Don’t ever let anyone tell you parallel thinking isn’t a thing.
A few months ago I woke up from a deep sleep with a brilliant idea: a game of tag with strangers played out entirely using your mobile phone’s GPS. Slap an espionage theme on top, make everyone spies, and you’ve got a game of real life Cold War-style excitement. Tinker, Tailor, Mobile Gamer.
I was so excited that I woke my wife to tell her. She thought I was crazy. I thought “if only I could code.” And then, like most of my brilliant game ideas, it fell by the wayside. I never really thought of it again.
I can’t help but think the creator of GotchApp woke their spouse in a similar fashion. The difference? They had the skills to pull it off.
In addition to playing with strangers, players can set up tournaments by contacting the developer through the Gotchapp website — a perfect option for that otherwise milquetoast company picnic this Summer.
We haven’t had the chance to test the game out quite yet, but I’ll be spreading the word to see if I can get enough people locally to give it a download to really test things out. Stay tuned for a follow-up post soon if I’m successful.