Paparazzi, the winner of Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality Dev Challenge is finally out in the Android Market now. I had been waiting curiously for this game since I had posted about it in my list of some best AR games for Android. After trying my hands on it, I can’t deny that it’s among the rare games that give a glimpse of a true Augmented Reality experience.
Unlike other AR games, in Paparazzi, you need not fix your camera to the marker. It splits gameplay into on-marker and off-marker experience, this way extending the boundaries of AR world.
Download: Paparazzi (It only costs a buck.)
Have a look at its promo:
In the game, you play the role of a paparazzi, who has to make money by taking pictures of the celebrity trapped in Augmented Reality world.
As we all know celebrities hate paparazzies, so as you get closer and snap more pictures of this superstar, he will become angry and he will try to break your camera. When he is really pissed off he will even jump on your phone.
The only thing you can do then is try to shake him off, otherwise your camera will be damaged…and cameras cost a lot of money!
However, right now there are only few challenges available. But we can expect more in the future!