Showing posts from September, 2010

Ogmenting My Games

This past summer in New York I got the opportunity to meet up and interview OriInbar, CEO and cofounder of Ogmento, an augmented reality gaming company. I would easily say that Ogmento is a leader in the commercial AR gaming space and Ori is one of the industry's key players.
He is a founder/author at Gamesalfresco, a leading blog on augmented reality, one of the organizers of the Augmented Reality Event, and heads the Augmented Reality New York (ARNY)meetup group. His company Ogmento, with a development team in New York and a creative studio located in Los Angeles, has raised $3.5 million dollars in a first round of institutional funding from Chart Venture Partners and other private investors.
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Here is a promotional Augmented Reality (AR) app by Ogmento developed to promote the iPhone launch by Orange Telecom Israel.

Put A Spell, the world's first augmented reality learning game for the iPhone.

Many thanks to Ori for such an informative and fun interview. I look fo…

Time to Kinect with your video games

So Microsoft has created a controller-free gaming and entertainment experience for the Xbox 360 console platform called Kinect. Originally labeled Project Natal, the device is a webcam style add-on peripheral that enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller through a natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presented objects and images.

Obviously this is Microsoft's answer to the Wii and PlayStation Move motion control systems. Ole Kjeldsen, Director of Platform and developers at Microsoft Denmark, gave a great presentation on Kinect at the NEXT 2010 event a couple weeks back.
The potential for the type of games and applications that can be made from this device have very interesting possibilities. One such game Milo, is highlighted in the video below.

So even though Kinect is scheduled to launch worldwide starting with North America in November of this year, I got the chance to play with it during the NEXT 2…