Parkworld : New uses of Augmented Reality

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Total Immersion is working with a range of partners, in and outside the attractions industry, to develop new uses for augmented reality.

Developed in co-operation with Hanwa of Japan is a new state-of-the-art haunted house fusing a video game with live adventure.

Before entering the attraction, guests are equipped with a backpack and video gun (pictured above) featuring an infrared camera, LCD display and trigger. They must then progress through the house looking for “ghosts.” Augmented reality allows guests to see characters that aren’t really there, on top of scenery that is (as below). As soon as a ghost is spotted on the gun’s screen, players shoot to collect points.

The attraction has been developed with family entertainment centres in mind, or as an upcharge activity at a standard amusement park. Hanwa will provide the hardware on a turnkey basis, while Total Immersion supplies the augmented reality software.

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