Clares AR wishlist
While I’m talking about AR in this article, I’m refering mostly to the Hololens and devices similar to it which are surely in development right now. AR is a new platform for gaming which will provide gamers with a brand new gaming experience.
I’ve already pulled together a list of my top 10 most wanted AR games. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that the following games and series will get a debut as a AR game on the Hololens in the near future.
The original cartoon for Yu-Gi-Oh had players fighting with holographic cards so it only makes sense for the game to come to AR. Imagine just putting on your headset and seeing your cards come to life on the playing field. It would be like a dream come true for all of us who grew up watching and playing the game.
Table-top games are great fun and being able to play it through AR would be amazing. There would be no need for real figures and you could play on pretty much any surface available. It could even attract more players to this style of game.
Following the last entry, it would be great to see board games coming to life and would let players access a wide range of games without needing to own the physical version of the game. Monopoly, Battleships, Risk and more would be great games for AR.
Anyone who owned a Nintendo DS probably remembers this game. It allowed players to own their a virtual dog for them to raise, train and care for. It only makes sense that AR would allow people to ‘own’ a dog, cat or another virtual animal.
Roller Coaster Tycoon
I love theme park simulation-strategy games and grew up playing the RCT series. Being able to create my own park on a table using AR would literally be a dream come true. It might not work out too well but I can dream at least!
The Room is a quality puzzle game for mobile and PC. Bringing this game into the room would be great and add a new dimension to this puzzle game. Having a puzzle game similar to this on VR would be amazing and has a lot of potential.
Escape the Room
Creating a game like this in AR could prove to be challenging but it could work very well. Imagine being ‘trapped’ in a room in your house and having to complete a series of tasks to unlock the door and escape the room. This type of game could be ideal for AR.
When I was younger I used to play some CSI games on PC where I have to find evidence to locate the killer. Bringing this style of game to AR could work fantastically where the player is take to the location and must hunt for virtual clues in the room or around their location.
Just like with board games, bringing the Civilization game into the household would be a game-changer. Players could create a minture game on their table or on floor then compete against other players or the AI. A game of this style would work brilliantly in AR, assuming players had a good amount of room that is.
Let’s face it, the ability to create a virtual city on a table would be amazing. Just like with Hololens Minecraft, bringing Cities: Skylines to the AR platform could result in hours of entertainment while sat at a desk or a table.
Other potentially great games
- Angry Birds
- Plants vs Zombies
- Robot Wars
- Total War
- Door Kickers
- Black and White