Well October 21st has come and gone. Still no self lacing shoes (yet!), no flying cars, and the Cubs won’t be winning the world series… But, we did have hover boards! For one gleaming day, hover boards were a reality in the Munzee world, and you guys went out and got them! During the 48 hours in which it was October 21st throughout the world, players captured 87,116 hover board icons!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize Rob Steer and the Back to the Future Day event he hosted in Shepparton, Australia. The badge for capturing the hover board icons was a variation on the badge our designers created for his event.
To everyone who participated in Back to the Future Day events over the past few days, thank you! We hope you all enjoyed the special. We’ve got more exciting things coming!
On October 21, 1985, Dr. Emmett Brown, Marty McFly, and Jennifer Parker travelled forward in time using Doc’s (slightly) modified DeLorean DMC-12 to October 21, 2015 in an attempt save Marty’s son. We may still be waiting for Jaws 5-19, flying cars, and barcode license plates, but Back to the Future 2 did get some things right. October 21, 2015 is a day people have been waiting on for decades. Now that it’s finally arriving, we’ve got to celebrate accordingly.
From 7am CST on October 20th to 7am CST on October 22nd, every greenie on the map will be a Hover board…er… Munzee Board.. icon. That’s fun and all, but we wanted to take it a step further. During this time period, you will able to go back in time, so to speak, and recapture any of these icons for the same points as the original greenies. Essentially, you will be able to recapture any greenies you’ve captured before!
As with any munzee, you cannot capture one you’ve deployed. These icons will be able to be captured by more than one player so you don’t have to worry about being the first person to capture them. So get your Flux Capacitors ready, and go back in time!