JAB – a bus stop game
An urban geolocalized conquest
Two teams confront each other to conquer bus stops thanks to a smartphone mobile application. JAB spans over a one-month time period and each team seeks total mastery of the public transportation network.
To conquer a bus stop one must beat the speed record in guessing a program-generated number set between zero and an upper bound which is determined by the actions of the players. An advantage or a handicap in the game translate into a variation of the upper bound. Every station can be owned by any team until a player returns and tries to take it over. Each team’s territory expands as the bus stop conquests accumulate.
It’s been created by Mariam Asatryan, Jérémie Lasnier, Khalil Klouche, Marina Buckel, Roxane Doswald during the workshop “Urban Games” by Etienne Mineur and Nicolas Nova.
It will be featured in “Playtime – Videogame mythologies”, an exhibition in Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon, from March 10th 2012 to December 09 2012.