Google is highlighting the creativity of its AR developer community during the Game Developer Conference and showcasing some of the apps developers are launching for its ARCore system.
The AR features now work on more than a dozen different smartphone models totaling more than 100 million devices.
Here are some of the AR apps launching on Android:
My Tamagotchi Forever
From Bandai Namco, My Tamagotchi Forever will let you raise the famous characters while also building a virtual town “you can also play with in the real world.”
From Tender Claws, TendAR is “a virtual fish that responds to users’ facial expressions, and survives by ‘eating’ other people’s emotions.” The game uses Google’s Cloud API for computer vision and object recognition. TendAR should arrive in July.
Walking Dead Our World
This location-based AR game will give you a window into the zombie apocalypse. “The goal of the player is to defend their surroundings by fighting walkers in real-life environments” using the Google Maps API and ARCore. There’s pre-registration now ahead of its Q2 launch.
Pottery Barn 360 Room View
In what is quickly becoming a necessary feature of any shopping app, this Pottery Barn app will let you view furniture in your room and change both its color and fabric.
eBay’s AR apps aims to let you see what size box you need to ship a product.
Just A Line (Experiment)
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