Kitsune is a location-based game played using Android smartphones. Played in real life via GPS-aware smartphones in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, Kitsune stages players as medieval Japanese villagers beset by an unexpected visit from the mystic and powerful fox spirit, whose sacred jewels, the hoshi no tama, have fallen from their celestial seat and lay scattered throughout the world of mortals.

Currently in testing, Kitsune originated as an award-winning M.S. research project in the Digital Media graduate program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kitsune is designed to foster awareness of the rich tradition of Japanese folklore, to convey a unique and compelling gaming experience -- in real sunlight, with real players -- and to explore new ways of experiencing a physical environment, enhanced rather than supplanted by digital media.