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Augmented reality mobile gaming now offered by Mind Pirate

The very first game for Google Glass from this mobile app development firm has been released.

Mind Pirate has just announced the launch of its Global Food Fight app, which is an augmented reality game that can run on Google Glass, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches.

The game is a silly one that allows you to slingshot food at your friends, no matter where they may be on the globe.

This is among the first that are taking advantage of a new type of platform that has a range of different kinds of touch screens and sensors to provide a broad new augmented reality experience for players. The goal of Mind Pirate is to establish itself among the leaders in this new form of mobile gaming, even before this next generation of entertainment becomes mainstream.

This augmented reality is debuting simultaneously on Google Glass and iPhone.

That said, while it is getting its start on these two types of mobile devices, it will also launch on smartwatches and other forms of wearable technology. The Shawn Hardin, the chief exec at Mind Pirate, explained that Global Food Fight was constructed on Callisto, which is its own platform for wearables, making it a great deal simpler for them to be able to develop AR games.Augmented Reality - Mobile Gaming

The mobile app development firm explained that they are placing a considerable focus on the platform for wearable technology, including Google Glass. While they are not necessarily a mobile gaming company, Hardin stated that “we started with a game because, as a class of apps, it is one of the most popular you can make.” This recently released application, Global Food Fight, is being seen as a solid way to help to show off what their own platform is capable of accomplishing.

The augmented reality game app is free to play and is highly multiplayer, as well as using geolocation to add to the three dimensional action experience. It allows players to be able to look around within a 3D environment and locate various targets. These targets can be the player’s friends or enemies, or even politicians and celebrities from around the globe.

Augmented reality games think outside the box

PlayStation Vita now has an AR experience called “Open Me!”

PlaysStation Vita has now joined the consoles that are offering augmented reality games to their players, allowing the device camera to make it appear as though virtual elements are functioning within the real world.

This use of AR technology has already proven to be successful in the launch of the Nintendo 3DS.

Now, Open Me! is an augmented reality game that is available on PlayStation Vita and is being seen as one of the best attempts to show that using AR tech can give consumers and gamers a “good time.” This experience involves a number of different locked box puzzles, each of which has been rendered in 3D.

This augmented reality game uses an AR marker card to establish the position of the box in front of the player.

augmented reality games puzzle boxUsing the marker card lets the player use the Vita mobile device to be able to examine the puzzle box from any angle he or she would like. The purpose is to be able to identify the switch, button, or combination of those two things, which will allow the box to open. The earliest puzzles are the simplest, to allow the user to become used to the concept.

Once the basics have been learned, the designs of the puzzle boxes become increasingly complex. Among the options are certain examples that force the player to “think outside the box”, such as a cuckoo clock that requires the user to catch onto the fact that he or she must set the time on the clock to match that in the real world in order to open it correctly.

That said, there are also some puzzles that aren’t quite taking full advantage of what an augmented reality game has to offer, in that the controls of the game are not quite up to the precision level that is required in order to be able to complete the puzzle. Beyond that, there are certain boxes that need two Vita players to work together on a shared puzzle to be able to open them up – which is great as long as the user knows someone else with the same device and skill level.