Thursday, 25 November 2010
THQ develops a Star Wars augmented reality game
Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner is now released by THQ Wireless, developed by Vertigore for the iPhone platform. This Star Wars title has the honour (to my knowledge at least!) of being the first augmented reality Star Wars game. The concept, as can be seen in the video below, especially when combined with the right urban camera display view/angle can be very impressive.
Players are placed in the gunner's pod on the Millennium Falcon, shooting down TIE Fighters which are overlaid onto their current location, using, as expected for an AR app, a combination of camera and compass. The app is available on the iTunes store now.