Can You See Me Now? was one of the first location-based video games in the world. It was produced by Brightons Blast Theory and the University of Nottingham. It had gamers navigating around virtual cities while people ran around the real-world cities trying to catch them. This was back in 2001 when smartphones were yet to be invented and online gaming was only just taking off. It won lots of awards, got played all around the world and eventually died ten years later.

Well, now there is a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to life. Asking for a measly £20K they plan to rebuild the software and the hardware and bring the whole thing up to date. They have designs, developers and all that in place and they just need the money to make it happen. This isn’t their first venture into apps. Years ago I backed their Karen project. This was designed for smartphones and had you chatting and texting Karen who was acting as your life coach. However, as things went on Karen started getting creepy. Told with video and chat it was very immersive. It was the sort of game that could cause trouble if your significant other ever caught you playing it though.

Here is a video from their last project.

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