Today, Socialico launches GameMaki, an application for users to “Suggest and claim challenges with their friends to explore cool stuff.” In GameMaki, users recommend things to do and turn them into fun challenges for their friends to claim.
In turn, users claim other challenges to earn points and compete with one another. Challenges can also be grouped into a single game, or “maki”, such as a wine game comprising just wine suggestions.
How it works
Suggest something to do or a place to see, pick a category and off you go. If you want, you may attach a location to your challenges – but that’s purely optional. You can also group your challenges into your very own game and share it with your friends.
Check out the challenges suggested by others for new things to do or places to go. Bookmark the challenges that interest you by adding them to your ‘to-do’ list so you can get to them when you’re ready.
“We are not a location-centric application,” says Keith, co-founder and CEO of Socialico. “GameMaki focuses on activities, while location is vital but remains a secondary component. For example, I can challenge anyone to run 20km in under an hour and it need not be tagged with a location.”
Keith adds, “Suggestions are an integral part of all our lives. With GameMaki, we want to facilitate quality suggestions that are easy to make and find, and in turn make life more fun and interesting, starting with cool suggestions in SXSW itself.”