Game Control Setup
We were shooting for a pretty high-tech Game Control. To that end, we
decided to install GPS devices into the teams' vans, so that we would know
where the they were at all times. We worked with a company called @Road, who sells these devices to
companies that need to track a fleet of cars. We were able to work
out a deal to rent 16 devices, one of which we used for testing and on
the clue placing car, and the other 15 of which we installed in their
vans the day of The Game. @Road
has a web interface for managing the fleet, complete with detailed
maps, so we hooked up a laptop to the big screen TV. This gave us a
great overview of where all the teams were, and it allowed us to know
exactly where a particular team was at a given time. We used this
information a couple times during The Game in keeping with The Matrix
The teams were given two help line numbers and a confirmation line.
The latter was strictly reserved for quick confirmations of clue
answers, so that hopefully, busy signals were kept to a minimum. Help
was given based on how long the team had been working on the clue, and
we tried to record as much information as possible about each call.
Putting on a Game takes a lot of work from a lot of people. We had a
long list of people that helped in different capacities. Click here to see the thank you list.