Gone Fishing…

While there have been similar games elsewhere (like Mogi), it looks like location-based gaming is coming to North America with the introduction of a new location-based “fishing” game, called Swordfish. The idea is to find a school of fish via the phone’s GPS system, and then head to the physical location where the virtual fish are located and try to catch ’em. Players compete against others for the highest score. Right now, it’s only available in Canada, but it should be interesting to see whether or not it catches on. It’s sometimes simple games like this that first catch on, and, as Russell points out in the original story, whether it generates developer interest in creating more sophisticated offerings.

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