Top 10 Augmented Reality Concept Games – Part 2
So we come to the nuts and bolts of the top 10 augmented reality games concept list as we continue the count down from 5 to 1. (part 1 of the list) Remember this list includes concept and beta games. Essentially games I want but am unable to play because they are not publicly available.
Kweekies feels like it’s been coming for a long time, it’s probably been one of the most hyped augmented reality games around. The website says coming this Fall which is any time now.
4: AR Tank War
HIT Labs is one of those names like Total Immersion or Metiaothat when they do stuff you tend to sit back and listen because you know its going to be good. HIT Labs have a number of games (take a look in the applications directory for a few of their entries). AR Tanks look good because the augmented reality aspect actually adds a new dimension to the game rather than being just an after thought. For example in the video you can look around buildings and see if there are an enemy tanks hiding. It’s high on my wish list and a worthy entry at number 4.
3: Spacecraft Racing
OK this one is not the most visual augmented reality application and may be a strange entry for number 3, but it makes me think of a cross between scalectrix and micro machines. Imagine having a few mates over for some beers and this could be the highlight of the evening.
That just leaves us with the battle for first and second place, so before we announce them lets look at the candidates.
I love Zombies (Left 4 Dead is my next xBox game by the way), while the end of the world cultists are are waiting for an asteroid or massive earthquake to arrive in 2012 I’m hoping for a Zombie uprising. ARhrrrr Zombies has some very nice touches particularly the Skittles integration to provide power-ups and restore health. The game is not a concept but playable, however it still in the concept list because it’s not available to play.
The other candidate for first place is PIT Strategy. PIT Strategy looks absolutely fantastic. I’m not a massive racing fan but just look at the visuals it just screams play me. PIT Strategy is essentially a board game with computer graphics, the cars race and you play the part of the pit crew manager deciding when the car should stop for fuel etc.
So finally, first and second place goes to
2nd: ARhrrr Zombies
1st: PIT Strategy
Largely because of the stunning visuals on PIT Strategy. But man I want those zombies!
So that’s my list of the top 10 augmented realty games I want to play, your welcome to comment on the list.