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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 …

Augmented Reality Mountain Guide

TweetHaving spent a fair amount of time hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains, I can attest to the usefulness of this app–The Canadian Mountain Parks Companion: Banff Edition.  In a city, it can be easy enough to use a top-down map rather than an AR app because the logical and easy-to-follow nature of the …

Scrawl – 3D Drawing in Augmented Reality

Tweet When ever I see these AR art programs, it makes me think of Gibson’s Virtual Light. The graphics in this little app have a good contrast against the world, which makes them a little easier to see.  Also wish you could see these on Layar, Junaio, etc.  Art should be viewer agnostic. Real 3D …

Popcode Games

TweetWhile I’m probably not going to be playing Balloon Burst from Popcode obsessively like I do Civ 5 on the PS3,  the game is much better than the floating pixel games of six months ago (I’m looking at you Firefighter 360.)  Still, I’m looking forward to that innovative AR game that I just can’t put down.  Keep at …

Sex Offender Augmented Reality Tracker App

TweetGiven the spokesman and the nature of the video, I actually thought this was a comic piece and I was prepared to write another article about how augmented reality was entering the zeitgeist.  It turns out the AR app is a very serious one. No further comment except to say how interesting it is to see the …

Time Treasure – Future Tablet Game

Tweet “They have returned” I’m a sucker for a good tag line.  Gary Hayes from MUVEdesign has put out a teaser video for his upcoming, well 2011 release date, game called Time Treasure.  Gary explains more on his blog, but I wanted to add my comments. Gary says: Without giving the plot away, the structure of this …

The Writer’s Life

TweetMy foray into the blogging business started when I read a brief article in the Economist about augmented reality. After writing a novel based on AR, I started this blog because I thought there was a lot more to talk about the nascent technology and was I ever right.  It’s been about eighteen months of …

ISMAR10 Video Montage

Tweet The fine folks at AR Door sent me a link to this ISMAR10 video that they assembled from their experience.  Watching it really makes me wish I’d been able to attend.  Some of the people and AR examples I recognized, but a few that I didn’t know, piqued my interested.  I’d love to hear more …

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. …