The Sims designer, Will Wright, is working on a new project called HiveMind. This project reportedly collects and gathers information on you and uses it to deliver a “deep gaming” experience on your location, history and interesting people.
It’s kind of a mix of Google Earth, Facebook and Check-ins.
Q: How would a game experience work?
A: “If we had that much situational awareness about you and at the same time we were building this very high-level map of the world, and I don’t just mean where Starbuck’s is, but all sorts of things like historical footnotes and people you might want to meet. I started thinking about games that we can build that would allow us to triangulate you in that space and build that deep situational awareness. There will be all types of games, but the key will be focusing the experiences, including multiplayer, within the real world and away from the fictional world that games currently invest in.”