November 21, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands - Metamotifs today is pleased to introduce HuntedApp 1.0 for iOS, their new augmented reality, Entertainment app where the iPhone owner is tracked down by virtual pursuers. A speed and a finish point for the chase are set in advance, and the player is given a head start. When the pursuers get too close to the target, the player hears the sound of police officers or snarling bloodhounds approaching. The pursuers follow the same path that the player has traveled, and the trackers' progress can be viewed in real-time. It is even possible to "hide" from the pursuers by temporarily interrupting the iPhone's GPS signal (e.g. going indoors). An imaginative pastime and an entertaining way to stay in shape, HuntedApp tests the player's resourcefulness, composure, speed, and agility.
At present, the app includes four different pursuers, each with their own distinctive sound that is heard through the player's iPhone: The Law, A Pack of Dogs, Bloodthirsty Cannibals, and an Attack Helicopter. The sound of any of these, as they close in on the player, is enough to motivate even the most tired prey. The app includes iPod music integration, so that fugitives can enjoy music as they flee, and the volume is automatically lowered to allow the player to clearly hear the approaching Attack Helicopter. A chase History function allows the player to track progress and share the hunt with friends.
* Choose from four unique pursuers, each with their own accompanying sounds
* Track your own progress and the progress of your pursuer in real time
* Track all the action on street level Google Maps
* Use it on foot, in a car, on a train; anywhere you can receive a solid GPS signal
* Use your surroundings to hide from the GPS signal, win time, and confuse your pursuer
* Challenge your friends
Whether providing an imaginative fitness program, a change in the morning commute, or a midnight adventure, HuntedApp supplies a living simulation of being on the run.
"Add a little adrenaline to your life with HuntedApp," suggested Joost Verrijt of Metamotifs. "Go on the run alone, or bring a friend."
* Compatible with iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (1 and 2)
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 17.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
HuntedApp 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, the core business of Metamotifs is providing innovative applications based on mobile platforms. Our expertise lies in creating hybrid solutions between native mobile platforms and cloud applications. We have a strong focus on usability and application robustness, while providing features that fully envelop the creative and innovative potential of mobile platforms. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Metamotifs All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.