I admit, I played Magic: The Gathering in high school. I strutted around with my little box of cards and spent my Friday nights at the gaming shop trying to prove I was one of the big guys. Instead, I proved I just really sucked at Magic.

Magic’s creator, Richard Garfield, is trying to wave his wand over the iOS world now. He’s part of a Kickstarter campaign to fund Map Monsters, an iOS adventure game that tasks you with capturing monsters and snagging the lost heirlooms. The unique twist is the ability to integrate physical location into the game via GPS, turning any place you can go into a game board. Garfield is directing the game design, and the project has been underway for the past year. The Kickstarter funds will be used to finish it.

The concept is neat, but the funding’s not going very well. With four days left, the campaign’s only raised a little more than US$16,000 out of the $40,000 needed for funding. You can check out the project video below.

[via The Verge]

Magic: The Gathering creator kickstarting iOS game originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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