If you’re like me, you hate exercising. I barely exercised at all until suddenly I discovered one of the first GPS games, Ingress, by the creators of Pokemon Go in 2012. Since then I’ve played at least 1-4 hours a day of GPS games, Monday- Friday with a few years of breaks.
The main benefits of GPS games are:
- Exercise – It’s great exercise to run around the locations in your neighborhood or wherever you are.
- Make friends. The chatrooms and community can be great.
- Works well with Bicycling. Get a Bike Phone Mount.
- Learning the area you live in.
- Working with maps & planning out the ideal routes. Maps are awesome.
- Making going lame places more exciting. If someone sends you somewhere stupid, you’re happy to go. Hah.
GPS Games You Can Play
The Walking Dead: Our World
It is a first-of-a-kind location based augmented reality game that immerses you into the zombie apocalypse. Defend your surroundings by fighting walkers on the streets, in the park, on your sofa – wherever you are and whenever you feel like it. Join forces with Rick, Daryl, Michonne and all your favorite characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead.
The Vatican has commissioned a mobile game called Follow JC Go, an AR title which is almost identical to Pokémon Go, only you’re out there collecting Saints and “blessed characters from the Bible”. It works exactly the same as Niantic and Nintendo’s blockbuster: you hit the streets and run into things you can capture, only instead of battling monsters, you just need to answer some questions from Saints and other Holy Folk.
Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 800 million times and named “Best Mobile Game” by The Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch.
Ghosts are appearing everywhere, and the world is calling you for help. Using the latest Augmented Reality and Maps technology, find and bust ghosts in the real world!
Jurasic World Alive
Discover your world and collect epic dinosaur DNA to level up and create hybrids in the lab. Craft the perfect strike team and take them into battle in real-time player-vs-player matches. Challenge your friends to win exclusive rewards!
Ingress (Pick blue)
Move through the real world using your Android device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.