• Google Opens Up Maps Data And APIs To Game Developers

    6 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Web giant Google has officially opened the floodgates of mobile AR gaming by allowing game developers to use data from its Google Maps service to create games that take place in the real world, or a fantasy reflection of it. To make things even easier for developers, the data set is available in Unity format, with real-world buildings and landmarks rendered on Unity-friendly maps as in-game objects. Location-based AR gaming a la Pokemon GO is the first use case to leap to mind, but crafting an incredibly detailed and realistic game world for any purpose can be daunting, and Google is...
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  • Google has opened the floodgate to Pokemon Go-like AR games

    Google has opened the floodgate to Pokemon Go-like AR games

    6 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    You can thank Google for that upcoming Ghostbusters augmented reality game , as well as the Jurassic Park one and new The Walking Dead title. You see, it's been two years since Pokemon Go became an international success. But, oddly, it hasn't inspired a surge of AR apps with location-based gameplay. Although we saw Apple and Google introduce AR platforms, making it easier for developers to build AR apps, many of the first experiences to appear were simple apps that merely allowed you to, for instance, place virtual furniture in your real-world environment .
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  • One developer can play ‘Street Fighter II' anywhere with his AR port

    One developer can play ‘Street Fighter II' anywhere with his AR port

    6 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    Ready to see augmented reality games move beyond Pokémon Go? Developer Abhishek Singh created an unofficial AR port of Street Fighter II that lets you superimpose your fights onto the real world.
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