Alternate-reality games (ARGs) somehow managed to miss the mobile boat, with the stunning exception of Ingress, made by Google's own Niantic Labs. It's a shame, but it's heartening to see that Google Glass has already attracted an ARG dev, creating an MMOARG based on... ants.
It's called Swarm, and it sees you using Google Glass to perform tasks to help your colony succeed, collecting resources and defending against rival colonies.
It works a little like Ingress in that it can take place as you go about your daily life. First, the game maps the player's daily routine using GPS data, laying colorful "trails" on a map card. Developers Jon Lawhead of Columbia University and Daniel Estrada of the University of Illinois note that this data cannot be used to track any one user; instead, it is used to examine patterns of behavior and where those patterns intersect with those of other users. … Read more