My friend and I have came up with perhaps the coolest abuse of technology to put together. Lets say you had a Laptop computer, a GPS, and an internet connection (Boost or Sprint or something). The computer has software that basically monitors the position of every other car playing the game. What game? Capture the flag.
Imagine that. On the screen, you drive around. Suddenly, you pass a blip on the screen. The computer is telling you that the flag is on the road ahead. You get near it and press the "take flag" button. All of a sudden, every other car becomes aware your car is carying the flag. The speakers boom "Red flag taken!" and your position shows up on every other car. You bolt for your territory, and all the other cars are comming closer and closer. Once a car gets close enough to tag you (say 400 feet) they hit the "tag" button and you're out. "You have been tagged, go to the jail and wait 5 minutes". The flag lands on the ground (not really, but every car's computer knows where the flag is so it might as well be on the ground). The game continues.
"YOU HAVE THE FLAG!"
"RED FLAG DROPPED!"
"ENEMY PROXIMITY ALERT!"
This could be really fun. I should start writing the software.
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Sounds like fun.
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I like the idea. I think the idea would probably make a better 'off road' or closed course game instead.