AUGMENTED-REALITY APPS & EXPERIENCES
[ HOLOLENS ] POKÉLENS tinyurl.com/TLA59-PokAR
Pokémon GO was the first game with any real AR attributes to go mainstream, but if you were one of the millions that actually played it, you’d be aware of just how underwhelming the camera AR integration was. If you were disappointed by this (and, frankly, by the divergence from the battlebased tradition of the game), then you’ll likely be over the Poké-moon to hear that a couple of software developers have created a new AR battle system for the HoloLens called Pokélens, that allows you to pit Pokémon against each other in the real world following the turn-based JRPG style we were expecting. [ IOS ] MODERN POLAXIS Free app (US$30 comic) Modernpolaxis.com
Graphic novels and comics have always used visuals to bring narratives into the world, the
Modern Polaxis comic takes a totally different approach to the modern graphic novel by giving you even more visuals that go deeper than the paper. By integrating an augmented-reality iPhone companion app to the story of a paranoid, journal-keeping time traveller, allows the addition of an entire digital element and adds both colour and hidden information to the comic.