SAN FRANCISCO (Game Developers Conference 2011) - February 28, 2011– In honor of this week’s Game Developers Conference, Ogmento, a geo-social augmented reality gaming company, is adding a city-specific layer to its popular location-based game, Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary. Players in San Francisco will be able to participate in an actual good versus evil turf battle, with characters from the game recruiting players at the conference to join their side as either one of the Demonologists, or one of the Possessed.
Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary, a free-to-play mobile game for the iPhone (iOS), is inspired by the hit film franchise. The game integrates geo-social elements, augmented reality and user-generated content, to create a unique game setting where the player’s home town, office or neighborhood becomes the front lines of a supernatural conflict.
In addition, Ogmento has placed real world missions for players to explore at actual San Francisco haunted locations– providing them with additional spells and resources in their quest to dominate the city and other players in the game. Those who complete various missions will be rewarded with both virtual and real world prizing including Blu-ray DVDs, merchandise, and game credits at the conference.
“We’re excited to show how our game can bring actual locations alive on even a local level in a city such as San Francisco,” said Brian Selzer, president and co-founder of Ogmento.“We had a great time adding missions in the game based on real haunted locations in the city including Alcatraz and the Curran Theater.”
Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary is currently available for download for free at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paranormal-activity-sanctuary/id392834635?mt=8&ls=1
Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary is a location-based, augmented reality game set in the real world where the player’s home town, office, neighborhood becomes the front lines of a supernatural conflict. Players investigate supernatural mysteries and go on paranormal missions to discover new spells and powers in their fight against the forces of darkness. Players cast spells to create sanctuaries, and use augmented reality to empower the spells by drawing mystic symbols and channeling supernatural energy into the world. In addition, players can investigate their surroundings, using their iPhone camera to find and capture demons around them.
As the powers of darkness eat away at a player’s sanity, s/he’ll be haunted by hallucinations and disturbing visions. If the demonic forces manage to drive them mad, players will become a possessed minion of darkness with a whole new style of play. The Possessed go on unique missions, and create hellholes to summon demonic forces to aid their side.
Ogmento was founded in 2009 by industry veterans committed to developing the next generation of mobile games. Through cutting-edge technology that overlays computer graphics onto real-world environments, Ogmento creates games that let users directly interact with their surrounding environment. The company is currently developing ground-breaking Augmented Reality (AR) content for a range of mobile devices and platforms. Ogmento is ideally positioned at the epicenter of the Augmented Reality and Geo-location gaming industries. For more information please visit http://ogmento.com.