Last Updated on July 23, 2015 by Tim
Out Of Sight (00S) is a new immersive Special Forces running app designed and produced by former Special Forces (SF) operatives and experts in health tech. By activating the app while out running, players will seek to gain selection as an elite SF operative, before undertaking authentic missions that range from Counter Terrorism to Hostage Rescue.
Players assume the role of a blended Special Forces and secret agent character (Lima 8), getting both physically and mentally fitter, while picking up real world Special Forces knowledge and skills.
It will be unlike any Special Forces experience gained through books, film or even video games. This will be a firstplayer experience based on reallife situations where your heart beats like no other. – CEO, Andy Stafford
The strength of the audio stories and the 3D quality sound are key components of this unique fitness game. Realistic missions are recorded using the voices of former SF personnel and incorporate not only authentic settings from desert to jungle, and urban to rural, but also hyperrealistic sounds of gunfire, radio transmission, other unit operatives, helicopters and fast jets. These sounds help create an immersive experience that differentiates from the outset.
Physical and mental challenges provide exclusive insight into the world of Special Forces Gameplay will consist of both physical missions and mental challenges – just like those faced by an SF operative. By successfully completing the running missions, players will collect points, along with items and intelligence for use in the mental challenges in the game.
Players need to make sense of these in order to plan for upcoming missions, and to learn some of the “knowhow” of an experienced SF operative. The skills they’ll pick up, such as crisis planning, first aid, communications and survival, are equally applicable in real life, and serve to provide an exclusive insight into the world of Special Forces.
Director of Operations, ‘H’, explains “It is important that the game not only helps players to achieve their fitness goals, but that they also get an understanding of the complete profile required to be a Tier 1 operative – a mix of fitness, intellect and determination.”
Runs are tracked via iPhone’s GPS, so that players can review their running/exercise stats and compare improvement over time.
The ultimate aim is to provide an immersive fitness app that is both challenging and exciting. To truly excel players will need to combine physical, and mental effort, with teamwork and competition. Through the app we want to motivate people to become fitter and healthier.
Out of Sight has big plans for the future development of the app, enabling players to form teams or units, and compete directly against other players to maximise motivation.