Good news for European fans of Location Based Games: German startup Orbster offers an online and mobile-integrated game platform that allows users to create GPS Multiplayer Games like treasure and scavenger hunts, historical timetravels as well as edutainment games. Founded in 2008, Orbster now has over 80.000 registered users. The company’s main product GPS Mission was the first worldwide playable GPS game for the iPhone and one of the top downloads in the German App Store.
While Orbster faces fierce competition from US companies Foursquare and Gowalla, they’re quite happy with what they have done in Germany so far, CEO Georg Broxtermann says. To extend apps to other markets and handsets and to come up with some new blockbuster games (watch out for the LBS version of Settlers of Catan...), the game developer is now looking for funding.
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