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Paranormal Game Review

Tweet “It’s better than Angry Birds,” said my nine-year old daughter. And who am I to argue about that, but given that Angry Birds has dominated our house for the last two months, I was just a little surprised. Now the first question, one might ask is: “Why are you letting your daughter play Angry […]

A World Without Gatekeepers

TweetIt used to be that every industry had its gatekeepers. Music had the fat guys with cigars that Pink Floyd loved to sing about.  Factories had foreman that slapped each other on the back.  Corporations had bosses that controlled resources.  Political parties had precinct captains and party leaders.  And for the last decade, publishing has had […]

AirRaid – Social Augmented Reality Game

TweetThe production values on these indie game trailers boggle my mind. The game initially reminds me of Conquest, but with a lot more bells and whistles.  Clover Studios has brought together location based gaming and tower defense, which makes for a good peanut butter and chocolate combination.   Though with any multi-player strategy game, off-time […]

Real Time Planar Detection on an iPhone

Tweet Not the snazziest of article titles but I couldn’t think of anything catchier.  That point brings me to the addendum topic of this blog post, which is the unsexy nature of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in the AR movement.  But first, let’s see what’s going on in the scene. W. Lee, Y. […]

Three Things We Can Learn From Disney

Tweet Last year at ISMAR09, the keynote speech from Mark Mine of the Disney Imagineering group, really intrigued me.   I had been a hardcore Disney hater before that, but Mark’s behinds-the-scenes look at the technology of Disney, specifically how they used augmented reality, softened my stance. Cue forward almost one year exactly, in a strange twist […]

5 Things To Do With Junaio Glue and LLA Markers

Tweet With the live video access on the iPhone OS 4.0, Metaio is looking to make a splash with its Glue technology in the Junaio AR browser. They would like to show how the iPhone can do more than GPS AR browsing with both image processing and their indoor LLA marker tracking. LLA Markers The LLA […]

First Image Processing iPhone AR App in AppStore

TweetNow I can’t guarantee that it’s the first, but it’s a start.  The Faces app comes from Pixelshed and is available in the AppStore right now. Make fun of your friends by putting new faces on their heads and share these images via email and Facebook. Point your iPhone towards your friend’s face and a magical overlays will […]

Gigaputt – Augmented Reality Golf

TweetMake the world your golf course. That’s the tagline of the new iPhone app Gigaputt from Gigantic Mechanic.  Instead of clubs, you swing your iPhone in a Wii-like manner (though the accuracy is no where near the same) and hit your ball.  Unlike most AR iPhone games, this one actually requires you to interact with your surroundings […]