Thursday, 17 September 2015
Drains and DragonsThis is a project which started at Govhack 2015 in Tasmania. This project used GIS data which was released by the Hobart and Glenorchy city councils, and used to gamify public furniture. By turning the data sets into a game it is hoped that we would encourage people to get out and about to view the items in the data sets. Whether this be public art, or drains features.
This project won awards in the following areas:
- Best use of Hobart City Council Data
- Best use of Glenorchy City Council Data
Drains and Dragons
A mobile augmented reality game using local government datasets to create a simple 'Dungeons and Dragons' hack and slash fest. This is about raising awareness of bins as public assets.
Connect to the game on your mobile device. As you walk around your area you will notice 'points of interest' appear on the map. Clicking on one of these will reveal the monster lurking at that point. What you do then is up to you (Fight, Flee or Find out more)
If you fork or download the code you'll need to feed your server side database. The easiest way is to use the mongorestore function (the dump is in the data/mongodb-backup directory).
To achieve this we have used Glenorchy City Council and Hobart City Council datasets relating to the locations of public assets. These public assets form the basis for monsters which interact with players.
Homepage - Its best to view this from your mobile phone.
Hobart City Council -
- Significant Trees Register,
- Hobart Playgrounds,
- Urban Art,
- Public Toilets,
- Parks areas,
Glenorchy City Council -
- Storm water pits,
- Public Art