Gbanga - mixed reality, social gaming app for all phones. It runs on real-time locative media, which means that the gaming environment changes relative to the player’s real-world location. Gbanga makes socializing on-the-go fun and easy. Players can collect and trade special items with friends and stay informed as to each other’s locations via the interactive map and in-game chat. Gbanga is not a single game itself but a platform, which can host a multitude of games developed by the in-house team, development partners or even players themselves.
•an interactive city map on the web and on the phone
•a radar featuring nearby location-based information, including events and entertainment on the interactive map
•a collect-and-trade area where players can collect items such as coupons and exchange or redeem them through an in-store purchase
•an integration with friends to share information such as location, leader board ranking and status among friends and gaming rivals and messaging service
Gbanga combines real world items with the virtual platform that runs on your mobile phone. Explore Gbanga Cell's wherever you go. You will find virtual items linked to real-world locations and fun stuff to collect. You will discover your city as you have never seen it before.
Find old and new friends with Gbanga and keep in touch via messaging service. The friends locator function lets you always know who is nearby. Quests are also more fun when you play them with your friends so you can invite them to join your Gbanga network. You can also exchange fun items that you collected in the Gbanga world with your friends with the trade function.
Gbanga is location-aware: your view changes on the go and the platform adapts to your current location. So you can more easily discover exciting items and people when you move around. On the map view you can see cells and their content nearby so you might want to go there to collect even more fun stuff.
Gbanga is always on and running. So you can always send messages to friends and see who is nearby. You can also watch ongoing quests activities online on the website. We might also implement secret items that only appear at a certain time of the day and during special realworld weather conditions.
Gbanga is an open platform and our users are welcome to create their own quests in the Gbanga world. Therefore we provide a powerful and easy-to-use Puppetmaster REST API. For Java and Lua, a quest developer kit (QDK) is provided. So shape Gbanga to your very own needs.
Stories in Gbanga are non-linear, changing and merging with other stories which take place nearby. The Gbanga world is shared by all its participants similar to public space. For instance, players participating in a zoo animal scavenger hunt might trade their animals with mates that are involved in a city-wide public-transport race. Thanks to this blend of stories, the user is able to experience unexpected adventurous gameplay moments.
Gbanga can host games with fun, edutainment, scavenger hunt or team building character. For example, there is Gbanga Famiglia, a mobile mafia game. Gbanga Famiglia is an exciting location aware social game. Players’ take-over pubs, restaurants and nightclubs scattered throughout their city as part of a Mafia Famiglia. They share successes virally with friends on Facebook and Twitter. They also compete on the public leader board.