Interntrip: an arduino game prototype

Designed by Masters students at the École de Communication Visuelle Aquitaine (France), InternTrip is a board game prototype running on Blend Micro (basically an integrated Arduino board with BLE produced by RedBear Lab). The game wants to recreate the experience of internship in a communication agency.

The project description:

Play a board game connected to your iphone to earn a full time job. This is the challenge that the 2nd year Masters students at the ECV Aquitaine have set themselves. Directed by Tazas Project, a dozen students invite us to immerse ourselves in the world of communication through an experience that is both amusing and quirky : InternTrip. The idea : every student in this domaine starts as an intern to get their foot in the door. The system they use relies on the use of an arduino bluetooth card which calculates the player’s position on the board and simultaneously transmits this information to the smartphone. The coordinates received allow the player to discover the inside of the agency by moving their smartphone over the outer wall of the building, or in other words, the board. From table football to the terrasse, passing by the coffee machine or the photocopier, they invite us to visit the agency, to talk with the team and to compete with our colleagues in head to head questionnaires about the world of advertising. This is your time, young, exploited interns, to take your revenge and land that job!

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