Play AR takes video games out of the TV and turns them into a physical experience! Play AR was designed to let people with no programming experience play and create highly interactive augmented reality [AR] video games with just a few clicks. Best of all you can publish your creations as stand alone apps for smart phones and tablets!
With the release of Play AR, they hope to launch the augmented reality multi-user game call "AR Battlefield". AR Battlefield turns the entire planet into a futuristic, editable, multi-user augmented reality game. You can see a "before" and "after" in the two images above. You can play against your friends or team up and play against neighboring towns, states and or even countries! AR Battlefield will overlay the real world with your AR creations. You can upload your own crazy weapons, fortifications, robots, vehicles and body armor. Your creations level up the longer you play. You can also download free models from a library of 1000s of creations. Turn your house into a impenetrable fortress or team up with neighborhood friends to fortify your entire city and defend against outside invaders! You can also create custom coded scripts for special animations and interactivity.
To play across a level, you will actually have to walk or run from one side to the other. Play AR gives users the power to transform public space into a virtual playground. Create games and experiences that interact with reality. The physical world becomes an editable level letting you create experiences once thought unimaginable. Knock over skyscrapers like dominoes with a giant sling shot. Play against neighboring towns or countries halfway around the world!
Simply download the app. Type the desired object or character into the creation text field. [They have a library of over 1000 free objects to choose from and you can upload your own.] Press the "Create Button" and it will appear in front of you. Drag the object to where you want it with their multi touch interface. Resize and rotate it by clicking and dragging.
To make your game, first create or download a 3D or 2D model. Open their free action / animation editor software. Choose the action you want from the action list [example - "auto target"]. Drag and drop your model onto the the editor and it will be applied to the model the next time you create it. You can also create custom interaction or AI scripts and use them with your creation.
The Kickstarter can be seen here. You should definitely support this one! This is going to be a big, cool project. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and definitely support this project.