I have mentioned playing the augmented reality game ARDefender on my iPhone before. If you have yet to
It started as any ordinary day. Picking up my iPhone and looking through the view finder of Star Wars Falcon Gunner I could see things are going to get ugly fast!! Blasting my way through wave after wave of TIE fighters and Star Destroyers.
Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner app allows for Augmented Reality play where the ships are all around you whether your in town or out in the back yard. Yes, that included below and above you. To successfully play you will need to twist all around. In the Arcade game play, the gyroscope and compass comes into action as tipping and twisting the iPhone to change views rather than you doing all the turning.
Starting the game and returning later gives you a splash screen of game options. The lowest button is for switching Augmented Reality view on/off. Due to the power of the game, it’s best suited for the newer iPhones and iPod Touch… the current version wont install on the iPad.
The settings area of Star Wars Arcade is a quick way to tune the game to your liking. Highlight Enemies is pretty important when playing outdoors so you can see the ships bracketed like in the real Millennium Falcon’s gun views. ‘Auto-Aim’ is a good place to start until you get a handle on how far things move on the screen when you tip and turn around.
I have covered a few Augmented Reality apps here over the last year. Most have a large selection