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Description

Torchbear is a new location based social game that brings people from all over the world together in a very unique way. The easiest way to describe torchbear is to compare it to how the olympic flame or torch is passed from person to person, nation to nation. The torch represents a mission or a challenge that players try and preform before passing it on. Version 1.5: * MANGO Support including LIVE Tile Support & System Tray Progress control! * System Tray is now transparent which gives us more screen space! * You can now Luv, Lulz, Like or Dislike any torch update * You can now comment on any torch update on a torch you have previously held * Twitter Support - can now share any torch update with 1 click twitter sharing * Sharing - can now share any torch update on Linked-In, Twitter, Facebook, Windows Live, and Windows Hotmail * Improved Notifications (now supports live tile, also the in-app notification screen has improved) * Improved News, Local News, and My News pages * Speed Improvements * Uses less bandwidth * Bug Fixes Version 1.4: * HUGE GAME CHANGER: All players can now exchange with at least 3 of the nearest torches (no matter how far away) * Included a Total Distance traveled by the player in the player summary screen. * Players receive 1 point for unqique torch exchanges greater than 10 miles * Maps are now auto zoomed to show all torch positions * When you have moved to a new location it now displays how far away since your last update it is * Added menu option to "tell a friend" about torchbear (sends them an email with the link to the app on the marketplace) * Bug Fixes

Playable on

mobile device

mobile device

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Recommended
OS Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Lighthouse Games Studio


Approximate download size
2.08 MB


Category
Role playing



Permissions
Use information about your device
Use your location
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Send push notifications
Access your browser


Installation
Install on your Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support



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Rating:5/5

9/7/2015

Olivier

Platform: Mobile

Addictive when You travel often....takes a while to get the fun. Insist....

Rating:5/5

8/24/2012

Sweetie5

Platform: Mobile

Fun to see where your torch goes and most folks have a good sense humor. Its pretty clean fun.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

5/24/2012

GFoust3

Platform: Mobile

I really like the idea and concept is great. Download this app and become an active player! I am currently holding a torch from Europe... I think that's pretty cool.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

3/17/2012

BorutB

Platform: Mobile

Great game app. Just wish there were more people actively participating :)

Rating:5/5

2/14/2012

Hospitalizer

Platform: Mobile

It's my favorite app for some time now. Swap torches all over the world with other torchbearers and watch your own torch on it's journey. :-)

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

1/29/2012

BurnEthanol

Platform: Mobile

Very cool! I love seeing what Torches other Windows Phone users are creating in my area and around the world. Things are really picking up since the exchange distance has been expanded. Really great, unique idea, and the app itself is very well executed. Very Metro!

Rating:5/5

12/10/2011

Dexx Star

Platform: Mobile

An interesting and fun GPS game concept, like a virtualization of Geocaching's Travel Bugs. The worldwide rating system for players and torches is very compelling and the UI is intuitive and easy to use. It definitely works better in larger cities and it can be frustrating when you've done all the torches in your area (if there any). Perhaps, until there are more players, the maximum distance should be temporarily increased from 10 miles, or even automagically slide until there's a minimum number of torches. What is needed right now, while the game is just starting to gain momentum, is more torches. If you like this game and have not yet created a torch, create one as soon as possible, even if the mission is a simple photography assignment. More torches makes it easier for other players to find one in range. @Torchbear Devs : Thanks for this game. @Vanttran : Add comments and/or pictures to the torch that you are holding by clicking "Add To Torch" on the torch's main screen.

Rating:2/5

11/20/2011

Stefinus

Platform: Mobile

They need to increase the distance. I haven't had someone within reach for several weeks. Great concept though.

Rating:5/5

11/20/2011

ayangrz

Platform: Mobile

Great app, amazing concept and quite addicting!

Rating:2/5

11/17/2011

Roadhawk1905

Platform: Mobile

Fun concept but right now there are just not enough people to make the 10 mile radius work. It's very rare I get a torch in my range, and whenever I do the holder typically doesn't respond to my request to exchange (maybe like me they got frustrated and left the game). I think since loading it nearly a month ago I have exchanged torches twice. Very frustrating! *Please* increase the range, at least for now, or this is going to die (or at least not pick up momentum). I uninstalled out of frustration but am going to give it one more week as I am traveling over the Thanksgiving holidays and hopefully will get close enough to make an exchange. Frustrated in Michigan!

Rating:/5

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