Videocast

June 6, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 29: Changes

Our 29th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2029.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Staffing changes
  • New titles and responsibilites
  • Birthday travels
  • MunzPak

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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June 5, 2015

Munzee Birthday Whirlwind Tours!

Munzee’s birthday is a big deal. Each year we get to celebrate not only the anniversary of the launch of Munzee in July 2011, but another year of getting to do what we love. This year, the support for our birthday events has been tremendous, and Team Munzee wants to get out there and celebrate with our players. Members of Team Munzee will be involved in Munzee Birthday Whirlwind Tours in North America and Europe to visit players and attend birthday events that have been scheduled on the Munzee Calendar. The events that will be attended are as follows:

Pre-Birthday Kick Off (Rob and Matt)

Munzee Birthday European Whirlwind Tour

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Daniel Fischer

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Munzee Birthday American Road Trip (Matt)

Both Rob and Matt will have the standard “Meet the Makers” badge as well as special Tour badges reflecting their tour and special personal badges. They may also have special birthday packages to give away.

For those areas and countries that aren’t on this list, fret not! We realize that we have players all over the world, but we still only have a relatively small staff. We have plans in the works to visit players to show our support and grow the game in other parts of the world (*cough cough, Australia and New Zealand*).

We look forward to seeing and meeting players all over the world and kicking off year 5 with a bang!

 

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June 4, 2015

Changes in Team Munzee

Much like our player community, Team Munzee is very close. In just over a year, we’ve expanded from three people in the office to almost 10, plus our remote employees. We are all very supportive of each other and constantly push one another to become better at what we do. With that being said, there have been some changes within MHQ that we would like to notify our players of.

First, our UX/UI Designer, Peter, has left Munzee to further his career and broaden his experiences. He did amazing work for Munzee while he was here and helped the company transition to cutting edge designs and ideas. We are extremely happy for him and wish him nothing but the best in his future.

Second, it’s time to bring our Munzee Events Manager out of the shadows. Louise Gibson has been working behind the scenes as “Team Munzee” for the last 5 weeks on all of your player events. She’s done an amazing job and taken care of each event from the time it’s added to the calendar until the prizes have been awarded and the event archived. You will have a chance to get to know her more in depth on an upcoming Meet Munzee Monday post.

Third, Dylan has transitioned from Master of Media Management to Director of Operations for Eventzee. He rose to the challenge and took charge of Eventzee when asked and has done a great job. Though he will still be involved with the game of Munzee, his focus is now on growing and overseeing Eventzee as is expands.

And finally, Matt has moved into the position left by Dylan’s transition and is now the Director of Media and Player Relations. Among other things, he will plan and publish media for Munzee Inc and interact with players to help grow the game.

As Munzee Inc grows and expands, our staff does, too. We’re excited for what’s to come, and know that none of what we do would be possible without you, the players. Thank you for all of your support, and grow the game!

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June 3, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Michelle Mitchell (LILYGRIMALDI)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Michelle Mitchell (LILYGRIMALDI).

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My name is Michelle Mitchell (LILYGRIMALDI).

Where in the world do you live?
I live on the south coast of the UK in a town called Bournemouth.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing Munzee since May 2013, so for 2 years now.

How did you find Munzee?
I was introduced to Munzee by a coworker, Steve (jonseyboy52), who had only found it himself about a month earlier. So I downloaded the app, found my first Munzee, and was hooked. I then had my first of many targets to beat his score, which took a while as back then, Munzees were very scattered about the local area.

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What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy several aspects of the game of Munzee. The fact that you have to get out and about and can find places, even local, that you never knew were there. Meeting so many new friends with the same love of the game. The exercise it gives me, as I have never really enjoyed walking before playing Munzee. The competitive nature of the clan wars.

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What is on your wish list? I would like more extra points says on greenie captures and more emphasis on greenies altogether, i.e. badges for capping 100/200/500 greenies in a day (thanks for the idea jonseyboy52) or badges for total capped greens like for 1,000/5,000/10,000 or maybe 25,000.


Tell us about yourself!

I have lived in Bournemouth all of my 49 years. My mother lives with me and I look after her as well as working a full time job for 30 years at Royal Mail (nights) our national mail carrier. I have 3 Jack Russell dogs that now enjoy Munzee walks. Until I started Munzee, I would spend a lot of time just sitting in front of the television, but now I am out every day for at least 1 to 2 hours looking for those QR codes. Even my munnzee name came from an American Daytime soap character from “As The World Turns”. Back in June 2013, not long after finding this fantastic game, I found other players on a local social media site, and by July, had agreed to go on a trip to Cologne with 3 people I had never met before. This was the beginning of what has now turned out to be a great friendship with pilsleyguy(world no1) along with chocolatefairy and peters and others. Together with pilsleyguy, I have travelled all through Europe capping and enjoying the sites and food of every city.

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Other hobbies include:
I do not have any other hobbies. This takes up all my time.

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June 2, 2015

REMINDER: Munzee Worldwide Birthday Events

With Munzee’s 4th Birthday just a few weeks away we have so much exciting news on the horizon. Our monthlong celebration of all things Munzee kicks off the first weekend of July with worldwide Birthday parties hosted by you, our players. From July 1-5 we have asked that our international community join us in celebration of four years of Munzeeing by hosting their own Munzee events.

Over the past month we’ve had lots of interest in hosting these worldwide events, due in large part to the promise of a special Birthday event badge. We would like to remind everyone that in order to get this special badge at your event there must be at least ten people who participate in the event and it must be scheduled on the official Munzee calendar. Just visit http://calendar.munzee.com/ to submit your event and be sure to follow along on social media for more Birthday announcements.

These events are also an opportunity for our various clans, groups, and communities to create custom badges and icons for the players in attendance. As stated earlier we have had a lot of events scheduled, many of which have had custom badges and icons created for their events. If you’re interested in hosting an event with custom icons/badges there is a 28 day advance notice required. So if you want special icons/badges for your Munzee Birthday Event you must have that submitted to the Munzee Event Team by June 3rd at 5pm MHQ time or there will be a surcharge.

Events are a perfect way to grow the game in your area, so be sure to spread word through all available avenues.

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June 1, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 28: Lakeside Fun

Our 28th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2028.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Rain, rain, go away
  • Rob at an undisclosed location
  • GeoWoodstock Wrap-up
  • 3 Millionth Deployment
  • Eventzee 1.3 Update
  • Mayflowers
  • Events

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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May 28, 2015

June 2015 Clan Requirements

June Clan Requirements

#1:
800 total points per player
Clan total points min. 10,000
Rewards: 1 virtual

#2:
1,500 total points per player
Deploy 5 Munzees
800 capture points per player
Clan total points min. 20,000
Rewards: 1 virtual, 2 maces

#3:
4,000 total points per player
Deploy 20 Munzees
2,000 capture points per player
capture Munzees on 10 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total points min. 50,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longsword, 1 mystery virtual

#4:
10,000 total points per player
Deploy 30 Munzees
5,000 capture points per player
capture Munzees on 14 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total points min. 140,000
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 diamond

#5:
20,000 total points per player
Deploy 50 Munzees
10,000 capture points per player
capture Munzees on 21 days (no need to be consecutive, Socials do NOT count)
Clan total points min. 250,000
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 ruby, 2 virtual colors

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May 27, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Nils Blixt (raunas)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Nils Blixt (raunas).

Who are you?
Nils Blixt, aka raunas. munzee_riksdagshuset

Where in the world do you live?
Linköping, Sweden in Northern Europe.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since May 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
A chap from Northern Sweden talked about it in a Facebook outdoor hobby group. I downloaded the app and got out to cap all three greenies we had in our town. Since then, I have been a big part of growing that number. I think that we have passed 1500 active Munzees in our town.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I like both getting out deploying and capping on my own or with my family, but I also like to help out people in our country’s Facebook group. I also have  great now to help players in Sweden to cap specials when they are around, bot by placing temporary virtuals for other players to cap or help them out finding the bouncing specials on the map so everyone gets a good chance to cap them.

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What is on your wish list?
Besides more local Munzers and a vacation to McKinney, maybe a visit to Berlin or London is more realistic. I would like to see a 1000 FTC badge, and I love when new specials show up on the map.

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Tell us about yourself!

I am married to Enikö (kiwipanther), have two children, Astrid (hates being outdoors and has no nickname) and Erik (yoloerik), and a dog. I have just started to work as a prison officer for the Swedish Prison and Probation Service after the 20 week long education to get certified as a prison officer. I was leaving a desk job in the security industry to work with people instead. I also love barbecue with the family (and while watching the barbecue you can always caps some socials). When I have long weekends of work, I find it very relaxing to go to our old croft and chop wood or just sit and listen to the birds. There is always something to do there (the croft is over 200 years old).

Other hobbies include:
Besides tracking and just outside walking, I also play floorball. Sometimes, when I am out walking, I might play other GPS hobbies, but not on a larger scale anymore.

raunas also included his social, so cap away!

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May 25, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 27: GeoWoodstock XIII

Our 27th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2027.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Rob, Matt, and Daniel Hammock at GeoWoodstock
  • Hksfarm Monthly Contest
  • Events

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

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May 21, 2015

You Can Now Earn Munzee Badges by Playing Eventzee!

We like to reward our players for reaching milestones in the Munzee universe, and we’re always trying to expand those rewards, especially in the form of badges. We’re proud to announce two new lines of badges that can be earned by playing our photo scavenger hunt- Eventzee. These badges are retroactive and will show in the Munzee app when the badges launch. They will appear in the Eventzee app with the next app update, which is slated for some time next week.

These new badges are the Photographer and Pioneers of Gold lines and will each have three levels with possible future additions. The best way to achieve these badges is to join the free Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunts hosted by Eventzee each weekend. These worldwide hunts run from Thursdays to Sundays with clues going live at 3 PM MHQ time. Your photo will be either approved or rejected and you will earn points based on your submissions. We’ve also included a new cumulative leaderboard that you can visit online at www.eventzeeapp.com/leaderboard.

To join these hunts just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contact eventze@munzee.com and we’ll get you set up with the right package!

PHOTOGRAPHER LINE:

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Pin Hole Camera – Take 20 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Instant Camera – Take 100 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Point and Shoot Camera – Take 250 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

PIONEERS OF GOLD LINE:

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Pliny’s Fool’s Gold – Earn 250 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Grizzly Adams’ Gold Rush – Earn 1,000 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Blackbeard’s Booty – Earn 5,000 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

 

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