the world's hottest game designers, McGonigal is trying to recreate that experience with a smartphone-based game called "Find the Future," which combines a real-life scavenger hunt at the library with digital challenges.
The game's website goes up Friday at 9 a.m. ET and the actual game begins on May 20. Starting Friday, though, people can enter a contest to become one of the game's first 500 players. Those people will get to stay in a New York library overnight on May 20 to kick off the game, which continues through 2011.