By Alessandra Micieli
Humber students have been given the opportunity to go on a treasure hunt around campus.
OOHLALA’s virtual treasure hunt game launched Tuesday at noon on all Humber College campuses.
Many students think the virtual game is a good idea. However, most either don’t know about it, or they’re just too busy.
One reason may be that the Humber Students’ Federation doesn’t heavily advertise the game.
Jerome Johnson, a family and community social services student at the University of Guelph-Humber told Humber News poor advertising is one of the game’s flaws.
“Advertise it a little more, let people know what’s happening, and what the game is about,” said Johnson.
The main objective of the game is to steal a virtual treasure chest from other students in the school. On Thursday afternoon, prizes will be awarded to the winners, including a $50 Cadillac Fairview Gift Card and a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband.
A representative from OOHLALA told Humber News the mobile treasure hunt game was created to help new students get familiar with school campuses and meet new friends.
Matthew Medeiros, an early childhood education student at Humber, told Humber News the idea for the game is interesting, but would work better if students weren’t busy all the time with work.
“I believe it’s an interesting concept, but it’s going to be hard to manage my school work, because exams are coming closer, and I’m going to have to start studying,” said Medeiros. “I’m going to have to focus more on that, than something that would happen more in my spare time; so I’m not going to participate.”