GPS mobile phone green game

Paul Baron is reflecting on a massive multiplayer GPS mobile phone green game in Tokyo.

It would be a collaborative city-embellishment game with players working together to compensate the real pollution of Tokyo by planting and taking care of virtual flowers and other plants on a virtual data layer superimposed on the city.


The game would monitor real-life rain, sun and wind indexes and reflects the results in the game in real time. With dynamic and real time updates of pollution indexes and eyesores of the city, from official sources or players suggestions. Alerts broadcasted by players or game admins calling for immediate action.

Players would get seeds at sign-up time and decide where to plant them on the basis of the pollution data received. Once a plant has been added to an area, it will have to be taken care of collectively.

Details in In-Duce.