As I work on the ‘tasks & quests’ for “Goblin Harvest” I am consistently hit by the opportunities for Games & Apps that take advantage of Augmented Reality. This one is a bit of a ‘tester’ that I am hoping to have ready for BUILD and revolves around the concept of a shooting gallery (Inspiration – Inspector Callaghan in Magnum Force!)
The idea is straightforward – you get points for shooting bad guys and you lose points for shooting good guys. Each session in the range lasts one minute.
I have a number of levels planned which revolve around the following parameters:
- Expanding the number of Shooting Targets
- Reducing the ‘time standing’ for targets.
- Increasing the number of good targets that closely resemble bad targets(
- Expanding the width of the shooting range (level 1 being all in front of you with subsequent levels taking in more of your 360 degree panorama)
With all the above being driven through an XML file. If the game proves popular I will add the ability to add your own targets and parameterise the variables from within the game.
All in all this has resulted in several 12-14 hour days as my enthusiasm demands and while maybe not quite the same as a trip to Prague (http://www.allpraha.com/d/33581/Magnum_Shooting_Range/) great fun nevertheless!
Send me your email if you would like to beta test this app and have a Windows Phone that supports motion (NB As I write this these are only in the hands of reviewers and developers)
Thanks to the family for support and not shooting ME