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    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009 edited
    I haven't seen anyone post anything on this here so I assume it hasn't cropped up. (And I wouldn't know the search terms, anyway)

    If it's been posted, someone take this down.

    (edited to add - as I don't have an NVidia Tigra, my phone does not, sadly, have zombies in it. However, it would be neat if it did.)
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009
    But I want to look at my university building and see zombies crawling there, not on some flat board that gets enhanced. :)
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009
    That's alright...but it's hardly practical when one is on a busy train or in class or...anywhere else.
    • CommentAuthorVermilious
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009
    That looks kinda awesome. I'm just wondering though, do you need the map to play? I know it gives you terrain and 'boundaries', but are the zombies themselves a product of the map, or the game's design going "look at the AR buildings, they form a border, fill empty space with zombies"? If the second option is the case, the game is still impractical to play anywhere, thanks to movement, but it's possible to play without the map itself. It just becomes zombies in a cornfield.

    Phone looks nice too. If there's a bunch of AR stuff on it, I would have to consider picking it up.
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009
    I like that you have to move the controller to play this game - I'm the kind of guy who leans in the appropriate direction as I execute a turn in a driving game.

    I like that other real world objects can be part of the game, even though the idea of laying out a special little map each time I want to play is just odd when its a phone game.

    I like to think of how the developers pitched this to Skittles (if they did). - "You're saying that you don't want people to eat them, but blow them up with their phones instead?!" "Yes, but virtually. They can still eat them afterwards, they won't have zombie blood on them." "Ah, OK then."
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    The Tigra looks impractically huge to me, maybe just because it's a devphone.

    There's actually an app/game for the G1 that uses the GPS and the Map and randomly spawns zombies in the map around you, and you have to avoid them. It probably wouldn't be too hard to take that, integrate the camera and/or street view, and overlay zombie sprites where the camera is looking. The trick is making the zombies that the camera 'sees' appear correctly based on their relative location to you in the map.

    It wouldn't be quite as nice as this graphically, but would (I think) qualify more as augmented reality than their set up.
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2009
    What would be really funny would be to combine the GPS + randomly spawning zombies IRL, so you'd have blogs of people's photos of friends and families... oblivious to the CG'd zombies popping up behind them.

    Or even better, handing the 'phone over to Aunt Dotty to take a picture of you... and have a zombie pop up in her face as she's waving you to step back so she can get a better shot...

    Yes. The future is all about scaring unsuspecting relatives with parlour tricks.