Augmented Reality has become a hot piece of technology in recent times and companies like Facebook and Snapchat are only pushing the envelope deeper and deeper in exploring the possibilities. Now, another young graduate has given us an exciting taste of what’s possible using AR.
Abhishek Singh, a HoloLens developer, has recreated the iconic first level of the original classic Super Mario Bros. Singh explains on his YouTube channel that the level was created using the Unity 3D engine and recorded entirely through the HoloLens VR headset with no post-production whatsoever. Singh then proceeds to playing the level in Central Park, New York amidst bystanders walking past him. The video shows both his and the audience’s point of view and while the latter may appear a bit silly, there’s no denying how undeniably cool the entire experience looks and feels.
In a statement to UploadVR, Singh talked about some of the challenges faced in his endeavour. “I also had to model all the assets and elements of the game and at times rethink the experience and gameplay to work in a real-world 3D setting. The most time was probably spent on tweaking the game to work in a large outdoor environment. It still has a few quirks but is definitely playable.”
If anything, the video shows a glimpse of how much of a potentially exciting future AR has. As Pokemon Go has previously shown, such efforts could completely change the landscape of video gaming in the future and make video games more of an outdoor activity.
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