Remember POGs? No? Firstly, I envy your youth and, second, you’re about to be introduced to them in an entirely new way.
POGs were little discs you collected and played games with if you were alive two decades ago. I mostly remember them from my near-complete collection of Star Wars POGs that I definitely now need to go and find/sell on eBay. Anyway, London-based Compton Technology wants to bring the 90s phenomenon back to life with the help of augmented reality.
With the help of an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign, the company plans to launch a smartphone app that can scan POGs you collect to use them in a virtual game with online play. The app recreates many of the original discs from the 90s, which can now be traded in-app. You can complete sets that will unlock new content and upgrades.
We’re not entirely sure POGs will take the world by storm once more, but this certainly looks like a fun bit of nostalgia.
Currently the company is planning to run a closed beta for the app in August of this year, with the full launching coming the following September. Backer rewards include a variety of goodies including, you guessed it, physical POGs to clutter your house with. Compton is hoping to raise $50,000 within a month and has so far raised more than 10% of that total.