Ben Terrett, reviewing The Hidden Park iPhone game.
I hadn’t really thought about it much, but this just shows how much I walk. It was also brought home to me when my parents were in London and we went from the RFH, via Trafalgar Square, to Leicester Square tube, which for me is a short-cut, saving a bit of faffing and with some things to look at on the way.
For them, though, used to a small town, it turned out to be a bit of a hike. Similarly, what Ben describes as a “lot of walking” is to me a short stroll.
In fact, the area he describes is very similar to that used for some of the games for the Hide&Seek weekender, and generally they didn’t feel too big. If anything, you were too likely to trip over another team (although that’s probably part of the game’s design).
Is there a point? Perhaps; it’s been suggested that those of us living in cities are less likely to be obese. Maybe it’s just that I have skewed perceptions; I’ve always been keen on walking.