Leading experience engineering specialist, INDE, has launched new augmented reality (AR) pet monkey hologram app in China for the Year of the Monkey celebrations.
‘Pocket Pet’ uses augmented reality technology that gives users a highly personalized experience: the animal appears in users’ own real world environment, just like a real pet.
The aim of the game is for players to entertain their pet and look after it properly so that it remains their companion for life. The app features a 3D environment where the monkey rests, and an AR view where the player can interact with the monkey.
Future updates will include exclusive unlockable content, video recording, and interaction with real life objects. Going forward, other animals of the Chinese Zodiac will be joining the monkey within the same app.
“AR is a new way to educate people in the most entertaining way imaginable. China’s character of the year, brought alive with this cutting-edge technology will give young people across Asia, and the world, a unique opportunity to spend their spare time. It is a great mixture of entertainment and learning to be responsible at the same time, ” said Alex Poulson, CEO of INDE.
Pocket Pet can be downloaded for free at Google Play and the Apple App Store. It will also be available for free in China app stores Baidu and Wandoujia very soon. The app is suitable for ages 8 and up.
INDE has worked with global clients to produce AR systems, including National Geographic, the BBC and 20th Century Fox.