TaleBlazer is a platform for making and playing location-based mobile augmented reality
(AR) games. TaleBlazer players download a free mobile app to their device (Android or
iOS) to play games geolocated in real-world locations. As players move around the
physical space, their devices sense their current location (typically using GPS outdoors
or iBeacons indoors) allowing players to interact with virtual characters, artifacts and
data within the context of real landscapes. These hybrid experiences in TaleBlazer
create new opportunities for dynamic storytelling, informal learning experiences, and
community engagement. The web-based editor uses a visual, blocks-based
programming environment that allows both novices and experts to create their own
location-based AR games. Informal learning venues (including museums, zoos, nature
centers, botanical gardens and others) have created TaleBlazer games, to bring
location-based AR games to their visitors. Organizations including Global Kids and
Seattle Public library have facilitated out-of-school programming in which youth design,
author and implement their own TaleBlazer games, empowering them to create
meaning around themes within their local communities.
Take advantage of our resources to help you get started creating your own location-based games and experiences including:
Sample Games. Imagine what’s possible by playing sample AR games developed in TaleBlazer.
Getting Started Tutorials. Play and remix games while getting an orientation to the TaleBlazer programming environment.
Game Mechanics Tutorials. Learn about game mechanics available in TaleBlazer.
Game Worksheet. Plan your game using a checklist created by experienced game designers.
Best Practices Guide. Access tips on how to best plan, design and develop your game.
Analytics. Understand how players are using your game.
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