When I first heard the words “app-based game”, I thought it meant a live game based on an application of some sort. I realized how ignorant I can get at times when I had the chance to try an app-based game today at Quorum Centre in Pasig City as Berghaus Philippines launches its Urban Adventure Games 2014.
The Berghaus Urban Adventure Games 2014, happening on November 15, is actually a live game in which all instructions and other details will come from a mobile application developed by Cyburban. A player must have a Android device (I repeat, ANDROID gadget) and a reliable wi-fi connection (which will be provided by Berghaus, of course) to be able to participate in the game. How high-tech can that get! I say first of its kind here in the country.
The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and can be installed in just a few minutes. All players will be asked to create an account using an email or via Facebook. Once logged in, the player can now start choosing the categories s/he’d like to play on. Each categories have corresponding points depending on its level of difficulty. During our dry run, I noticed that physical challenges correspond to higher points than those requiring mental exercise. Categories may include scavenger hunt, trivia quizzes, social skills, and a lot more! Time and points are also validated using the app. Real time team scores will be available online and a leader board will be flashed regularly on the LED screen of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
That’s me attempting to fold a tent for higher points. (Photo from Berghaus PH)
What makes the game more exciting are the prizes which will be announced during the day of the event. As for me, I got to take home a super cute pink rucksack and a jacket! Just imagine what the prizes will be during the real game. Read below to know more about the details of the game.
- Teams are composed of 3 members.
- A team must choose between 2 categories: Fun and Competitive.
- Fun teams are scored but not timed, each point corresponds to one ticket in the category raffle.
- Competitive teams are scored with a time limit of 4 hours to complete as many challenges as they can.
- All challenges will take place in the Globe Circuit Event Grounds.
- Toby’s Shangri-la Plaza
- Toby’s Glorietta 2
- Toby’s The Block
- Runnr Bonifacio High Sreet
- Toby’s Mall of Asia
|Fee (Per Team)||Inclusions (pre-event)||Inclusions (post-event)|
|Fun P 2,400||Singlet||Swag from sponsors, Top 30 event shirt|
|Competitive P 2,700||Singlet||Swag from sponsors, Top 10 event shirt|
Sure, fun runs and marathons are good but this will be much, much more entertaining. Trust me, once the game starts, there’s no going back!