Augmented Reality Games
Complete overview of how Augmented Reality is used by Gaming Industry
Augmented Reality Gaming – PlayStation Exclusive
See the Sony history of bending the barriers between reality and the virtual world in this video from the PlayStation Blog featuring augmented reality tech.
ARhrrrr – An augmented reality shooter
ARhrrrr is an augmented reality shooter for mobile camera-phones, created at Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD-Atlanta). The phone provides a window into a 3d town overrun with zombies. Point the camera at our special game map to mix virtual and real world content. Civilians are trapped in the town, and must escape before the zombies eat them! From your vantage point in a helicopter overhead, you must shoot the zombies to clear the path for the civilians to get out. Watch out though as the zombies will fight back, throwing bloody organs to bring down your copter. Move the phone quickly to dodge them. You can also use Skittles as tangible inputs to the game, placing one on the board and shooting it to trigger an explosion.
Nintendo 3DS AR Games Review (Augmented Reality)
AR Games is a game that takes advantage of Augment Reality with the included 6 AR cards that come with the system. To set the game up you lay down the question block card on the table and stand about 14 inches away from the card to activated it. One activated you will see a yellow box man pop up out of the card and present you with options. I decided to play the archery game first which has you shooting at targets that you have to move around the card to shoot them. The game takes advantage of the two cameras on the outside and the gyroscope. Very fun game which makes you think of the possibilities down the line of other games that will take advantage of it.
The next section we tried was the Star pics which involves the other AR cards. When you put these cards in front of the camera the character will come to life in full 3D. You can change the size, position and even the post of the character to get that ultimate Nintendo mash up photo you’ve always wanted.
AR games is a great tech demo of AR technology and I couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities of this tech. Imaging a Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh game that takes advantage of this. It would bring those game and gaming in general to the next level.
Augmented Reality for Board Games
This video is a capture from the demo application of ISMAR ’10 paper:
Molla E., and Lepetit V., Augmented Reality for Board Games. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2010
Note that Monopoly is the Trademark of Hasbro Company, Rhode Island, United States.
Sphero Augmented Reality: Sharky the Beaver
Turn Sphero into a cupcake-eating beaver.
Sharky the Beaver is the first app ever to let you take a virtual 3-dimensional character for a walk around your house. In this groundbreaking augmented reality app for Sphero, watch your robot come to life as a beaver named Sharky. Control Sharky from your iOS device as he stomps around to funky beats. You can even interact with the real world by launching virtual cupcakes into Sharky’s mouth. You’re sure to fall in love with Sharky as soon as he takes his first step. GoSphero.com