New AR Technology Changes Game Dev Industry

Over the past six months, our team has been working on the implementation of the idea that will allow using the phone as a tool for developers and designers who work on UE4. Soon, possibly it will be available for other game engines, and design programs.

The main idea is to use a smartphone as an additional tool for developers and designers — the user can move any object, camera, blueprint, etc in a game scene in real-time moving the phone. There are no restrictions, you can walk around the room, rotate the phone in all axes, and the selected object will repeat all your movements in the game scene. You only need a smartphone that supports ARCore For the tracking — Forget about sensors and cameras, you don’t need them anymore.

Why we created the App?

We believe that the phone, as a gadget available to each user, can become a valuable tool in the hands of developers and improve existing models of working with animation, tracking, cinematic scenes, and overall allow developers to create new game mechanics, where the phone is the next interactive step to continue the gameplay.

We decided to offer an open access to the plug-in and its source code so that any developer could independently port our App to any other platform and use it for their work purposes.

We did the same with our Virtual App, it will be free until we can offer the widest possible range of functions and features for users to cover all possible needs for using this technology.

https://github.com/BuravkovMikhail/VirtualAppPlugin.git

We did the same with our Virtual App, it will be free until we can offer the widest possible range of functions and features for users to cover all possible needs for using this technology.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=byowls.virtualapp

Soon we will record some video tutorials and will demonstrate the possibilities of using this application. But even now we can say that there can be a huge number of ideas and we gladly let each of you independently test this technology and decide for yourself where and how it will help you in your work and your implementation of a new idea and game mechanics.

We ask everyone who is interested in this technology to try it, leave a review, offer or to take part in the development of a technology that is aimed at changing game standards for game dev.

You can see how to use the plugin and App following our link — https://byowls.com/virtual-app/

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