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Reality Games Location based games through SMS - Paras Chopra 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
An Example Goes to a mall 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
An Example SMS THEMALL TO XXXX To play the game: Reads a poster 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
An Example THEMALL SMSes XXXX 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
An Example Level 1: SMS back in 5 minutes what is number of steps to first floor to go to next level  Sends back 05/26/09 ...
The Game 100 users 50 users 25 users 10 users 5 users 1 user Level 1 Level 15 Level 5 Grand prize: A mobile phone? 10% dis...
The Idea is… <ul><li>To let user explore an area by playing a game </li></ul><ul><li>The game involves getting solutions t...
Win-Win-Win <ul><li>For user </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He plays the game which is fun (a.k.a amazing race) </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Issues <ul><li>A database of puzzles need to be compiled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This  can be done in a day or two </li></ul...
The Best Thing <ul><li>The technology works for itself </li></ul><ul><li>That is, we can setup such systems at 100s of pla...
More Issues <ul><li>Will people really play this game? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frankly, no idea. But my best guess is yes, t...
The Future <ul><li>Expand to other cities </li></ul><ul><li>More games such as ad-hoc dates </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring th...
Thank You Paras Chopra, www.ParasChopra.com 0-9868221372 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
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Location based games through SMS

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Location based games through SMS

  1. 1. Reality Games Location based games through SMS - Paras Chopra 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  2. 2. An Example Goes to a mall 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  3. 3. An Example SMS THEMALL TO XXXX To play the game: Reads a poster 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  4. 4. An Example THEMALL SMSes XXXX 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  5. 5. An Example Level 1: SMS back in 5 minutes what is number of steps to first floor to go to next level Sends back 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  6. 6. The Game 100 users 50 users 25 users 10 users 5 users 1 user Level 1 Level 15 Level 5 Grand prize: A mobile phone? 10% disount at Pizza shop 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  7. 7. The Idea is… <ul><li>To let user explore an area by playing a game </li></ul><ul><li>The game involves getting solutions to puzzles based on some parameters which can only be found by exploring the area </li></ul><ul><li>The incentive for the user is great prizes after reaching a certain level, say level 5 or level 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Not just malls, but whole markets or areas can adopt the game </li></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  8. 8. Win-Win-Win <ul><li>For user </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He plays the game which is fun (a.k.a amazing race) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He gets the prizes (grand prizes too) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Mall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The shops get more footfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The prizes can be discount coupons at shops, so better sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We charge premium sms rates from user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We charge the mall for providing this game </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  9. 9. Issues <ul><li>A database of puzzles need to be compiled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This can be done in a day or two </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The game must not be predictable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can randomize puzzles in each level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not all users win the prizes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher the level, tougher the puzzles, lesser the time-to-solve </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  10. 10. The Best Thing <ul><li>The technology works for itself </li></ul><ul><li>That is, we can setup such systems at 100s of places all around the city </li></ul><ul><li>Our physical presence is not required </li></ul><ul><li>Only occasional updating of puzzles database is required </li></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  11. 11. More Issues <ul><li>Will people really play this game? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frankly, no idea. But my best guess is yes, they will play. It is a fun way to hang out with friends. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Puzzle making = Creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But there is no dearth of creativity in India  </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  12. 12. The Future <ul><li>Expand to other cities </li></ul><ul><li>More games such as ad-hoc dates </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring the idea further: “Let customer interact with his surroundings physically through mobile medium.” </li></ul>05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com
  13. 13. Thank You Paras Chopra, www.ParasChopra.com 0-9868221372 05/26/09 www.paraschopra.com

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