With AR gaming, you can instantly turn any room into a game room. Geenee offers a suite of tools for developers, enabling the creation of fun and engaging games that are only made better in augmented reality. From customizable avatars to web3 wallet integrations, physics, gesture-based mechanics and more, here are a few reasons why we’re excited about the future of AR gaming.
1. The Core Technology Keeps Improving
Mobile AR gaming requires more computing power as multiple people play simultaneously with advanced logic and high fidelity 3D models. This complexity requires faster internet and sophisticated hardware for higher performance and improved efficiency. Thanks to 5G, webAR, and our heavy-duty smartphones, we now can play games without the need to download an app. Not to mention, head-worn displays and perhaps even contact lenses are right around the bend. This developing infrastructure is key to why AR gaming is poised to take off.
2. Templates Save Time & Money
The AR industry has clocked many years developing the core technology to deliver immersive 3D games. Geenee and other metaverse-focused technology firms are developing plug-and-play toolkits to speed up the game design and development cycle, including UI templates, reusable code snippets and stock assets. These scalable game solutions decrease time and cost to drive innovation in fun and clever ways.
3. Fun New Form Factors & Gesture-Based UI
Given advancements such as hand-tracking, body-tracking and multiplayer scenarios, AR technology has opened the door to brand new gaming mechanics. Nearly any industry can find value in AR gaming from education to entertainment and more. Specifically when it comes to education, imagine a game where you level up by tracing letters and shapes with hand-tracking or one where you can learn to play air-piano by tapping your fingers in the right sequence. Gaming in AR will increase comprehension, long-term memory retention and collaboration which will motivate repeat use.
4. Blockchain-Powered Game Mechanics
The blockchain lets users take their profile and assets across the internet, and record activity so it remains digitally persistent. The avatars you hold in your wallet can become the character that represents you in an AR game. Earn rewards through gaming that stay with you across platforms. The concept of Web3 has introduced a new method of rewards from ownership of digital goods to play-to-earn tokens. AR gaming layers new worlds, challenges, and opportunities to monetize as a key motivator for game-play.
5. Communication and Connection
Beyond spatial reasoning, improved memory, mental clarity and creative thinking, collaboration is at the heart of any good game. Multiplayer AR gaming is an essential way to grow emotional intelligence, self-confidence and collaborative skills. In the last couple of years where in-person socialization has declined and online collaboration has increased, we expect to see more 3D collaborative games and the accompanying communication tools (think Discord) translated into an AR space.
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