In 2011, LUCUS was invited by Roskilde Festival to come up with a social smartphone game that could be played during the festival.
As Roskilde veterans LUCUS designed a game based on the camp mentality.
All camps on the festival have their own flag, they bring it to concerts and they gather around it. We wanted to play with that notion. So we placed three virtual flags on the festival ground and told the players the simple rules: whoever has a flag when the game is over, wins the prize. We made sure the prizes could be shared within a camp, like boxes of beer, board games or tickets for next year's festival.
We created a very simple battle system: gave the flags 5 hit points each, and gave the players the chance to perform an action once per minute, either attack or defend. That was it!
What came out of this simple idea, the dedication of the players, the originality of their strategies and their sheer passion, could not have been foreseen!