The game, developed on the XTribe platform, is the virtual counterpart of the EveryAware project. It allows you to see on a map information about traffic, your task being to draw a driving route between two points, trying to optimise both distance and time (traffic exposure).
The game is currently set in Turin, Rome, London and Dublin. By playing it, you can discover the traffic map of your city and alternative routes you were not aware of. Additionally, your response to traffic will be helping us gain insights on human behaviour and impact of exposure to environmental information. There are two versions of the game, single-player, where you compete against the Google Directions engine, and two-player, where you can play with a friend. Defeating your adversary can be a very difficult and engaging task. You can post your score to your Facebook timeline, to show your friends how well you’ve done, and engage them in an activity which is both fun and useful for research.
Check it out now, and don’t forget to ‘like’ and share our Facebook pages: Joe’s City Race Solo app and page, Joe’s City Race Duo app and page.
Enjoy and good luck!
Soon to come: Joe’s City Race with pollution maps, helping you find the walking route which is best for your health.