AppBlaster brings augmented reality games to life
The AppBlaster has two handles and two triggers and is light enough for anyone to use including kids.
The apps use the iPhone or iPod Touch’s camera so you can see your environment on the screen and, at the same time, places virtual targets on the screen whether they are alien attackers, tin cans or clay discs.
With the accelerometer on board the app becomes a 360 degree game with the possibility of targets appearing all around you so players need to keep moving.
The twin triggers activate small foam pads that gently provide the conductive feedback to the iPhone or iPod Touch screen.
There are three apps available from the App Store for the AppToyz AppBlaster now – Alien Attack (free), Tin Can Alley ($1.99) and Pull ($1.99).
Two others – Overkill and Marine Sharpshooter – are due for release in the near future.
The AppToyz AppBlaster turns a touch screen game into a first person shooter game with players able to shoot bullets, lasers and grenades at the enemy or the targets on their screen.
Each game has multiple levels, numerous targets and enemies and the ability to upgrade your weapon’s strengths and abilities.
To reload players tilt the AppBlaster up 90 degrees.
The AppBlaster can be used on its own or with the included shoulder stock extension.
It’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4th generation. An included insert makes the thinner iPod Touch fit perfectly inside the holder.
The AppToyz AppBlaster is priced at $49.95 and is available from Kmart, Australian Geographic, Myer and other major retailers.