Two years from now, Augmented Reality will be one of the biggest businesses in the world. While AR-enabled devices start to slowly trickle into the market, VR has already got a big boost in its numbers since 2017. For now, the AR experience can be enjoyed by using either a console or an AR-enabled Smartphone.
There are tonnes of AR games available for Android devices. We have curated a list of the top games you can enjoy in 2018. At the moment, geo-location games are the biggest blockbusters in the AR segment since they are the easiest to recreate using a smartphone. But that is not the only type available.
Pokémon Go is a great example of how addictive these AR games can become. The company set several Guinness book records after launching the game. It is a geo-location based adventure game where the game superimposes a virtual object in a real-world location. The app got over 100 million downloads in Google Play Store.
Ingress is another product from the producers of Pokémon Go, Niantic studio. It was released in 2012 and is still popular due to its captivating plot. The game revolves around the story of two factions that try to control the Dark Energy. One side wants to use it to control humanity while the other one wants to protect humanity from it. You choose which side to join and fight. Since the whole world is a battlefield, you can play it from where you are. It is a very ‘Star War’ like game.
ARrrrrgh is a pirate version of ‘hide and seek’. It involves a parrot, treasure hunts and a lot of rum. You can choose to make your home or any other place as quest territory. The game is still in a young stage and does not contain any in-app ads. So it is a lot of fun to play.
If you like puzzles, this AR game is for you. You have to move various blocks inside a box. The main aim of the game is to move the core piece into the center. The beauty of this form of a game is that they can be played without any form of AR device apart from your smartphone. The AR app superimposes an image on your display and uses your natural surroundings.