Top 10 Augmented Reality engines that will ignite a new era of video games

Welcome back!

So far we have looked at demos of augmented reality gameplay and investigated preferred hardware devices. That was just the warm up. Now we’re getting into the real beef: who offers the best software engine that can augment our reality (and our spirits)? Who will spearhead the creation of a totally new gaming experience?

Games alfresco brings you the unofficial roundup of the top 10 best augmented reality engines.

We will look at one engine at a time (enough with these looong posts!) and at the end of the round up, will rank them based on the feedback from you, the community. This is collaborative work in progress of group of passionate contributors on facebook. If you want to take part of the fun, join us at: augmented reality games.

Here is a sneak peak at some of the engines that we may or may not review:


Stay tuned…or better yet – tell us what you think!

10 Responses

  1. Hi there,

    we are really happy to be featured in this list, augmented reality is a very exciting field of work for us.

    there seems to be something wrong with the YDreams’ link, you can find some info about SimVideo here –

    best regards,

  2. […] has just referenced YDreams’ SimVideo as one of the top 10 Augmented Reality engines around (post). The blog is dedicated to the pursuit of the ultimate augmented reality game, and features a lot […]

  3. Nice list.
    Some I havnt heard of.
    I like the “Zombie Attack” game on Armusments page.

  4. Dubiosity says : I absolutely agree with this !

  5. […] AR engines and tools did not stay behind in 2008 and delivered new tracking engines for the hottest platforms du jour. Some notable examples include ARToolkit for iPhone, AR in Flash, and Studierstube ES for mobile phones. See the entire collection of engines and tools. […]

  6. Hey guys,

    I was wondering what AR software would you recommend? I’m looking for a complete platform that offers me tracking (marker, texture and 3d objetcs), rendering, and web and offline publication possibilities. I want to be able to create complete applications with the less possible restrictions.

    I would appreciate your help if you pointed me toward a software that fulfills my needs explained above.


    Jaime Cruz

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