XLabz Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a leading provider of cutting edge mobile applications officially announced the all India release of their successful GPS based virtual treasure hunt and social networking game GeoSocials.
With an initial limited release for the iPhone in the United States of America and subsequent staggered launches across Europe and Asia, GeoSocials has since upgraded their game mechanics with GeoSocials Ver.2. The new version is available for Android devices that support Adobe AIR runtime and the iPhone as a free application under the Social Networking category. Subsequent releases for other platforms are in the pipeline.
Based on the principles of gamification, GeoSocials is a real-time, proximity based social game played in and around one’s location. Here, players can earn virtual and sometimes real rewards that boost their standing within the game’s landscape. Think of it like a social game layer build atop the real world.
“GeoSocials’ was designed to deliver an engaging hyper-social experience,” says Krishna Prathab RV, Founder and CEO – XLabz Technologies. “The game doubles up as a powerful social networking tool that facilitates players to make instant and real connections with people both in terms of physical proximity and established social connections.”
The game’s premise (and tagline) is simple – Play, Win and Socialize. At its heart, GeoSocials is a virtual treasure hunt game driven by simple game challenges that win users points for virtual and sometimes real world rewards. Comprising exciting fun games that use the accelerometer, voice amplification and gesture recognition features found in smart phones, users play an array of games to solve each challenge. Additionally, users can also ask and answer questions relevant to the location to solve challenges and claim points. GeoSocials positions players to pit their wits against their friends and other gamers in their immediate vicinity and while on the move.
The ultimate objective is to achieve a position of supremacy on the gaming leader board, and maintain it in the face of competing users from across neighborhoods, cities, and even countries.
Driven by the people who play the game, GeoSocials doesn’t require the user to be in a famous city, restaurant or museum. It can literally be played anywhere the user chooses and at anytime. The app’s social interface allows users to make new friends, by enabling users to send and receive messages from fellow gamers and nearby friends, drop them a line, or ping them for a friendly cha t or game. In a nutshell, GeoSocials allows users to re-discover their neighborhoods and earn rewards while at it, as they wait for their cup of coffee, a friend, or while at the airport. By facilitating instant social discovery, the game encourages people to be more social in real life with people who they cross paths with everyday but never get a chance to interact with or know more about.
“With the latest release, Android users will be able to hit the game with two new features – Vote-a-Deal and GeoSocials Places – both of which are tailored with a twist. Our take is revisit how deals will be made and how the places users visit will respond to the link love,” says Prathab.
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