Why should we pay attention to Game Design in Augmented Reality?

  1. Geo-location based AR games are perhaps the most popular one today mainly because of Pokemon GO. Niantic had already been using this technology with Ingress that had launched a couple of years before Pokemon GO. Ingress was widely popular but it is the novelty of catching Pokemon in the real world that made this genre spread like wildfire.
  2. Next on the list comes AR Shooting games. AR is no exception to this wildly popular genre on almost every platform. Some of the more popular recent games are Zombie GO and Real Strike. These can sometimes take advantage of spatial mapping abilities to provide a more immersive experience to the player.
  3. AR tabletop games especially card games have been one of the oldest and most popular indoor genres. The novelty of seeing the creature pop out of your card was something everyone wanted particularly because card collecting games like Magic:The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh have been around for a couple of decades now. This genre basically takes advantage of the marker recognition (i.e. the cards) that AR has to offer.




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