Hello World, this is Karst Games LLC. We came into existence because we want to give people more ways to have a good time with their friends. Karst Games is striving to provide experiences that are social, affordable, and physically active. Let's take things in order and focus on 'social' in this first post. A recent study found that almost 50 percent of Americans often feel lonely and disconnected from others. (Claire Pomeroy, Loneliness Is Harmful to Our Natinon's Health, Scientific American, March 20, 2019) This is alarming because loneliness has also been estimated to shorten a person's life by 15 years. (See Citation Above). Humans have invented innumerable ways to spend time with each other, but Karst Games has decided to throw another hat into the ring. Karst Games has launched its first Mobile Knot, Atropine, an outdoor adventure played in Jefferson City that requires players to solve puzzles in order to complete the game. Our hope is that groups of four people will play the game and work together to solve the problems the game provides. It's a great way to spend time with your friends. You're working together to achieve a common goal.
The term Mobile Knot is derived from two things. A 'knot' represents something to be untangled or a problem to be solved. All of Karst Games experiences will present players with multiple challenges. The word 'mobile' is derived from the fact that each experience is played on a mobile device. Currently, Karst Games' Mobile Knots are only available on iPhone. However, each Mobile Knot will give players the opportunity to enter phone numbers for up to three people playing with them. Only one person needs to download the app and run it on an iPhone. The others that enter their phone numbers will be able to receive clues via text message. This is done so that everyone can fully participate even though only one person is running the app. The individuals that receive text messages can have any type of device. It doesn't have to be an iPhone.
Now you know a little bit about Karst Games LLC and what we're hoping to provide. We'll tackle the two remaining aspects of our Mobile Knots, affordable and physically active in future posts. In the meantime seize the day and Engage Adventure.