We’ve all heard about augmented reality, but very few people know just what it is. In the video game industry, augmented reality is used to represent a fictional world by overlaying digital images onto physical objects that you see. This is not to say that the objects themselves are real, however, as it is simply a representation of the world that is displayed in front of you.
The most popular application of this technology has been for gaming. In the past, games only allowed a limited amount of visual information to be displayed on the screen. This was because video game developers wanted to make the experience fun and exciting. This meant that more or less any visual information that you would need to complete a task or action could not be displayed on the screen. It’s like going to a movie theatre with a TV screen that shows your favourite pictures on one side and all the information you need to play the game on the other.
This was the beginning of a movie theatre experience, but it quickly became apparent that this wasn’t going to provide the same level of entertainment for every user. As more video games were developed, the developers started to think of ways to provide the same level of entertainment without requiring the player to actually look around the virtual environment. Instead of having two screens, one for the game and one for your own visual information, they found that they could use one large screen that could display a multitude of different images, including images of the real world. This created a completely new way of entertaining players that had no physical limitations.
This new technology has really taken off with the use of augmented reality cinema in films. For example, Avatar is a film that features a whole range of scenes from the real world. This includes many places that aren’t really featured in the movie itself such as the Amazon rainforest and the ice-caves beneath the Arctic sea.
The scenes in the movie aren’t actual in the real world, but rather are representations of those places. You’ll find that you can go into these locations, and view the exact same sights that you would in the real world, while playing the game. This allows you to experience the virtual world just as if you were actually there.
Augmented reality is also useful for helping to create new adventures and experiences in the game. For example, you might be playing a game like World of Warcraft. While you’re doing something like harvesting resources and fighting monsters, you’ll come across a character who happens to be talking to you.
It isn’t possible for you to hear their conversation, but they are able to hear you thanks to augmented reality. They then give you a map so that you can find out where they are, while also showing you the locations that they are in real life. They have conversations about things like the best routes to take, or information about local landmarks. You can choose to do this to learn more about the character as they will let you see more information from them.
Augmented reality is used for a lot more than just games though. It can be used for a variety of applications, such as to help people to see different aspects of the environment. It is used in film, music videos and advertisements. There are even applications that can display your address, phone number and much more on the screen of your mobile phone.