An augmented reality flying car this game is not.
While this AR game made by Total Immersion at the Arizona Center isn’t layered with complexity, it really couldn’t be done any other way. While you could use a controller or mouse to move the boxes around, allowing for natural movement with a square of cardboard makes the game more intuitive. And the video boxes couldn’t done except within a digital medium.
Currently, most of the AR games being created are recreations of standard ideas – shooters, real-time strategy, zombies, etc. Augmented reality is a completely new medium that allows for a rethinking of game mechanics. If you’re a game designer, don’t get stuck in the past, show us something audacious and we’ll shower you in our hard earned cash.