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Wikitude Gaming SDK and Games

Submitted by on Wednesday, 16 May 2012No Comment

wikitude gamesWhen you think about augmented reality browsers, gaming is probably not something that springs immediately to mind. Sure other augmented reality browser platforms have dipped their toes in to gaming but these have mostly been location based affairs that require you to move from one location to another and hunt objects down.

Never one to follow the crowd, with the launch of Wikitude 7 and Wikitude’s new ARchitect Engine, developers are now able to create AR gaming experiences using industry standard development tools such as HTML, Javascript, and CSS for Android and iOS platforms. These new tools are designed to target both existing AR developers and the games developers community.

Developers have been quick off the mark to take advantage the new platform with several launch titles:

Bubble Tap which has been developed exclusively for Wikitude by Team Vienna Games, (MMO 7Million, Facebook Zombiees!) whose founders are previous staff members from Rockstar Games. Being one of the first games for the platform, Bubble Tap requires the user to tap a stream of bubbles floating around in virtual space. You’ll need plenty of space but its pretty addictive

Spice Attack is a play on the classic console title, Space Invaders. Instead of green invaders seeking to land and wreak havoc, Spice Attack features a series of seriously spicy chilis that would like to overheat terra firma. Aiming their mobile device to the skies, players must shoot down the invading Spice Attackers through a unique augmented reality interface.

Swat the Fly is a fast paced game that allows users to serve up a healthy bug crushing around them. Gamers can interact with their surroundings and must move and rotate to spot flies in the augmented reality view and quickly release a fly swatter to gain points.

All the games are surprisingly fun and available for free. Just install the Wiktiude browser from your respective store and you’ll find them on the home screen.

If you are a developer and you want to create your own games then point your browser at: www.wikitude.com/developer/sdk/download where you’ll find everything you need.

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