SMAG! The SIGGRAPH 2014 Mobile App Game Manual.

SMAG


The SIGGRAPH 2014 Mobile App GameBe Part of the Experience

Collect Achievements. Answer Trivia. Win Big.

Go big or go home!  The SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game (SMAG)  is a mobile-enhanced persistent game that allows you to collect achievements throughout the  SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference. Use your  iOS  or   Android  mobile devices to scan QR markers wherever you see them in the Vancouver Convention Center, from your fellow attendees' apps, and in sessions. Have fun and meet people as you make your way towards becoming one of this year's big winners!

  • Finding QR Markers and Tracking Scores

    Look for the QR markers around the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference site.  Each code you scan through the SIGGRAPH Mobile App  earns you a variety of points that go towards your total tally.

    Check the leaderboard in the app to see how many points you have, and where you stand on the leaderboard. Please note that the leaderboard updates approximately every 15-20 minutes.

    We have set up two  SMAG Waypoints  where you can ask for more information about the game; in addition, these Waypoints serve as crucial destinations in collecting most of your achievements.

    The SMAG Waypoints are located at the  App Squad Booth and the Posters Venue. Stop by any time!

  • Winning and Prize Details

    Registered attendees are eligible to win any of the prizes!

    There are two types of prizes that can be won: raffle prizes and grand prizes.  Raffle winners will be selected from the top 50% of the participants in the game, and we will announce these winners throughout the duration of the conference. Grand prize winners will be announced on  Thursday, August 14, 2015, at 1:00PM. As some prizes may be shipped to winning contestants, you do not need to be present to win.

    Please play fair!  We reserve the right to remove points that were obtained in a fraudulent manner.

What's There to Do?

  • International Center

    NoirMaker: Escape from Vancouver!

    You are a foreign spy trapped in Canada. In order to escape, you must find the world city that holds the seaplane that will come and rescue you. Hang out and participate in  NoirMaker: Escape from Vancouver!  at the International Center to learn more about the SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers and the international community! [related achievements]

    SIGGRAPH Caching

    SIGGRAPH Caching

    Somewhere on the conference floor, there are 10 hidden caches holding surprises. Will you be the one to find them all?  SIGGRAPH Caching  will test your keen treasure hunting skills in a unique communal experience! [related achievements]

    Real Time Live!

    Real Time Live!

    Interested in experiencing the cutting-edge of real-time graphics? SIGGRAPH 2014's   Real Time Live!  offers exclusive behind-the-scenes content that can be found through our QR markers. Collect all 11, or ask your local Real Time Live! mad scientist to gain a head's up on everybody else! [related achievements]

  • Early Bird Special

    Early Bird Specials

    Come to our SMAG waypoints before 10AM to collect easy achievements! The Early Bird Special renews every day of the conference, which means you have five chances to collect! You may even win a prize! [related achievements]

    Ribbon Challenge

    The SMAG Ribbon Challenge

    SIGGRAPH ribbons are a long-standing tradition and a source of pride and identification for a lot of members of our community. Come to the SMAG waypoints during the conference, and we will count your ribbons - the more you have, the more points you can get! [related achievements]

    Trivia Challenges

    The SMAG Trivia Challenges

    Come to the App Squad SMAG waypoint and play some trivia lightning rounds! Find out how many trivia and references you can get! [related achievements]

  • Registration

    Registration Achievements

    Donated $10.00 towards student sponsorship? Bought tickets to a correlated conference? Or just picked up registration? Regardless of the reason, come bring proof of your registration and other pre-conference purchases to the App Squad SMAG waypoint to win achievements! [related achievements]

    Special Events

    SIGGRAPH Special Events, Venues, and Activities

    Attending SIGGRAPH 2014's Technical Papers Fast Forward? Or maybe you're interested in checking the Studio's Drawing Contest and Dreamworks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 Screening? Almost every special event, venue, and activity at the conference has an achievement! Ask a venue-specific student volunteer team leader for more details [related achievements]

    Merchandise

    Conference Purchases (Select Areas)

    Interested in picking up a mug or a t-shirt? Or maybe you're looking to buy a few books or a cup of coffee? Come to our SIGGRAPH Boutique and SIGGRAPH Bookstore and receive achievements for your first purchase! [related achievements]

  • Find People

    The SMAG 'em! People Search

    Get a chance to know the current and future conference chairs on site! Or maybe you want to say meet a viking instead? If you find them, stop by and say hi! [related achievements]

    In-App Achievements

    In-App Achievements

    Interested in adding a friend or an exhibitor via the SIGGRAPH Mobile App? Each time you add a contact and change your schedule or profile, you will receive a small amount of points towards your total leaderboard score. [related achievements]

    Other Achievements

    ...and many more!

    More secret/special achievements will be available on-site! [related achievements]

A Very Special Thanks to Our Sponsors/Donorsand a peek at the rare prizes and mystery grab bags for SMAG 2014!

  • SIGGRAPH 2015 Full Conference Registration

    The Golden Ticket!  At the end of the week, the top scoring registered attendee receives one free Full Conference Registration to next year's conference!

    Side Effects Software, Inc.

    Our friends at Side Effects have provided several prizes, including copies of Houdini for Independent Games and Animation that will be going towards some of our top-tier winners. Houdini grab bags will also be available as part of our raffle draws for the duration of the contest!

    Laika Secret Grab Bag

    One of our raffle winners will get receive a mystery grab bag with rare content generously donated by Laika! The perfect gift for stop-motion animation fans!

  • Pixar Animation Studios Mystery Grab Bag

    Looking for this year's RenderMan teapot? Our friends at Pixar and RenderMan put together a grab bag that may just have that and more! Stay tuned for our raffle draw announcements during the week.

    Pixar RenderMan's 2015 Teapots

    In addition to Pixar's Mystery Grab Bag, RenderMan helped us SMAG(!) a few more teapots for our raffle draw. Stock is limited, and we will give them all away!

    Walt Disney Animation Studios' Secret Grab Bags

    Walt Disney Animation Studios generously provided two secret grab bags, containing some exciting content. You won't want to LET IT GO! (Get it, get it? Don't blame me - you're the one reading this.)

  • SIGGRAPH Encore Content

    SIGGRAPH Encore is a rare opportunity to learn from past conference content, and SMAG has been extremely lucky to get a copy for the grand prize runner-up! The winner will be notified on Thursday, at 1:00PM.

    SIGGRAPH CAF USB and SIGGRAPH Video Review

    Relive your CAF experiences with the SIGGRAPH CAF USB and a copy of the SIGGRAPH Video Review! In it are selected content showcasing some of the best content shown on the conference floor. This rare prize will be given the grand prize 2nd and 3rd runner-up, who will be notified on Thursday, at 1:00PM.

    SIGGRAPH 2014 T-Shirts and Mug

    You can win a SIGGRAPH 2014 T-shirt and/or a mug by being the first person at the App Squad booth every day!

Get a Bigger Chance to win at SMAG 2014/2015!

We want to continue creating gaming experiences that are relevant and fun to you and the rest of our SIGGRAPH community. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or would like to show support for SMAG 2015, please let us know! The more we know, the more we can create better services and experiences.

Sending us an email to us gives you a chance to win at one of our daily raffle draws, regardless of ranking! We will also put you in consideration for possible prize opportunities with SMAG 2015 (NOTE: if applicable)!

International Center

NoirMaker: Escape From Vancouver! Achievements


Come over to the  International Center [Room 210, West Building; VCC]  for more details!

You Can't Handle The Truth! [250 points]
Visit the International Center and Pick Up a Top Secret Envelope

An Adventure in Time and Space [250 points]
Participate in the International Center Game: NoirMaker: Escape from Vancouver!

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates [100 points]
Find a city’s trajectory angle at the International Center

That's a Knife! [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Australasia’ presentation in the International Center

It's a Clock...It's Ticking [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Europe: Grrl Power’ presentation in the International Center

It's a Clock...It's Ticking [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Europe: Grrl Power’ presentation in the International Center

Patience, Grasshopper [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Asia’ presentation in the International Center

Easier to Pull The Trigger than Play Guitar [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Latin America’ presentation in the International Center

You Talkin' to Me? [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in USA + Canada’ presentation in the International Center

It Is the Same In All Her Music [250 points]
Answer the special question at the ‘CG in Africa + Middle East’ presentation in the International Center

SIGGRAPH Caching

SIGGRAPH Caching


Welcome to the SIGGRAPH 2014 cache hunt game, SIGGRAPH Caching! We have hidden several caches around the conference center for you to find in a fun cross between a treasure hunt and a geocaching experience.

Game Play Rules:
(1)  Use the clues provided to find 10 hidden caches in the conference center. Three clues for each cache will be available    on this pageand the digital displays around the conference center as the week progresses.

(2)  When you find a cache, scan the QR code inside to earn points in the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game!

(3)  Sign the log inside the cache.

(4)  ake the prize from inside the cache and replace it with something of yours for the next person. For example, a pin, a dollar bill, or a small toy might be good prizes.

(5)  Hide the cache in the exact same place you found it.  This is VERY important!

(6)  Try not to show other people where the caches are.

(7)  Have fun!

Find the following 10 SIGGRAPH Caches to collect your achievements
[500 points each]
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #1: Quirinus Quirrell
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #2: Tom Riddle's Diary
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #3: Marvolo Gaunt's Ring
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #4: Salazar Slytherin's Locket
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #5: Helga Hufflepuff's Cup
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #6: Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #7: Harry Potter
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #8: The Elder Wand
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #9: The Resurrection Stone
Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows #10: The Invisibility Cloak

Real Time Live!

Real Time Live!


It's Alive! It's Alive! [500 points]
Check-in at Real Time Live!

Enter the Matrix [750 points]
Interact with the Real Time Live! AR App

A Backstage Pass [500 points each]
Collect all 11 achievements with the Real Time Live! logo to see Behind-the-Scenes content from the show!
Find these achievements around the conference floor!

The Hunt for Red October [500 points each]
Find all 5 Real Time Live! Mad Scientists on the conference floor.
Say hi to collect your achievements!

Early Bird Special

Early Bird Specials


Come collect your achievements at the two SMAG Waypoints! Check out the Posters venue or the App Squad booth for more details.

Wake Up When You Need Me [250 points]
Come to a SMAG Waypoint before 10:00AM everyday to receive achievement points!

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The SMAG Ribbon Challenge


Come collect your achievements at the two SMAG Waypoints! Check out the Posters venue or the App Squad booth for more details.

Ah...Fresh Meat [100 points]
Have at Least 1 SIGGRAPH Ribbon

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow! [100 points]
Have at Least 2 SIGGRAPH Ribbons

You're Almost a Jill Sandwich [250 points]
Have at Least 3 SIGGRAPH Ribbons

You Spoony Bard! [250 points]
Have at Least 5 SIGGRAPH Ribbons

Seven of Nine [100 points]
Have at Least 7 SIGGRAPH Ribbons

Ten for the Win [100 points]
Have at Least 10 SIGGRAPH Ribbons

Trivia Achievements

The SMAG Trivia Achievements


Come collect your achievements at the App Squad SMAG Waypoint!

Ask a App Squad representative about the trivia challenge to win. Every few trivia references you answer correctly makes you eligible for the following:

No Gods of Kings. Only Man [100 points]
After 5 Trivia Questions

Took an Arrow to the Knee [100 points]
After 10 Trivia Questions

Knowledge is Half the Battle [250 points]
After 15 Trivia Questions

Back Off, Man! I'm A Scientist [250 points]
After 20 Trivia Questions

Do a Barrel Roll! [500 points]
After 25 Trivia Questions

Steel Wins Battles. Gold Wins Wars [500 points]
After 30 Trivia Questions

Registration

Registration Achievements


Come collect your achievements at the App Squad SMAG Waypoint! Show proof of the following registration options to receive your achievements:

Welcome to the Thunderdome! [100 points]
Pick up Registration

Would You Kindly... [100 points]
Purchase SIGGRAPH Merchandise at Registration

Patience, My Young Padawan [500 points]
Donated Towards Student Sponsorship

More Than Meets the Eye [1250 points]
Registered for SAP 2014

Max H-H-H-Headroom! [1250 points]
Registered for Web3D 2014

Once More, With Feeling [1250 points]
Registered for Expressive 2014

Special Events

SIGGRAPH Special Events, Venues, and Activities


Come collect these time-sensitive achievements at different SIGGRAPH Special Events, Venues, and Activities! Ask a venue-specific student volunteer or student volunteer team leader for more details, and check the SIGGRAPH 2014 Schedule at a Glance  for event times and locations.

It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast [250 points]
Check-in at the Art Gallery

Take Me to Your Leader [250 points]
Check-in at Conference Management

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads [250 points]
Check-in at Emerging Technologies

Shall We Play a Game? [250 points]
Check-in at the Gaming Concept Art Lounge

E.T. Phone Home [250 points]
Check-in at Posters Venue

Expand Your Horizons [250 points]
Check-in at the Chapters Booth

Chapters Party! [250 points]
Ask About the Chapters Party

There and Back Again [500 points]
Check-in at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Booth

We are CANCELING the Apocalypse! [500 points]
Check-in at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Booth

You Must Construct Additional Pylons [250 points]
Check-in at the Studio Venue

Stay Awhile, and Listen [500 points]
Attend the Ready, Steady, SIGGRAPH Panel

The Cake is a Lie [500 points]
Check-in at the SIGGRAPH 2014 Reception

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of [750 points]
Attend the SIGGRAPH 2014 Keynote Address

The Heart of the Swarm [1000 points]
Check-in at the SIGGRAPH 2014 World Record Attempt

Making the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs [500 points]
Attend the SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Fast Forward

This is Ripley, Signing Off [500 points]
Check-in at Appy Hour

The Force Unleashed [500 points]
Check-in at the ACM SIGGRAPH Award Talks

The Force Unleashed [500 points]
Check-in at ACM SIGGRAPH Award Talks

We're Not in Kansas Anymore [500 points]
Attend the Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

In the Not So Distant Future, Way DOwn in Deep 13 [500 points]
Check-in at Dailies

The Ghost in the Shell [500 points]
Check-in at the SIGGRAPH 2014 Exhibitor Fast Forward

Riders of Berk [500 points]
Attend Dreamworks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 Screening

This is Sparta! [500 points]
Attend the Tuesday Interactive Posters Session

This is Sparta! [500 points]
Attend the Wednesday Interactive Posters Session

The Student Becomes the Master [500 points]
Check-in at the ACM Student Research Competition Final Presentation

It's Alive! It's Alive! [500 points]
Check-in at Real Time Live!

Science Fiction is the Art of the Possible [500 points]
Check-in at the Studio Drawing Game

Merchandise

Conference Purchases (Select Areas)


Thinking of buying a book or a shirt? Check out our SIGGRAPH Boutique and Bookstore and get an achievement on your first purchase! Need a pick-me-up? Head over to the Coffee Cart by the Posters Venue to get an achievement for your first cup of coffee!
Note: the QR codes are for one-time use only. Repeated scans will not give points.

The Best Store in the Citadel [750 points]
Purchase from the SIGGRAPH Bookstore

Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart [750 points]
Purchase SIGGRAPH Boutique Merchandise

I'd Buy That for a Dollar [250 points]
Buy a Cup of Coffee at the Cart Next to the Posters Venue

Find People

The SMAG'em! People Search


Find the following people all throughout the conference, and say hi to get an achievement:

Hail to the King, Baby! [500 points]
Find the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair

Are You the Keymaster? [500 points]
Find the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference Chair

The Queen of Blades [500 points]
Find the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair

The following achievements can be completed once per day for the duration of the conference (Sunday-Thursday):

Fus-Roh-Dah! [250 points]
Find the SIGGRAPH Committee Member with a Viking Helmet

Wakka-Wakka [250 points]
Find the SIGGRAPH Committee Member with a Viking Helmet

Capture the Golden Snitch [1000 points]
Find the Golden Snitch

Some of the good achievements in the game are hidden right under your nose. Will you discover the masterminds of the SMAG? Head over to the Posters venue waypoint every few hours for clues.

Leonardo [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Michelangelo [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Donatello [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Raphael [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Splinter [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Shredder [1000 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

April O'Neil [750 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Casey Jones [750 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Krang [750 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Bebop [750 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

Rocksteady [750 points]
Find one of the masterminds of the SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game

One of the hardest achievements. The Traveler achievement is a high-value secret achievement that changes every day. Do you think you have what it takes to win it? Watch the push notifications for signs.

They Call it the Traveler [2500 points]
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In-App Achievements

In-App Achievements


You can gain achievement points by doing the following in the SIGGRAPH Mobile App:

With Your Powers Combined... [10 points]
Add a new contact

The Next Big Thing [10 points]
Add an event to your schedule

I am Locotus of Borg [10 points]
Update profile

The Greatest Show on Earth [10 points]
Add an exhibitor

Other Achievements

In-App Achievements


One of the harder achievements on site. The Golden Snitch appears on the conference floor every so often every day of the conference (Sunday-Thursday), and only a limited few will claim it for their team.

The Golden Snitch achievements increases in value with every day that passes, and is an achievement you can get every day. Will you win the 2014 Quidditch Cup?

Capture Sunday's Golden Snitch! [250 points]
Capture Monday's Golden Snitch! [500 points]
Capture Tuesday's Golden Snitch! [750 points]
Capture Wednesday's Golden Snitch! [1000 points]
Capture Thursday's Golden Snitch! [1500 points]

Lego Alain

The Lego Alain Chesnais Achievement


Can you find Lego Alain Chesnais? He's bound to somewhere on the conference floor.

Say Hello to My Little Friend [500 points]
Find Lego Alain Chesnais

Konami Code

The Konami Code Achievement


Somewhere on the conference floor, you may find directional arrows. Follow them - you never know where they might lead you (or to whom you may need to talk to).

Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start [500 points]
Complete the Konami Code

Social Media

The Social Media Achievements


Pay attention to our social media channels! We will be releasing secret codes throughou the duration of the conference (Sunday-Thursday), which can be used to collect achievements. Once you get the secret code, head over to either the App Squad or Posters waypoint to collect your achievement!

You are the Secret Keeper [500 points]
Bring the Social Media Phrase of the Day!

Lightning Round

The Lightning Round Achievements


Depending on the pace of the game, we may release  as-of-yet undisclosed lightning round achievements  to shake things up! Information will be released through push notifications, and you can ask the representatives at the App Squad and Posters waypoint for more details.

Thunderstorm and Lightning, Very Very Frightening [??? Points]
Complete the Lightning Round Achievement!

SIGGRAPH 2014 Content

SIGGRAPH 2014

Conference website

SIGGRAPH Mobile App, courtesy of the App Squad!

Mobile App Website

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

Conference website