Munzee Player of the Week: Bryan Wright (fluffyfish)
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 Bryan Wright (fluffyfish).
Who are you?
My Munzee name is fluffyfish, but I’m also known as Bryan to non-Munzee people.
Where in the world do you live?
I live in the wonderful city of Perth, Western Australia. One of the most remote state capitals in the world.
How long have you played Munzee?
I’ve been with Munzee since the very early days. My Munzee Player ID is 650. I started playing in July 2011.
How did you find Munzee?
I had read about Munzee on an Australian caching forum. I was already thinking there should be a fun, urban hide and seek game, and voila, there was Munzee. The game was still raw in those first months, but Munzee has always been true to the principle of getting out in the world and having fun. So I was very keen and put out the second Munzee in Australia (I was pipped for the first Munzee in Australia by 12 hours). I still remember the days of printing and laminating the card and then waiting for the phone to find a signal to deploy (no offline capturing or deploying in the early days), and then waiting months for someone to capture it! To get my first Munzee, I had to travel 100km roundtrip for my first 5 points. But I was very excited to get that one!
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I always enjoy getting out and about. Whether on foot or by bike, Munzee is a great hobby to keep you active. The other part of the game I enjoy is the community. The Munzee players in Perth are very diverse, but everyone is very helpful and supportive of each other. It is a real pleasure to meet up at any time with another Munzee player. More recently, I have been an active user of the new Munzee API. I’m interested in leaderboards of different styles (action points, excluding virtual, etc). I’m using the API to help do the data crunching for the monthly Australian and New Zealand Munzee competition. I do love to help other players from the game and keep people interested.
What is on your wish list?
My wish list is MORE special icons. I love them. I travelled across Australia just to get the virtual emerald in Melbourne (well it was closer than Texas or London). It is sort of like Munzee “stamp collecting”. Each special icon represents a time and place in Munzee for me and always bring back good memories. Another wish is developing more side games to Munzee. Clan Wars were a great way of engaging players on a monthly basis. I’m working on a secret side game using the Munzee API during May with some Australian players. If it is fun, I would love to see MHQ take our concept to players all over the world. Stay tuned.
Tell us about yourself!
I have a very enjoyable life with my wife and 3 kids in Perth. I encourage my youngest daughter (Bubbabear) to play Munzee with me when we are out. Bubbabear’s life is significantly affected by Autism. She loves the outdoors like her dad, so that keeps us playing. Actually, Munzee is a great game for kids with special needs, as it is fast-paced and simple to play. I was very happy when MHQ raised awareness with the Autism Hearts special icon. Also attached is my Autism Awareness Social Munzee.
Other hobbies include:
When I’m not Munzeeing or keeping Bubbabear entertained, I love watching rugby league. My social for my favorite team, the Manly Sea Eagles, is below. I’m also a techno-geek, so I will do some programming (especially if it is Munzee related) and electronics (I’ll have to get mu Munzee aware hat going again now that the API is out!) When Time permits, I find a round of golf very enjoyable (hint hint for the secret side game).
fluffyfish also included some socials, so cap away!