Deliver the absurdist magic of Sharknado to your entrance garden with this new AR sport.
Syfy’s Sharknado franchise, now approaching the launch of its fifth installment, has change into for a lot of a staple of the summer time. The collection, which focuses on what occurs when a twister sucks up sharks and floods the streets of LA, is an oddball mixture of catastrophe and darkish comedy—and Sharknado 5: World Swarming doesn’t give any impression of failing its legacy.
And now, due to a partnership between Syfy and AR Glimpse, diehard followers and newcomers alike have the prospect to immerse themselves even deeper within the bizarre world with an AR app referred to as Sharknado: ShARkmented Reality.
“We’re always looking at what’s next,” mentioned Syfy’s Senior Vice President for Digital Matthew Chiavelli. “We noticed this idea as an excellent match for Sharknado. I’d be mendacity if I didn’t say Pokemon GO was in an affect.”
The gameplay is fairly easy; you hit begin and immediately end up standing in the course of a Sharknado feeding-frenzy—armed only with a chainsaw and your will to outlive. Every stage you full unlocks a brand new weapon…however on the identical time you’re additionally unlocking extra harmful sharks.
Select the best weapon for every stage to enhance your probabilities of survival; combating sharks by yourself entrance garden begins to make much more sense than you would assume. This reviewer discovered the gameplay at it’s best in an out of doors atmosphere and at evening vs an indoor atmosphere. I ended noticing the uneven graphics due to how a lot enjoyable I had combating off the sharks in broad daylight. No telling what my neighbors thought.
As a ultimate contact, you can too use the app to take AR images with the sharks for the proper shareable second, which I ended up having fun with most of all.
This app speaks to a bigger embrace of rising applied sciences by the leisure business. For proof, preserve an eye fixed out for our continued protection of bulletins relating to virtual, augmented, and blended reality experiences on the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
ShARkmented Reality is available now on iOS and Android. Sharknado 5: World Swarming will probably be out on August 6.
Now get to shark searching!