We’ve known for a while that augmented reality apps were on their way. In fact, there’s been a few of them already hit the app store. However, Chillingo and Toyspring have teamed up to bring us the first augmented reality game. However, we haven’t had a chance yet to give it a go yet (hopefully in the next few days) so look for a review soon. The game is available now in the iTunes App Store for $2.99 and requires an iPhone 3GS (needs the compass). Some pics and a video follow the official press release:
Chillingo’s Arcade Reality Emerges Onto iPhone
For the First Time, Fight Alien Invaders Face-to-Face in the Real World Using Your iPhone.
United Kingdom, October 7, 2009 – Chillingo, the leading iPhone publisher, today announced that its groundbreaking shoot-‘em-up game, Arcade Reality, has released to Apple’s App Store. Developed by Toyspring, this augmented reality blaster is the first game of its kind for iPhone.
In Arcade Reality, videogame invaders from outer space are attacking the real world. These alien enemies fly around the player’s body in real-time, with laser beams and missiles attacking from every angle. The attackers are invisible to the human eye, but unbelievably they are now visible via the iPhone camera.
Multiple game modes and bonus levels are available including Arcade Reality, Infinite, and Asteroid Attack, while integrated sound effects and music bring players closer to the action than ever before as they battle aliens face-to-face. A variety of enemies must be defeated, including impressive boss characters with powerful special moves. Players can use power-ups including Rockets, Shields and more as they attempt to score high enough to enter then online Hall of Fame.
“Non-stop fun and activity is guaranteed in Arcade Reality,” said Johnny Coghlan, Head of Publishing for Chillingo. “This groundbreaking new game is perfect for gamers on the go, as it can be played anywhere by moving the iPhone around in real-time to spot and shoot alien enemies. No other shooter-‘em-up achieves such high-quality immersion and enjoyment.”
“This game is a fantastic combination of classic arcade shooter gameplay and real-world setting,” promised Szymon Ulatowski, CEO of Toyspring. “Enemies are everywhere, but skillful players can unlock devastating power-ups and intense bonus levels before they face fearsome alien bosses.”
Arcade Reality is available for iPhone via Apple’s App Store now, priced at USD$2.99.
Toyspring is an independent game developer, previously known for widely acclaimed Palm OS games.