Woorld Is An AR Game Developed With Project Tango

Are you a fan of the crazy Katamari Damacy video game series? Have you played all of its installments? Craving for more? Do you by any chance have an interest in augmented reality devices? Hopefully, you do, because the people at the San Francisco-based Funomena which created the aforementioned series have revealed their latest project earlier this week. It is called "Woorld" and is an AR game powered by Google's Project Tango. In case you haven't heard of it, Project Tango is a technology platform which enables smart mobile devices with the so-called computer vision in order for them to able to sense themselves in space. Basically, Google is trying to find a way to give phones a human-like sense of space and motion and has been doing so for nearly two years now.

But, back to Woorld - it's an open-world game which combines physical surroundings with virtual objects and characters to create a unique playing experience. Woorld players are tasked with exploring their surroundings in order to discover and create some unspecified items by using "digital objects and creatures" the game will place around their otherwise mundane bedrooms, kitchens, courtyards, and... you get the drill. It's an AR game, but with a couple of cool twists. For one, Woorld will encourage its players to team up with the goal of creating larger objects which they'll then be able to share with anyone else in this adorable virtual world. Yeah, it does sound a bit like Minecraft, doesn't it?

It doesn't seem to play like Minecraft, though, at least that's what one can conclude from an extremely short gameplay GIF of Woorld which you can watch below. As for other details regarding this project - there are none. However, here's what we know - it's an AR game powered by one of the most promising augmented reality projects currently in development and it's being made by people that made Katamari Damacy. The Katamari Damacy. In other words, expect a simple yet incredibly addictive formula which will keep you entertained for weeks, if not months. Woorld is technically still an experimental project, so fingers crossed that it does make its way to the market in the future.

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