I’m in the beginning stages of a pet project I’m dubbing the Agents App. This web-based app would be a service that 1) receives solutions to puzzles—via email, text, mobile, and a local form—2) immediately responds with a prompt to the next step of the puzzle and/or a reward based on a points system, and 3) sends out and provides that user’s unique score and status based on the responses in different formats (texts, email, HTML, etc.)
The ARG aspect and the gaming mechanics described above are similar to Foursquare, except that it attempts to match key terms for points rather than only geodata.
My current tools:
- Thinkpad w/ Windows 7
- Zoho Creator
- Kodingen and ShiftEdit for Cloud-based IDEs
- Dreamweaver as a quick code editor
- Aviary Vector and Adobe Illustrator for vector image editing
- Wunderlist and Asana for milestone and task detailing
If anyone knows of a tool or system already like the one above, please let me know.
To come: Inspiration and prototype screenshots