Freeverse has just released an augmented reality game that utilizes your iPhone’s camera to allow tap and collect fairies in a real-world environment. Fairies will appear to be floating right in front of your eyes just like…well…magic!
Full Press Release:
BROOKLYN, NY — September 28, 2009 — Freeverse today announced the Fairy Trails App, a beautiful augmented reality game for iPhone and iPod touch, leveraging the latest technology in iPhone OS 3.1 including camera and compass access.
Shake the device to power the detector and then scan your surroundings for magical creatures. Fairy Trails uses the camera and compass of iPhone 3GS to merge the real world and game world in spectacular ways. For iPod touch users, a stunning forest setting is rendered for the fairies to inhabit.
Simply tap the fairies, fireflies and butterflies to collect them in your jars. The more fairies you capture, the more power you’ll have to detect the special quicker fairies!
Ian Lynch Smith, president of Freeverse said, “The iPhone’s ability to allow us to merge 3D game elements with real world, real time environments, opens up tremendous possibilities for new games and apps. We’re really excited about this new technology and have just begun to scratch the surface of its potential.”
Fairy Trails is tailored to provide a compelling gaming experience on iPhone and iPod touch models.
• iPhone 3GS – Full AR and range of motion using compass-based movement
• iPhone, iPhone 3G and all iPod touch models with 3.1 – Full accelerometer-based vertical movement
• All iPhone models running iPhone OS 3.1 – Full camera support
See the official site for more screenshots and video.