It seemed like only last week we were clamoring for more games to showcase the power of augmented reality. Now I find it hard enough just to keep up with them all. Instead of trying to create a list, I’m going to just brain dump them into the Internet and let you all decide which ones you want to try. I’m sure I’ll miss some, so if I have, just add ‘em to the comments section.
Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary
I covered this one a month back on the Future Digital Life. Great game and I loved that it got the kids and I out of the house on late night adventures and using our imaginations. Nice work, Ogmento.
Nintendo 3DS – AR Games
Let’s count the whole suite of them from AR Shot to Fishing. The game system takes card based AR to a whole new place. Well, actually, it’s the same place you’re in, but with cool graphics overlain.
Short and simple but can be addicting for at least as long as it takes your calves to cramp up.
Paparazzi (Qualcomm’s AR Challenge Winner)
The point of the game is to snap as many pictures as possible before the Star gets to pissed and decides to go Lindsey Lohan on your camera. Thankfully, the cracked screen is only part of the game. Will a Charlie Sheen edition be coming soon?
Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner
Epic space battles on your iPhone. New York City sold separately.
Sorry, but swiping the screen on this game just makes me want to play a version of AR Angry Birds.
Created by Optricks Media to get you to say “ARrrr Matey!” for the rest of the day after you’ve played it.
Tower defense by Int13.
The AR Drone
Like having a quad-rotor hovercraft wasn’t cool enough, they had to go and add augmented reality.
There’s a whole host of these product placement games out there. I’ll summarize them by posting just this one video. Fill in any number of other products that have jumped on the product as AR game bandwagon.
It’s not a game yet, but it’s a nice article about combining learning and games.
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