AR! Pirates Brings Augmented Reality To Your iPhone

By now you have probably seen what Nintendo’s 3DS has to offer in the augmented reality department. If you’ve been jealous for this type of game, “AR! Pirates” comes for the rescue! In case you are unfamiliar with the genre: These games use the camera of your iPhone and will then place characters into the picture, making it seem as if the action is happening right in front of you.

In “AR! Pirates” a small island shows up wherever you place 3 coins that function as markers and it’s your duty to protect it’s treasure from the pirates by shooting their ships. This is completely scalable — the bigger the markers, the bigger the characters that show up. Looking at the video, the shooting part doesn’t look as smooth as I’d like it to be. But the video shows the mobile version of the game which was released quite some time ago, so hopefully things are more smooth on iPhone and iPad. “AR! Pirates” will be out next week, May 27th.


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