AUG­MENTED-RE­AL­ITY APPS & EX­PE­RI­ENCES

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[ 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.

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