NDS Augmented reality hidden object game for DSiWare

Abylight has announced the development of a combination of augmented reality and a hidden object game. The result? AfterZoom for DSiWare.

Abylight is proud to announce that the development of its next exclusive game for Nintendo DSiWare, AfterZoom, has entered its final phase. AfterZoom is an augmented reality and hidden object game exclusive for the Nintendo DSi.

"Creating this project has been an authentic challenge from the start and we are very happy with the end result. AfterZoom is an original game concept that nicely mixes reality and fantasy." - says Nacho Garcia, designer of the game and Abylight's CEO. "We've also developed some interesting algorithms that are able to detect the console movement and different types of images".

AfterZoom takes place in a Lab where there are 3 main areas: the Microscope, the Sample Bank and the Chemical Lab. The Microscope is useful to search for organisms and other elements on the player's surroundings, which may be found in different places and at different zoom levels.

The organisms collected are stored in the Sample Bank. Here, one can also feed them so they are healthy. The healthier they are, the faster they'll grow and the less one will have to check on them. The elements found with the Microscope are stored in the Chemical Lab, which is also where one mixes up new elements for the colonies, based on actual chemistry formulas. Almost all the organisms are in too wild a state to allow a capture. So, before one can store them, it is necessary to weaken them using other organisms from the Sample Bank in a role fight that only lasts 30 seconds. Not all of the organisms have the same stamina nor strike force, which means that strategy is necessary to ensure a win when choosing the right organism to send into a fight.

AfterZoom is a work of fantasy that has real biology and chemistry elements as another main feature. The significance of its cultural improvement has awarded it with a part-grant by the Ministry of Culture of the Spanish government.

Posted on 25-04-2011 by Dennis


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