I created this little Augmented Reality app for a satirical photo contest in the US – a parody of the Pokémon Go fad and a certain US presidential candidate.
User’s need to find the various US democratic and republican party logos to point their camera at, then a Sphinx-headed Trump thing appears and users can take a photo and post it online for the chance to win a prize. I’ll probably post a tutorial later about how to set this kind of thing up – using Unity and Vuforia, since there are a couple of pitfalls not usually mentioned elsewhere.
Currently only available in the US, if you have an Android phone you can try out an early version here.
I finally decided to relaunch one of my classic old Flash games as a mobile app. I picked Super Kickups since I think the game mechanic works nicely on a touchscreen – that, and someone once told me that it’s addictive as crack – which I take as a compliment. I’ve recently added a leaderboard and I’ll be adding various other features, such as pickups and achievements, in the near future.
I used Starling for the rendering and it runs smoothly at 60fps on both my shiny new HTC and my somewhat slower old Sony Xperia. It’d be good to know how it runs on a range of other devices – especially if anyone finds the performance slow.
I’m not planning to target iOS just yet though, being a bigger fan of Android (perhaps Apple could make iOS less of a pain in the proverbial). You can download it from the Google Play Store here.