ARhrrrr - An augmented reality shooter

It's called 'ARhrrrr', which, despite sounding piratey, is actually a zombie game. "ARhrrrr" is an augmented reality shooter for mobile camera-phones, created at Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD-Atlanta). The phone provides a window into a 3d town overrun with zombies. Point the camera at our special game map to mix virtual and real world content. Civilians are trapped in the town, and must escape before the zombies eat them! From your vantage point in a helicopter overhead, you must shoot the zombies to clear the path for the civilians to get out. Watch out though as the zombies will fight back, throwing bloody organs to bring down your copter. Move the phone quickly to dodge them. You can also use a pack of Skittles (I shit you not!) as tangible inputs to the game, placing one on the board and shooting it to trigger an explosion.

Now, this game might not be the coolest shooter around but the way it uses the technology and how this could open up to new uses of the AR-media are intriguing. Why not have interactive billboards and/or animated Ad:s in the paper?! I'd like to see this on an iPhone soon!

More Augmented reality:
The Augmented Reality Experience
Toyota Reality Tech iQ showcase
BMW Z4 Augmented reality

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