World of Fourcraft: Hack turns NYC into a game of Risk
New York is now yours for the taking, and all you need to do is check-in via Foursquare
Remember Risk, the strategic board game of world domination? What would it be like if it were real, with real areas around you up for grabs? That’s a question that a team of developers have tried answer with World of Fourcraft – a Foursquare hack that’s melded Google maps and Risk together in New York City.
Members register as belonging to one of the different boroughs, and then each check-in is the equivalent of placing a soldier on the Risk board. An algorithm adding up the total at the end of each week to see which clan owns which segment of land. Developer Ricky Robinett says: “We wanted to make foursquare more compelling for long-term use.”