Augmented Reality Games / Apps

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str0nz0

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Oct 18, 2007
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In this thread i am going to collect all available applications and games which work with augmented reality, especially on mobile phones.
What is Augmented reality? I will try a little explanation:
Its a method to combine the (live)view of a camera with computergraphics, animations and information.
It normally uses markers, which can be detected by the camerasoftware and then used to project any graphical object on it.
The markers can be moved and the projected object will follow it.
To get a better idea, have a look at these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfp8id6bpDU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVlBFNg823M


The technology itself is not new, its already known and used since a few years. But there exist only very few usable appplications or games with it.
So here is a list with applications

AR Zoo:
http://www.imagination.at/downloads/Handheld_AR/AR_Zoo/index.php
It works on my htc touch hd.
It is a bit slow but its cool to see. It even works with my pc screen as marker :)
arbyis.jpg



AR Wiking
http://www.imagination.at/downloads/Handheld_AR/HCCB/
Not really interesting, just a walking Wiking.


Wikitude
Very cool App!
This only runs on Android at the moment, but maybe someone can develop it for winmo
http://www.mobilizy.com/wikitude.php
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EA8xlicmT8


Kweekies
Its a game, looks very promising. Not released yet (should come in summer), but here is a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfp8id6bpDU&feature=related
and here the website
http://www.int13.net/en/


Levelhead
This only runs on Linux machines at the moment, but it is really freaky! Have a look!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ks1u0A8xdU


Eyetap
Wearable glasses which merge the real view of your eyes with AR
If someone knows where to buy it, please inform me! :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EyeTap



If you find something intersting, please post it here and i will attach it to this post.
 
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buru898

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Hey that's real cool, didn't know people made these games for the ppc :p. Would be nice to be able to play The Journeyman Project on my ppc.
 

TrYde

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This works on my Qtek 8310 (as it is the phone used in their samples) and on the tytn2 (but the video lags a lot)
 

str0nz0

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Oct 18, 2007
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yes but the second demo is not that spectacular, just a walking viking.
i have seeen that augmented reality has a very interesting and wide spectrum of possible applications. one of them ( i know, only for iphone, but maybe someone can develop it on winmo) is wikitude http://www.mobilizy.com/wikitude.php

And a very cool game for my linux machine i have to try is levelhead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ks1u0A8xdU

This freaky guy has a lot of similar interesting things on his website (this may be interesting for some developers?)
http://www.csc.kth.se/~alx/

i will tell you if i found more interesting things for our mobiles. maybe others find something too?
 

sschrupp

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Wow, thanks for bringing this to our attention. That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while!
 

crissg

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I thought this was only in some SF writer's mind

I listened to a short story series recently from Audible called "Metatropolis" and one of the stories involved the use of augmented reality goggles to superimpose objects onto the landscape, constructing an alternative society for those who could "see". I thought the idea was cool, but I never realized how close we are.
 

str0nz0

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Oct 18, 2007
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it would be really cool if someone ports the wikitude or an similar application to our windows mobile devices!!! anyone out there? :) i am willing to spend 5$ for the start