Since September 2009, we have seen many quasi-augmented reality (AR) games on the iphone, some fun concept AR games (on other platforms and devices with no real commercial distribution).
Today I had the pleasure to play the first truly fun, truly AR game on the iphone – and I loved it.
With close to 30 frames per second – it’s a huge achievement from a technical perspective (even though they are using their proprietary marker).
And it’s looks great. The game play is a mix between a simple table top game, and a typical to Tower of Defense game, nicely adapted for the AR experience. Few seconds into the game you forget you are aiming at a marker and get immersed into the game play – wow!
That together with the fact it’s available on the app store may lead to commercial success that we haven’t seen before with an AR game.
This is VERY encouraging, because Games Are The Killer App For Augmented Reality.
Check it out:
The game should be approved by Apple soon – so when it does – try it and let us know what you think!