WowWee’s AppGear to bring augmented reality to gaming with 4 titles

It looks like augmented reality is here in a big way. WowWee, a toy manufacturer, will be bringing augmented reality to the mobile space. Now, the snapshot above is an iOS device but WowWee’s launch titles: Foam Fighters, Alien Jailbreak, Zombie Burbs, and Elite Commander, will be launched on Android and iOS in “early 2012″. At this point, you may be asking yourself, what a Foam Fighter is. We would like to direct your attention to the video below…

Now for those of you who are not in a position to watch video, I’ll do my best to explain. A Foam Fighter is just that… One of those cheap foam airplanes you would punch out of a sheet and assemble. Now the augmented reality that is leveraged in this application is minimal; however, WowWee’s other titles employ more immersive gaming environments…


So all you gamers out there, looks like there’s going to be another platform for you to vege out on. We love the innovation and the application of concepts that we saw about two years ago developed and demoed by Georgia Tech and Savannah College of Art & Design. In any case, we’re all excited over here, let us know what you think below!

via Engadget

 

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