WAR Bots: Combining Virtual and Augmented Realities for an Immersive and Enjoyable Gaming Experience

  • Jaryd Urbani
  • Mohammed Al-Sada
  • Shubhankar Ranade
  • Mingshu Zhang
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10507)

Abstract

Despite the popularity of Augmented and Virtual Reality within gaming, the full potential of such technologies is yet to be fully taken advantage of. Thus, we introduce WAR Bots, a cyber-physical game which intends to investigate the use of both Augmented and Virtual Reality within a coherent gaming experience. We present the underlying architecture to realize our approach, and accordingly, implemented our proposed method in a multiplayer game. Finally, we present the future direction of our approach.

Keywords

Mixed reality Augmented reality Virtual Reality 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaryd Urbani
    • 1
  • Mohammed Al-Sada
    • 1
  • Shubhankar Ranade
    • 1
  • Mingshu Zhang
    • 1
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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