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Pro Android Games, Second Edition by Vladimir Silva

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Chapter 9

A Look into the Future: Augmented Reality and Google TV

This chapter covers the future of casual gaming: augmented reality (AR). It is coming, my friends, and from what I have seen of PS Vita and other mobile gaming portables, it is the future of casual gaming in mobile. This chapter also explores the next big wave coming to your living room: Internet TV (Goggle TV, to be precise).

There is a lot of hype surrounding augmented reality, but what is it and how can you build games around it? Furthermore, what kinds of games are good for it? These are some of the questions I will answer in this chapter. Let’s get started.

What Is AR?

“AR” is the term used to describe the software tools used to overlay virtual imagery onto the real world. ...

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