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Become a spy and use your mobile phone to reveal the identities of other spies on your target list. To identify a spy, covertly snap a photo of them, using their conference badge as identification. Show your target the photo – they must reveal their secret ID# to you. Successfully hack the target and gain points by texting their secret ID#. Help fellow spies by concealing them if they’ve been hacked, to earn extra points.

Text Commands to:  718.412.0093

Commands

JOIN First_Last
Sign up with your name as it appears on your badge

HACK secretID# 
Hack another player

CONCEAL secretID#  
Conceal another player

MYTARGETS
Your current targets

REFRESH
Get 3 new targets

MYSTATS
Your current game stats

QUIT
Temporarily quit playing

JOIN
Rejoin the game

ID
Your secret ID#

Gaining Points

All players start with 50 points.

Hack to gain 100 points.

If you are hacked, you can’t hack other spies for 1 hour, unless another spy conceals you. 

Concealer gains 10 points, concealee loses 10 points.

Mobility Shifts Themes Applied to Game:

  • Informal Peer Networks and 
  • Computer Hacking Learning As Risk-Taking 
  • Uncertainty Abductive Participation Relationships Between Non-Monetary Economies 
  • Mobile Platforms with More Than One-Way Content 
  • Collaborative Thinking 
  • Embodied Learning 

Advisors

David Carroll [Parsons, the New School for Design - Design + Technology]
Drew Davidson [Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center] 

Students

Jonathan Baldwin [Parsons, the New School for Design - Design + Technology]
Chenyang Xia [Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center]
Justin Sabo [Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center]
Katherine James [Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center]
Jitesh Mulchandani [Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center]

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