We are excited to announce that our newest MetroDemic game has gone live in Dallas, TX. MetroDemic was designed as something fun to do in Dallas for people who want to get outside, engage their brains, rack up some fitbit points, and save the city from a deadly disease!
Before developing a MetroDemic course, we take the time to scout out the city and find the perfect location for people to run around for an afternoon. Dallas actually proved to be a bit challenging!
The initial plan was to create the course around Dealey Plaza and the surrounding blocks. After half a day of walking the area and mapping all of the interesting sites, we made the tough decision that it just didn’t feel right to develop a game around the John F. Kennedy assassination site. It also felt like some of the nearby areas might not be 100% family-friendly.
Our next stop was downtown Dallas. We mapped out a pretty broad area including the convention center, Pioneer Plaza, the Magnolia Hotel, Thanks-Giving Square, and Main Street Garden Park. We captured hundreds of photos of interesting sites, but it still didn’t quite have that “feel” that makes our game so much fun.
The last stop, and one that to be perfectly honest we weren’t expecting to make, was the Dallas Arts District. This was the fit! Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the Meyerson Symphony Center were a fantastic backdrop!
This is the site we selected for our first MetroDemic game in Dallas and we think our fans are going to love it.
One of the most vivid memories we have of our days mapping out the courses was the HEAT… It was 104 degrees outside during our July visit. Kris, the chief sherpa and slogger, was the one sent out with his trusty GPS unit and camera to discover the sites around Dallas. Christine, the brains behind the outfit, found refuge and several local Starbucks as data came streaming in from the field. For a couple of soggy Seattleites, this was quite a change of pace.
We tip our hats to the entire city of Dallas for creating such a great environment for both locals and tourists to explore. The public art, interesting architecture, and beautiful public spaces are a true treasure that we were more than happy to exploit for our quirky game!
For anyone looking for something to do around Dallas this week, we invite you to try out our Dallas Arts game so you can see this corner of the city in an entirely new light.
It’s time to get out there and SAVE THE CITY!