Rescape: A New Platform to Make Your World a Game
It’s not augmented reality or virtual reality, it’s “reality gaming.” That’s the label start-up studio 13th Lab has pinned on its impressive new platform, Rescape, which uses some fancy mapping technology, your smartphone’s camera, and a proprietary controller to transform the world around you into a first-person shooter.
I could explain Rescape to you myself, but it’s more impressive seeing it in action in the Kickstarter video:
How does it work? From 13th Lab:
“The Rescape SDK, specifically developed for the Rescape hardware’s special optics, maps your environment and tracks your movements in the real world with centimeter accuracy, enabling you to physically walk around in virtual worlds that map 1:1 to your real environment. See and hear the world around you like you’ve never seen or heard it before through the screen and earbuds of your iPhone.”
Like the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, the folks at 13th Lab want to get Rescape into the hands of devs as quickly as possible and let them go nuts with the tech, and the included open SDK, before making and shipping an actual consumer version. If the $150,000 Kickstarter is successful, they hope to get the kits to backers by September.
Interested? You can support the project or pick up a dev kit of your own for $130. Head on over to the Rescape Kickstarter to contribute.