We like to imagine cities are living creatures that never sleep, and design studio PAN will soon make this a reality, creating an interactive city game out of Bristol, a U.K. seaport.
Called Hello Lamp Post!, the game works by combining your phone with ordinary objects like mailboxes and bus stops. Everything that's a part of the game will have a code on it which, you can use to text the object, and have it reply to you. The goal is to discover the hidden life of the city itself.
The game was the winner of Bristol's Playable City Award, and is expected to be implemented in the summer of 2013. After that, it's going to go "on tour" to other locations, making interactive city games out of them.
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