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About the project Edit

Akoha is a Montreal based developer of a new type of online / offline social multiplayer game. Akoha is a new service that invites you to choose from hundreds of simple real-world activities called "missions" that can be played on an iPhone or Akoha.com. Missions can range from sharing a dessert with a friend at a café, capturing a photo of a cool piece of street art, or doing something creative to support a local artist. As you play missions you can earn awards and gifts from other players. The more missions you play, the more awards you'll earn and the faster you'll be on your way to achieving Guru status. Akoha was founded by Austin Hill and Alex Eberts, who together co-founded Zero-Knowledge Systems (now Rdadialpoint) in 1997. In 2008, the startup received In 2008, the startup received 1.9 million $ in funding from David Chamandy (co-founder, Lavalife), Ron Dembo (founder, Zerofootprint.net), film producer Jake Eberts (Chariots of Fire, Ghandi), and seed fund Montreal Start Up.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Akoha is the world's first social reality game where you can earn points by playing real-world missions with your friends.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Akoha is a great way to add a little more awesome to your life. It’s based on the simple idea that the special moments that make someone’s day — like getting a genuine compliment or sharing dessert with a friend — can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. “We’re setting the stage for our users to be spontaneous while having fun and discovering new things,” said Austin Hill, Akoha’s chief executive and co-founder. “The iPhone app reflects Akoha’s philosophy that everyone needs a time-out from their day-to-day lives.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Akoha has been played in more than 65 countries since the company’s launch.

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