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Windows Phone 8 Game Development by Marcin Jamro

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Augmented reality

The augmented reality (AR) is an interesting solution in games and applications that combines the real world with elements generated by computers.

In the Space Aim 3D game, you will use the augmented reality to present locations of other players into the image received from the camera. The size of the player indicator depends on the distance. If the player is close to your location, the rectangle is big. Similarly, while you are moving further, its size is smaller. The indicator contains both, the player name and the Navigate button that launches navigation from your current location to GPS coordinates of the place where the player was while playing the game. The following sketch presents indicators of three players on the World ...

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