As a kid I loved exploring. My friends and I would wander into the woods and fields on the outskirts of the small town where we lived, whether rain or shine, and go on mini adventures to see what treasures we could find. Our nets would be out as will sifted through the dirt on the river bed, our mini shovels would dig holes under the trees… and we would go home with a small bag full of colored glass and smooth rocks thinking we’d be rich!
What would have happened if we’d found mysterious alien gun parts on our treasure hunt expeditions?
When the going gets tough and aliens invade your hometown, you don’t want to be one of those scared kids who runs and hides behind your mom and dad waiting for the trouble to pass over! You want to be on the front line of the action! Putting together those strange, mysterious gun parts you’ve found to battle those aliens and run them out of town!
You’ve got 9 mysterious raygun parts and more than 20 wacky combinations which you can use. Maybe you’ll blast goo or lightening…. Or maybe you’ll have to try the various combinations and see what happens!
Have hours of fun over the holiday season battling aliens to save your hometown!
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“In the movies they were taught the good guys always win….”
On Thursday 19th July 2012 AppGear released the long awaited augmented reality game; Elite CommandAR.
What is augmented reality? I hear some of you say…. Augmented reality aims to duplicate the environment around you in a computer (or in our case an iPhone, iPad, iTouch, or Android Device). It combines the real scene (as viewed by the user) and a virtual scene generated by a computer.
“Those who survived crawled out of the rubble that was once a house, a city, a country… “
Elite CommandAR turns your world into a digital battlefield.
Playing Elite CommandAR will immerse your physical self into a virtual mission. You will be using the AR markers included with the game to take out and defeat the alien invaders who are sneaking through the portal from their world into yours. You will need to use your intelligence, wit and cunning to fight for the survival of the planet…. Your family, your friends, everyone you know…
“Using scavenged alien technology, we built a cybernetically enhanced suit to put one fighter on equal footing with the Vorosins.
And that marine is…you”.
Do you think you can complete the mission? Save the planet?
Comic-Con is a huge event and takes place every year in San Diego. It’s a comic and arts convention, which features comic books (obviously… hence the title of the event!), games, art, movies and special guests. It’s a chance for fans from across the world to congregate under one roof, dress as their favorite comic/movie characters and participate in some celebrity sight seeing for days on end…. And this year AppGear had the chance to participate as a special guest!
Thousands of people flooded through the AppGear games truck, which was parked in Petco Park Parking Lot outside the Comic-Con main entrance.
Dedicated pilots fighting in historic battles, hungry and tired zombies fighting off hordes of angry humans, elite commanders saving the earth from a fierce race of bloodthirsty aliens and everyone trying to stop those pesky little green aliens from escaping! The AppGear team and fans gathered together in extraordinary fashion for an event to remember.
AppGear fans had the chance to try our latest augmented reality app toys as well as have sneak peeks into future releases. Cash prizes were given and battles were won!
It was 4 days of fun-tastic mayhem and the AppGear team loved every minute of it!
Did you see us at Comic-Con? If so, post your stories on our Facebook page and let us know all about your AppGear experiences.
You can give your team a tactical advantage by gearing up with Assault Striker attachments to increase your range, take out enemies with super ammo or grenades, and scan for enemies.
Rapid Fire System (RFS)
A powerful tool for close-quarter combat, the Rapid Fire System can mow down enemies with a burst of rapid-fire super ammo. Combine the RFS with the Scope for access to its long-range weapon styles and to switch between being a machine gunner and sniper. An RFS and Enemy Scanner combo lets you do more damage and lowers shield recharge time.
Refractor Launch System (RLS)
If another team is closing in on you, you can take out multiple enemies with one mega-blast from the Refractor Launch System. Add the Scope to fire on enemies using its long-range weapon styles or combine with the Enemy Scanner for increased damage and lower shield recharge time.
The Scope equips two exclusive long-range weapon styles (Optic Strike and Refractor Strike) and increases the Assault Striker’s range so you can take out enemies without being spotted. Perfect for the role of sniper. Combining it with the RLS or RFS gives you access to those attachments’ weapon styles and adds recoil action.
With the Enemy Scanner, you can detect enemy movement and get them before they get you. Aside from getting the jump on opposing teams, you’ll increase damage from all five of the Assault Striker’s built-in weapon styles and lower the shield recharge time. Attach an RFS or RLS for extra firepower.
We had an absolutely amazing time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, where apps and games really took the show by storm.
If you had a chance to visit us at the Wall of Apps, ShowStoppers or the Mobile Apps Showdown (we were a finalist!), then we hope you enjoyed the fun line of amplified reality games that we’re launching this Spring.
If you weren’t able to make it out, check out the following review and coverage direct from the event floor.
LAS VEGAS — Kids have it so good these days. Sure, they can use their “imaginations” to play games, but now traditional fantasy play can be augmented by mobile devices for even more textured experiences…
LAS VEGAS — There are tech toys and there are game apps, and back in the day never the twain should meet. Now WowWee hopes to change that with its launch at CES 2012 of AppGear, a collection of toys and free downloadable apps that are meant to work with your iOS or Android device to change up the gaming grid as we know it…
LAS VEGAS — WowWee rolled out AppGear, a line of iOS games that work with toy accessories. The one that caught our eye at CES 2012 was this cute little toy airplane that is part of a flight simulator game…
At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, WowWee, which makes both robotics and digital toys, announced that it is launching a line of six toys called AppGear that combines virtual and real-world play…
LAS VEGAS — At the International Consumer Electronics Show WowWee unveiled a previously announced line of toys it calls “Appcessories,” which are game pieces, collectable figures and toys that control games on Android or Apple devices…
AppGear is right around the corner and we’re gearin’ up for an amplified Spring — all puns intended.
Here’s a quick recap of some of the press we’ve received for this exciting lineup of amplified reality toys.
“I love it when a toy company takes play trends seriously and then creates an amazing product. As a family with 4 iPods, an Android smart phone and a tablet, apps are quite popular. “Mom can I buy this app?” is a phrase I’ve heard countless times.”
“It’s a familiar refrain among parents of young children: Kids don’t want to play with toys anymore because they’d rather play games on an iPad or a smartphone. Now, some toy makers are trying to adapt by fusing phone and tablet apps with store-bought toys. One of these companies, WowWee Toys, recently showed me some of their prototypes as part of a toy line they’re calling “App Gear.””
“WowWee, the company best known for its endless supply of adorable robot toys, is kicking off 2012 with something a little more virtual than visceral. AppGear combines actual physical toys with iOS and Android apps, like the launch title Foam Fighters. Each collectible, action figure or playset is paired with its own free, downloadable app that offers an augmented reality game or virtual way to interact with the toys.”
“After all, who doesn’t want to see their toys come to life? It looks like the Alien Jailbreak works by placing the alien jail toy in front of you and then shooting the aliens with an iOS or Android augmented reality application of some type.”
We’re pumped… Like really pumped. Actually, you might want to sit down for this one…
WowWee is amplifying reality with AppGear, our new line of products that merge toys and apps for interactive digital and real-world fun. This new product category will redefine gameplay by upgrading the physical experience with digital action.
The folks at TechCrunch got a sneak preview. Check it out below.
Take projection out of boardrooms and movie theaters and into any room. Play apps like Ping Pong Battle at full size…
Cinemin Slice is a portable pico projector that lovingly cradles and connects to your favorite multimedia devices, splashing your movies, videos, photos, games, and slides on to walls and ceilings, and caressing these enlarged images with rich stereo sound. Buy one now at WowWee Tech Shop.
Lite Pets are Lite Sprites’ adorable forest friends who add a little more color to Lite-Topia. One of the Lite Pets is Butterfly and now you can help Butterfly hunt for flowers in an exciting mini-game found at LiteSprites.com. Click on Butterfly’s Flower Hunt and then use your keyboard’s arrow keys to move around in the wind. But watch out for the thorns!