ARKit Drone Simulator Dronetopolis AR Now Available on iOS

Fly your very own virtual drone in CircleSquare’s Dronetopolis AR– a state-of-the-art drone simulator launching today exclusively on iOS. Making full use of iOS 11’s ARKit, Dronetopolis AR allows you to hone your drone piloting skills as you explore your surroundings in stunningly realistic augmented reality.

Developed by a drone enthusiast who also happens to be a professional photographerDronetopolis AR’sflight dynamics were modeled after the real thing for pitch-perfect control. On top of being way more affordable than a real drone, the game also eliminates batteries, bad weather, flight restrictions or costly repairs. In the mood to share some footage? Record and stream your in-flight antics to wow friends and family members.

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“ARKit is a game-changer,” says Taylor Moore, co-founder of CircleSquare Entertainment. “We were actually working very hard on a drone racing game – but dropped everything when we realized that we could offer iOS users the kind of augmented reality no one has ever seen before. Dronetopolis AR is the most realistic, most lifelike drone simulator ever made. Period.”   

Key Features

  • Control a virtual drone anytime, anywhere from your iOS device.
  • Watch your drone take flight through augmented reality.
  • Fly using a simple, straightforward interface.
  • Engage in realistic flight training with an indestructible drone.
  • Immerse yourself in an exhilarating flight experience.
  • Record and stream footage of your drone antics!

 

 

Pricing & Availability

Dronetopolis AR is now available on iOS for only $1.99.

App Store URL:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dronetopolis-ar/id1280548570?ls=1&mt=8

Color BlastAR, a ARKit Zombie game aimed towards all ages is out today.

AR/VR, mobile and casual game developer and publisher HitPoint Studios today announced the launch of Color BlastAR, an all-age Augmented Reality game that leverages Apple’s new ARKit technology to bring zombies, other creatures and lots of color into your world. Color BlastAR is free-to-play and available to download today in the App store.

Color BlastAR was created in partnership with Legacy Games, which previously released a version of the game exclusive to the Tango platform, Crayola Color Blaster, developed by HitPoint Studios as part of the Google App Incubator program. It is one of several projects on which the companies have collaborated, including the upcoming Kody Kapow: Village Defender for Universal Kids.

Playable on any Apple phone or tablet featuring an A9 or higher processor and running iOS 11, the new ARKit version takes the game one step further, letting players fight off a paint-stealing invasion either indoors or outside in full sunlight. A combination of coloring and tag, the gameplay of Color BlastAR is only possible when your mobile device understands its position relative to the world around it. The game utilizes the unique world-sensing, computer vision ARKit technology in order to integrate motion tracking and depth-sensing directly into the gameplay while transforming the world with virtual flowers, rocks, treasure chests and more.

“We believe AR will change the way people play, learn, and interact with brands and the world around them. And, given the ubiquity of the iPhone and iPad, Apple’s ARKit could be the platform that really gets true AR in everyone’s hands,” said Paul Hake, CEO of HitPoint Studios. “We’ve spent more than two years working with these world-sensing technologies, including our work on Tango, and are truly excited by the possibilities of bringing characters and objects into our world and interacting with them versus being more of a spectator.”

Things really come to life in Color BlastAR’s ‘Arcade’ mode. Virtual, life-size 3D characters appear and follow the player, who must then walk around to avoid the growing hordes of paint-stealing characters while flinging color to vanquish them. Additional content packs are planned to add new characters, power-ups, BlastARs, leaderboards and new ways to score. The game also has a ‘Story’ mode that lets players progress through the game to defeat the rhyming wizard before he steals all the world’s color.

“What makes games like Color BlastAR important is that accessible augmented and mixed reality represent a real evolution in traditional play and player engagement,” said Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Games. “What kid hasn’t wanted to walk up and interact with a life-sized zombie or superhero? What game developer hasn’t wanted to be the first to deliver that experience? When virtual characters can play along with us in our world, we can reimagine almost every traditional game, from sports to board games to dramatic play.”

Color BlastAR is available today and free to download in the Apple App store. For more information, please visit www.HitPointStudios.com .

ARKit Video Of Day: Kristy Keatch uses ARkit and the Vive for a fun Mixed Reality video with the Normal VR mascot.

Kristy is a sound artist and creative programmer focusing on the design of interactive sound and game systems. Normal VR is a community of creative misfits, artists, engineers, and storytellers working at the intersection of design and technology. They are working with the world’s leading virtual reality platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR.

Normal VR is pretty rad check out their Open Source Drum Keyboard project for VR. http://www.normalvr.com/blog/an-open-source-keyboard-to-make-your-own/

https://www.arkittens.com/

Going to San Diego Comic Con? Well Sega is presenting an AR Sonic experience!

Going to San Diego Comic Con? Well Sega is presenting an AR Sonic experience and a special concert with the awesome Shota Nakama on Thursday evening, and dome takeover on Friday!

We have not gotten much from Sega in both VR and AR and while I personally think they are slipping by not coming out with Jet Set Radio AR at least Sonic AR may be on the horizon.

A few months ago the hilarious Sonic the Hedgehog twitter account release a glimpse of the future of Augmented Reality Sonic.

Octagon Studio WEAR 4D+ Launching

Octagon Studio is ready to officially launch its original Augmented Reality (AR) clothing line. Officially dubbed “Wear 4D+,” the clothing line consists of casual, stylish T-Shirt bearing AR markers within their artistic and eye-catching design for kids.

The Wear 4D+ integrates an additional layer of excitement into everyday kid’s clothing by embedding AR markers onto a line of casual wear. Users may uncover hidden surprises contained within simply by scanning them with the Wear 4D+ app on smartphones or tablets.

“The general direction we’re heading as a company is to incorporate augmented reality innovations into our daily lives as much as possible. Since clothing is indeed one of the most basic elements essential for our daily lives, it’s only natural for us to infuse augmented reality properties into our premier clothing line.” Explained Vina, Octagon Studio’s COO.  

At present, the company’s AR clothing line consists of two original designs, namely the Polar Bear and the Baby Dino. The Polar Bear features a animation of a 3D polar bear exploring its surroundings, while the Baby Dino design reveals a dino hatchling breaking out of its shell.

The AR clothing line is fully supported by the Wear 4D+ app, available for down-
load for both iOS and Android devices. The Wear 4D+ application is specifically tailored to accommodate the implementation of Augmented Reality technology in clothing line.

www.octagonstudio.com/store.