a real-time game based on oceanic exploration & shark research. online players take on the role of marine biologists who seek to learn as much as possible about sharks through advanced observation techniques. in the Shark Runners game, players control their ships, but the sharks are controlled by real-world white sharks with GPS units attached to their fins. real-world telemetry data provides the position & movement of actual great white sharks in the game, so every shark that players encounter corresponds to a real shark in the real world. ships in the game also move in real-time, so players receive email or SMS alerts during the day when their boat is within range of an encounter.