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.
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.
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.
Pokémon Go Creators Are Making A Harry Potter AR Game: According to Niantic, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform. Much like how Pokemon Go brought people together around a shared digital reality at scale, one can only hope that this Wizarding AR World will also bring people together in a vast shared digital reality.