Snapchat users can now play AR games, with friends, using the platform’s powerful lens and filter features. The update will roll out to users gradually over the course of this week. Some games will have a high score leaderboard, while others let you invite friends to play games directly together.
In the quick teaser below you can see lots of people making funny faces at their phones because that’s the world we live in now:
According to the blog post from this week, users can expect to see games that let them “fight aliens, start a rock band, play basketball, and more — together with your friends, no matter where you are,” with new games releasing each and every week. As someone that hasn’t used Snapchat in months due to the prevalence of Instagram and Facebook now featuring similar mechanics, this is something that would absolutely bring me back to the platform as a gamer that loves using mixed reality.
To play Snappables games all you have to do is click on the background of a photo or video, just like you’re about to use a Lens, but these will be on the left of the camera instead of the right.
Let us know what you think of the idea of AR gaming with Snapchat down in the comments below!