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In the world of mobile gaming, the most popular game today is obviously Pokémon Go. Now that developers have witnessed how people have reacted to the game, more game creators will surely pattern their future titles on Satoshi Tajiri’s magnum opus.
One of Pokémon Go’s most obvious spinoff is the Night Terrors augmented reality game, which is a title that targets horror fans. It uses the same augmented reality concept of Pokémon Go, with the only difference that instead of searching for cute Pokémons, players are met with ghostly images and eerily spooky sounds. If that isn’t terrifying enough, the game also interferes with a phone’s operating system by sending frightening texts and ghastly pictures. The game play takes place at home, after dark, accompanied by headphones, which means it’s ideal for all horror fans out there.
Aside from the many spinoffs, Pokémon Go has opened the floodgates to advancements in gaming in the sense that developers are now creating a new imaging technique called “Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV),” which is a sort of “Augmented Reality Version 2.” IDV promises players interactive objects based on a real setting. It captures pictures of real objects and turns them into video simulations in order for people to be able to interact with 3D models. In short, IDV allows real-world objects to be turned into interactive 3D objects.
Imagine an RPG where you’re physically a part of it. That’s IDV.
Though it’s somewhat common for 3D models to be moving, it is still difficult to make these fictional characters interact with real people. As such, the IDV, if successful, will be considered both a gaming and scientific breakthrough.
In the last decade and a half, one of the most notable breakthroughs in gaming is 3D, which allowed characters to be seen from all angles instead of viewing them only from one side. 3D technology allowed the remake of classics such as Mario and Metroid, both of which have their own 3D versions on the Nintendo Game Cube.
The original PlayStation also gave birth to 3D versions of classics such as Metal Gear and the Grand Theft Auto. Online, 3D also benefited not only in mainstream console games but niche genres as well such as slot games. The popular game Pixies of the Forest was one of the first few titles created by IGT that featured magical characters popping out of the slot reels thanks to 3D. With the creation of IDV, it’s farfetched to imagine the possibility of such a title being reborn once more in this new format.
With the new imaging technique that is IDV, game developers would be able to create games without spending too much. After all, they would only need to use a smartphone’s built-in sensors to incorporate IDV into games.
It’s an exciting prospect to think about the kind of games that could well be at the forefront of the IDV tech boom. And it’s all thanks to Pokémon Go’s unique mechanics that the world can now expect a new breed of games.
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