Gone are the days when you can saunter around a GPS based treasure hunt. Locomatrix’s Richard Vahrman will present a team-based game where speed is critical – it’s Jack Bauer meets the Hurt Locker. Of interest to the attendees will be, how they came to create the game, and how they are proposing to fund it. From their previous work they will be talking about HTML5 and location games, and why they are now exclusively designing for Android.
After gaining BSc in Biology, Richard pursued a variety of jobs including musician and truck driver, before working with Prof. Heinz Wolff at the Clinical Research Institute in Harrow, and later helping him set up the Institute of Bioengineering at Brunel University, specialising in building robotic equipment for the European Space Agency. He then started up MultiAxis where he invented and marketed a novel method for tracking containers within the dairy industry. On moving to Brighton, he started up Brighton Web, a web hosting and design company, which is still operational with around 200 clients. He now heads LocoMatrix, one of the first companies to work in location-based gaming for mobile phones