It really is interesting that the best mobile games tend to come from very simple ideas. What if there were tiny digital hitchhikers that you could pick up and drop off using your iPhone or iPod touch? Other people could then pick up your digital hitchhiker and bring them to wherever they were going. Eventually, the little guy or girl could reach their final destination, right? That is the simple idea behind Serentripity, a wonderfully clever new game from Wooden Pixel.
I could not hold back my smiles as Serentripity was being explained to me. The digital hitchhiker I mentioned before is called a Trippy. A Trippy is a fully customizable avatar with multiple face, body, and clothing options. Once the Trippy has been outfitted in whatever attire you choose, you can assign them a destination and they start hitchin. Google Maps integration allows you to easily track where your Trippies have been. You can even take pictures of your Trippy that can be geotagged . Imagine your little guy standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, or the Pantheon. There is also a log book so you can leave a note when they are picked up. You can also look at the history of a new Trippy that you pick up.
The possibilities of Serentripity are staggering. Besides the basic fun factor of this game, what if Trippies could eventually carry things from one person to another? What if people create Trippy scavenger hunts? What if video game companies use Serentripity at events like PAX? Find our Trippy using these clues and win! Maybe I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself, but I cannot wait to play this game when it comes out…or maybe even a little bit earlier. The development team is currently looking for beta testers so if you would like to be a part of something big before it’s big, head on over to Wooden Pixel and check it out.