ThoughtShastra Solutions, a mobile solutions start-up from India, has recently launched an Android game – Temple Treasure Hunt. The game utilizes Augmented Reality and Location Based technologies to provide users a whole new mobile gaming experience.
This augmented reality game is interesting and innovative. The goal is to explore a Treasure Trail by finding Treasure Guardians protecting the treasure. The game has 11 Treasure Guardians which are based on Indian mythological characters like Kali (the destroyer Goddess), Ganesha (the elephant God), Naga (the snake man), etc. Users can play the game inside a building or an open field. The game has single and multi-player support. While playing in a group users can share the Treasure Trails with each other over Bluetooth or Network.
While playing in Indoor mode a Treasure Trail is setup by placing physical paper markers at various locations. Each physical paper marker represents a Treasure Guardian. The Treasure Hunter needs to decipher the clue, locate the paper marker, and scan it. It is a treat to watch the mystical guardians come alive on the paper marker. On exploring all the guardians the player finally reaches the treasure. To add to the excitement all this needs to be done within the given time limit.
Outdoor mode adds more fun by letting a single user auto-create a treasure trail and start exploring it right away. Users can also play in a group with one player acting as a Treasure Protector and others as Treasure Hunters. The Treasure Protector utilizes an interactive map to place treasure guardians at various locations. The Treasure Hunters then start exploring the trail by tracking their movement against the location of next guardian on the interactive map. It’s a fun way to jog around discovering the treasure guardians along the trail.
While there are similar games available in the Play Store this game adds new interesting features like ability to play inside a building, sharing the trails with other players, and some cool Indian mythological characters acting as guardians. Apart from casual gaming the game can be utilized for:
- team building exercises
- teaching kids by using some innovative clues
- fun jogging exercise
- making the routine walks to office or grocery stores more exciting by placing trails along the route
So what are you waiting for? Start hunting the secret treasure of Gods – Are you up for the challenge?
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