Type of site
|Alexa rank||19,845,943 (April 2014[update])|
|Launched||30 November 2010|
Chromaroma was a London-based game using players’ Oyster cards and Barclays Cycle Hire accounts. Points are awarded depending on the stations and journeys users complete on the London Underground and London Buses, as well as using ‘Boris bikes’. It is described by its creators, Mudlark, as “location-based top trumps”, and encourages competition through leaderboards.
The game is written in the Ruby on Rails framework and was developed in partnership with Go Free Range. and more recently with Dynamic50. Dynamic50 describe this in more detail on their post-launch blog article.
The game was designed by Toby Barnes & Matt Watkins of Mudlark.
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- Kiss, Jemima (2010-11-30). "Chromaroma: the makeover London commuting has been waiting for". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
- Barnes, Toby (2009-02-12). "Week 0.1:Concept". Chromaroma Blog. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
- "Chromaroma – Hand over - blog".
- Green, Jason (2010-10-01). "Chromaroma – Gaming on London Transport". Dynamic50 blog. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
- Kiss, Jemima (2010-12-04). "Chromaroma and the onward march of gameification". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
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