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How many times have you chased the cryptids?
2 big chases & a bunch of solo hunts in San Francisco, 2 chases in NYC, and some random chasing in Norway
What's your favorite cryptid?
I have the most fun Springbora running...

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CryptoZoo Wins @ Come Out and Play 2009

Which new live action game has the best story in 2009?

CryptoZoo! (Winner of the Best Use of Narrative at Come Out and Play, the biggest public games festival in the world)

Congratulations to all the CryptoZoologists here who have helped chase down and interact with the cryptids. Without your chasing, we wouldn't have any stories to tell!

You can watch some of our CryptoZoo storytelling in this… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The secret is out

Cryptids are everywhere, and more and more people are in on the secret... that's okay, I guess we couldn't keep the slamina hidden away forever.

Wonderland Blog: Run with the Cryptids....

Boing Boing:… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 9:02am — 2 Comments


Hello, cryptid chaser.

You can chase cryptids anywhere in the world -- on your own, with friends, or at a big crytpid chase you organize. But before you start chasing...

Here's your mission checklist:

___ I investigated the Cryptid 13 Field Reports...

___ I examined…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Who invented CryptoZoo, and why?

Who created CryptoZoo?

CryptoZoo is a non-commercial, indie game created by Jane McGonigal for the American Heart Association. The game is part of an AHA initiative in collaboration with the Institute for the Future.

What inspired the CryptoZoo game?

CryptoZoo is… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Have you seen a cryptid? Show us where! Plus: find trails near you

The CryptoZoo Map.

Find known trails and species near you... and add your favorite trails and new species on our map!

No trails where you live yet? Consider yourself charged with an urgent mission: Go outside and figure out where those cryptids are running. Then come back here and… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

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At 5:45am on May 10, 2013, merry said…

My good friend, how are you i hope you are healthy and strong there,
My name is Miss chharity ,
I would be very happy to be a friend, if you do not mind,
 I saw your lovely profile in the  really like, and I would like to contact you for a relationship,
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I'll be happy
 to respond with my pictures in my next mail,
Thank you for your acceptance and love,
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At 6:50pm on July 6, 2009, trace fleeman said…
hhahaha. the tiptree tracks are awsome......
At 6:45pm on July 6, 2009, trace fleeman said…
At 12:38pm on June 8, 2009, Martin Knoell said…
dear Boss, I d love to do that. But at the moment i am in London watching out for the tracks. Are there any spots in the UK?
At 7:38pm on June 7, 2009, Kristi Miller Durazo said…
You gotta know where to hang...seems like having a ninja friend is a good thing in case those catcrabs come back. Killer!
At 10:42pm on June 3, 2009, Dav Flamerock said…
Of all the cryptids to be chased down, Slamina was the LAST one I expected to see. Running backwards? @_@

:P Can't wait for Friday/Sunday
At 6:51am on May 29, 2009, cattavery said…
On Friday I need to attend my Goddaughter Dawns graduation (really she is my cousin). Hopefully a couple of my team mates might make the night chase. Its an unavoidable choice. However Sunday I will be there with at least a few people in tow and I am starting to study up all the great creatures and... wow videos too!
At 3:27pm on May 9, 2009, cattavery said…

I am stoked too. Plotting about getting others along.
At 9:45am on April 11, 2009, Eric Nehrlich said…
Or just being the most likely to be online on a Saturday morning instead of out doing something fun and/or productive :)

About CryptoZoo

Pssst... the really cool kids say crypto ZOH-oh.

WHO: Meet the creative team, and find out why we're chasing cryptids.

HOW: Discover the 5 ways to play...

WHERE:You can chase on your own, wherever you live. Just search the evidence, read the field reports, and add your trails to the map


Lead CryptoZoo Team

Jane McGonigal,

is the creator of the CryptoZoo network, and lead researcher of the Cryptid 13.

Natalie Cartwright,

Natalie is the official photographer and creature artist for the CryptoZoo project.

Kiyash Monsef,

Kiyash is the producer and director of the CryptoZoo documentary.

Chelsea Howe, Free Range Cryptid Scout
Chelsea is leading up international efforts to discover and document new cryptid species.

Kristi Miller Durazo,

is a cryptozoologist and avid crptid chaser from the American Heart Association. Often seen in the company of NinjaRabbit.

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