Looking for good AR SDK for Android/iPhone...
I'm trying to develop an ARG that uses "Augemented Reality" (for those unfamiliar, it's a technology that uses camera, GPS, etc to overlay digital images/info atop the real world - usually by pointing a smartphone's camera at a specific area and the screen shows not just the local cafe, but a virtual letter lieing on one of the tables)
While I, of course, am planning to include plenty of "feelies" in my ARG, I want to add some supernatural or at least sci-fi-ish twists, such as using a specific "power" on an otherwise normal sign will reveal a "hidden" message. Or make a virtual control panel appear near a "suspicious wall" that, when the right code/power/etc is used, the wall appears to move and reveal something hidden behind it.
I feel this would allow the game to be much more fantastic without the need to trouble people with alterations, planting clues, etc (not to mention it would save me a fortune in travel expenses) and also allow more people to witness or "collect" certain clues. (Not to mention I'm sure we're all aware of the possibility of a clue being thrown away or picked up buy a non-player)
This is a rough idea of what I'm thinking (though of course not using "Quake" as the base) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARQuake
Anyone have any advice on this?
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:29 pm