Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Scavenger Hunt

Project Seeker

How can we use games to engage people at events, museums or a generic public location?

Gamification in traditional spaces and events can educate attendants and boost engagement while establishing interpersonal connection. To connect with people and world around them, Project Seeker users join an interactive scavenger hunt that guides them through their surroundings.

The Solution

The student team developed an iOS and Android app for a location-based scavenger hunt, which is played by checking in at various locations with a QR code scan.

Users sign in with their Google account then select their preferred hunt. Users are challenged to decode clues and unlock hidden locations where they can connect with other players and engage with the location or activity.

Project Seeker Team
The team behind Project Seeker

Project Seeker UI
Project Seeker user interface