The Twittersphere is set to become a virtual universe powered by the experiences of people across the globe with TweetLand – the first ever videogame that turns tweets from the real world into events in a virtual game.
Costa Rican-based companies Tree Interactive and Why Ideas have developed TweetLand to take the concept of real-time gaming to new levels. Here’s how it works: certain tweets around the world trigger action key words that could affect gameplay. The developers have created a host of situations triggered by those keywords that people might tweet, which include car, accident, zombie and meteor. For example, if someone in New York tweets about a traffic accident, a car accident might occur in TweetLand. The same goes for a shooting star.
TweetLand aims to reinvent real-time gaming. Although still in the beta phase, the game is due for release as iPhone app at the end of 2011.