. You can build and play an exciting adventure game or other innovative activities.

The Groundspeak Media Group will create a custom experience at Where 2.0 for the attendees. It will be an enlightening and entertaining outdoor adventure. Optionally, afterwards we’ll delve into the creation of Wherigo experiences, called cartridges, and the use of Lua as a programming language for game creation.

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Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak

Jeremy is the President and CEO of Groundspeak and founded Geocaching.com in September 2000 as the first official web site for the geocaching hobby. Jeremy spent four years as a Cryptologic Linguist before graduating from the University of Maryland. He has over 11 years experience in web-based application development including three years as a Webmaster at General Electric. Jeremy manages the Groundspeak development team and is responsible for the majority of Groundspeak’s platform development.

  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • EveryScape.com
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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