Google has teamed up with TAITO, the original creator of the game, and Unit9 to deliver an incredible transformation of the globe using the power of augmented reality (AR) in honor of the monumental 45th anniversary of the beloved classic “SPACE INVADERS”.
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Discover SPACE INVADERS: World Defense, an exciting mobile game that’s playable on both iOS and Android devices. It invites players from all over the world to go outside and take part in the selfless task of protecting Earth. In this fascinating augmented reality experience, Space Invaders emerge from buildings and rooftops, hide behind various objects and even hover menacingly in the sky. Now the world’s players must work together for the survival of the planet.
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In their local communities, players will go on exciting expeditions to find and defeat hidden Space Invaders and earn points. Special power-ups unlocked as players progress encourage friendly rivalry as they vie for the top spot in their various locations and proudly post their achievements on social media, often with a customized AR image.
Our ARCore and Geospatial API work together in surprising ways to power this incredible gaming experience. The game successfully blurs the lines between reality and virtuality by cleverly combining the player’s immediate surroundings with neighbouring buildings, landscapes, and architectural aspects. As a result, players will experience fascinating stages that come to life in the real world thanks to AR, while at the same time displaying spectacular 3D images on their devices. Gameplay constantly adapts to real-world elements such as location, time of day, and even regional weather conditions to enhance realism.
In fact, Augmented Reality (AR) is leading a revolution that is changing the way people interact with content, learn, play and shop. AR seamlessly merges the physical and digital worlds. With AR, businesses and content creators can bring their work to life in unparalleled ways and give consumers a whole new dimension to explore. We have just released the groundbreaking Geospatial Creator as proof of this commitment. This groundbreaking platform allows developers, artists and animators to easily create and share stunning location-based augmented reality (AR) experiences without the need for complicated code. The ability to create AR content has never been more accessible and liberating, thanks to familiar technologies such as Unity and Adobe Aero.