It’s alien blasting time once more. AppToyz have released an update to their ingenious augmented reality toy, introducing the AppBlaster Universal. For those times when aliens are climbing the walls and popping out from behind curtains we have our trusty AppBlaster by our side.
The original AppBlaster was an Apple only accessory, the new Universal AppBlaster will accept command of both Apple and Android devices for our Alien chasing enjoyments.
With all gameplay taking place on your smartphone the AppBlaster is a purely a mechanical device, the triggers are connected to two tappers that tap the screen with specially conductive pads.
The key to the AppBlaster system is the AppBlaster games which are installed on the phone prior to play. With all of the phones hi-tech sensors available to the each of the AppBlaster games a fully interactive augmented reality experience is generated. In the AlienBlaster games case the phones camera is used capture the surrounding environment which is used as the backdrop for the game. Aliens are superimposed over the captured backdrop, making the smartphone your window to the true alien hordes around us all. The phones gyros used to keep the illusion alive, keeping the aliens, backdrop and everything in-between synchronized.
The game design is executed well with the aliens seeming to appear from behind random objects or climb walls. See the original AppBlaster article for further details. Other games are also available for the AppBlaster toy including Skeet shooting, Can Alley, Duck Hunt and the impressive first person shooter Overkill. Overkill is however Apple only at the moment.
Load the AppBlaster game onto your smartphone of choice, load your smartphone into the AppBlaster’s universal cage and it’s time for action film levels of alien blasting fun. The AppBlaster is already available, on sale now for £25 / $40 USD from AppToys.
- AppBlaster gun with dock adaptors for the iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Gen and Android devices
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- Augmented reality overlays the game against your environment.
- A new genre in gaming.
- Players need to physically move to locate the aliens.
- Utilizes the devices accelerometer.
- Dual triggers fire bullets, laser beams and grenades.
- Multiple levels, guns and aliens.
- Light and portable.
- Measures approx. 28cm x 51cm x 8cm