Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shark Game!

Shark Week brings Shark Postings, checkout this Shark Game!
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Checkout the O'REILLY Radar site has an interesting story about the new Discovery Channel interactive online game, Sharkrunners. This game lets players take the role of a marine biologist and track sharks online. The more shark you find the more funding you get for your program. The catch is that the game play is actually driven by real time GPS data from actual transmitters attached to actual sharks that are swimming in the actual ocean.

"Players are given a virtual boat and virtual crew. They use it to track real-life sharks that have been tagged with a GPS recievers. When a boat encounters a shark the player is alerted via email and/or SMS. The player has three hours to select how to try to collect data about the shark and its behavior. The goal is to gather as much data about sharks as possible."

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