We have a winner.
Nokia just announced the winner of its Mobile Game Innovation Challenge. And it’s all…augmented.
In our previous coverage of the competition, we spotted 6 out of the top 10 finalists as augmented reality games. It was a good day.
Kudos to Different Game studio and their creation: Ghostwire, an augmented reality game where players can use the camera on their mobile device to find ghosts.
Just in time for Halloween. How felicitous. Arg…
Different Game is walking away 40,000 EUR richer. Back to Sweden to complete the game and make it a mega success.
Update: Stephan from Int13 unearthed the trailer of Ghostwire, and he claims it isn’t a real augmented reality game because it doesn’t register in 3d.
He’s right. But is the experience breaking away from traditional virtual games and encouraging the player to explore reality?
See for yourself in this clip. Or read an interview with creator Tom Soderlund on PoketGamer