Category: ar gaming

Street Fighter II’s warriors fight on actual streets in this Apple ARKit demo

The caveat is that this is just an ARKit demo, and not officially sanctioned by Capcom, so it likely won’t be available to play any time soon.


Dex, Your AR Dog Companion

Based on the company mascot, Dex is a furry friend who is brought to life thanks to the power of the Unreal Engine and AR technology allowing anyone to bring him into their own front room.

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Jurassic World Alive looks like Pokémon Go but with giant dinosaurs

“Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples,” developer Ludia explains. You’ll also be able to snap a photo with your favorite dinosaurs, level up the beasts you capture, and, unlike in Pokémon Go, you’ll be able to battle them with other players. 

The game’s map screen, as shown in the debut trailer, even looks a lot like Niantic’s Pokémon AR game. Ludia previously developed a pair of park management-style Jurassic Park games for mobile.

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Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon GO’s success with its own AR mobile game?

Ghostbusters World will call on ghosts from the franchise’s “films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and video games” according to a press release. 

Details are pretty slim for a wide release date other than it’s “coming 2018.”

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Futuristic AR eSports Tournament Coming To USA

The HADO eSports tournament first launched in 2016 exclusively in Japanese theme parks and malls, but has since managed to expand into countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. 2017 saw its second official international tournament as 12 teams from three different countries gathered together to duke it out.

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This ARKit Game Transforms Your Office Into a Zen Garden

By using augmented reality (AR), the app turns your home or office environment into a magical garden full of fun and games.

The game uses engaging and intuitive slingshot mechanics to let players guide their Orbu creatures – you get the choice between a Tanuki (raccoon dog), Noko (turtle) and a Konkon (fox) – back to their spiritual homes, via a series of intricate obstacles. The game’s surroundings transform as their journey progresses not only over space, but also across three different seasons, or chapters.

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This ARKit- and ARCore-ready toy transforms smartphones into an augmented reality blaster


Nintendo is making DIY cardboard toys for the Switch. Awesome!

The company revealed a new initiative dubbed Nintendo Labo, which involves DIY cardboard accessories that can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers into everything from a fishing rod to a piano to a full-on robot suit. These accessories are then used to control a variety of mini-games, essentially turning the Switch tablet into a tiny arcade. The goal of Labo is to get kids involved in playing games on the Switch in a more hands-on, tactile way.

This is the closest thing to Nintendo AR/VR accessories. This bodes well for the future of gaming!

Reality Clash Is A Multiplayer AR Game Built With Cryptocurrency And The Blockchain

Similar in ways to Ingress and Pokemon Go, Reality Clash will be a free-to-play AR game for iOS and Android devices. According to a press release, it will leverage users’ phone camera to render an augmented overlay onto the real world using geolocation features. This means you’ll have to travel to real world locations and battle other players face-to-face.

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16 Bit Super Mario Receives New Life With ARKit

Developed independently by Vancouver-based Stuart Langfield, Super Mario ARhas our favorite plumber hopping around the real-world thanks some impressive use of Apple’s ARKit development platform. 

The unofficial fan creation brings back the same 16 bit levels and characters you love for a classic Mario gaming experience–it’s sure to stir up some old memories.