HYBRIDEX

A Research Project on Hybrid Experiences

Akodomon

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ImageAkodomon is an appcessory  adventure game where players use a special AR cage to move their Akodomon creature in and out of the game app and to care, feed and groom it. Players are also able to strengthen the Akodomon by scanning a physical Akodomon toy.

In Akodomon, an AppGear appcessory game from WowWee, players explore the virtual world of Akodomon, discover hidden regions and engage in battles to restore peace to the land. Playing Akodomon consists of an Akodomon creature, the AR cage, an AR marker and the Akodomon game app. While physical components all come with the game box purchase, the app is available free for the iOS and Android. During play, players are able to scan their Akodomon toy in order to transform their creature into an all-powerful alter ego, Colossus. Each of the six Akodomon has its unique strengths and abilities. The AR cage is used to care for the Akodomon in the real world: the app will indicate when Akodomon needs to be send to its cage for grooming. Using the AR cage, the creature can also be fed in order to power it up. The AR marker, shaped like a tree stump, is used for head-to-head battles with a friend in co-op AR mode. When viewed through a smart device, the AR marker will become the center of the arena.

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Author: teehex

Heikki Tyni is a researcher for the Hybridex project at University of Tampere Gamelab. Into comics and old movies.

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