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treasure hunting…

when did treasure hunting start to be an interesting activity for human beings? Formally talking I have no idea, but without a doubt is a very old activity.  I “goggle” for the the history of treasure hunting, but it seems the task requires more time than the one I have for it.

Today I played a high-tech version of treasure hunting, by using the sophisticated system of GPS.

The game is called geocatching.

 It was fun and good exercise!  Perfect activity for a beautiful spring day. And my first impression of what I liked the most of the game is: the creativity of the players. I just can say: WOWOWOW!!!

Without a doubt to “fully” understand some games, one has to play them.  A game experience is not easy to grasp only by reading them, in my humble opinion one has to live them to make proper empathy. This game is not an exception. Still I am a newbie in here, and I will be back for more geocatching adventures. In addition it seems the community of this game is also something to discover.

Thank you very much Anna to invite me to play! And to Tomas, as well thank you for guiding us as new comers!

searching, searching, searching.... where can it be?

searching, searching, searching.... where can it be?



Today’s geocatching log:  we found 5 traditional cache and one multicache



is an interesting pervasive game idea 🙂 . I just start to play sharkrunners this weekend and so far so good.  It requires time for the game to develop however each each time you play is brief. Nice combination.

What I like the most is that it supports a personal philosophy: ” what can we do with technology that otherwise would not be possible” 🙂 Hurray!!!

Do you want to try?  just let the sharks to contact us 😉



shark -- by kittymowmow

shark -- by kittymowmow


credit of image: www.kittymowmow.com

pielisen museo

In here I only can write: dreams do come true! .

On one hand, since a child I had been wondering what the walls could tell us if they could talk. On the other hand, I am a believer that we should enjoy more our life in this planet, why everything should be so serious all the time? . Reason why I am interested in games, I am a BAD student because it is serious boring the rest.

This month,  the walls of the Virsuvaara home at the museum of Lieksa start “talking”  🙂  Furthermore,  people of different ages and backgrounds are able to connect through the objects and walls of this house, and beyond it, learn something from the Finnish culture 🙂

I am amazed about all this! 🙂

Let me make the story of this brief. After the first SciMyst, Erkki introduced us with the people of the Pielisen Museum. In the summer 2007 we started to gather information from the visitors’ opinions about the museum and seek for some funding. At the beginning of this year 2008, we were awarded on our application to the National Board of Antiquities and the real work started. Of course we want to respond properly to the trust of the funding.


Along this time, also our team has been consolidating. We are getting robust little by little in the applications we are developing. Mikko and Teemu are just incredible and I learn a lot from them. Actually Mikko should have a medal for his patience, specially from the time when Teemu was in Korea because he should deal with me all the time by himself. No a simple issue I can say.

The result of good energy, good people and a lot of work is a mobile game application that people starts to enjoy as our tests shown (test 1, test 2) . Still is a lot of work to do, however each time I am able to see the shiny smile of any player using one of our application, all the effort pays off.

And today finally the blog of this project is almost 100% update. There you can have a briefly view of what has been and is happening. It is amazing HOW fast time pass by.

a game that MUST be played

Some weeks ago I played for first time “BRAID“, and I am looking forward to play it again. However, until now I am able to recommend it openly to anyone that is interested in new challenges.

Also through this game I confirm once again: CREATIVITY goes beyond everything !

TekMyst: the magical ants will survive this winter!!!!

The score results of TekMyst, conducted on week 35 are:  (players + ants ) won by 855 points above the (laziness + jealousy).

Hip hip HURRAY!!!

I must say: “Phew!” . On the last weekend of August, I had my doubts about the final result. Nevertheless, human kind definitely is more playful than we believe.

Thanks to all the players that made this success possible, and special thanks to the incredible team that work together to make this a reality.

Now some days off to recharge energy, before the analysis of these data! 🙂