Saturday, February 11, 2012

App Tag for iPhone & Android

This has already been talked about on Urban Taggers, but App Tag reached out to me so I thought I would share the info also. This laser tag game uses your cell phone(iPhone/iPod Touch/Android) as the display for gameplay. The App Tag units can be fitted to any tac rail to be used with your favorite blasters. App Tag needs to reach a goal of $30,000 and they are well on the way. NM&R is going to get behind this and I hope the goal is met so this concept can become a reality.


From the site:

AppTag Laser Blaster brings first person shooter console gameplay to smartphones in the real world. Obviously, as with any blaster toy, the object is to shoot your friends! The AppTag does the shooting and the smartphone keeps score and tracks everything else, the App even adds Augmented Reality objects such as medkits, armour, weapons and ammo packs!



What Do You Get?

1. AppTag Unit
2. Pistol Grip
3. Trigger and wire
4. Free App.
5. Lovely retail box to hold it!


Head over to App Tag and check out the info. I hope the goal is met because this seems like a really cool concept that's designed around everyone's favorite device.


AppTag Laser Blaster from Jon Atherton on Vimeo.

10 comments:

  1. Hmmm, might be worth it to pick up a pair, mount them on my favorite blasters, then use the two grips we get for grip replacements of the tiny grips on some of my buzz bee blasters.

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  2. I saw this a couple days ago, and have been seriously considering contributing myself. They look pretty cool, and would be fun to play on top of some Nerf.

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  3. While I like the idea and that it's essentially competition for Hasbros new Lazer Tag system, there are two things I worry about. First and foremost is the safety of the device bring used for it. The iDevice cradle for Hasbro's LT system looks to not only secure the unit better, but provides protection in case the user takes a mean spill. The other concern I have is range, as that lens housing for the emitter looks awfully small. I would guess max ranges for a lens of that size in the 100 ft range, which is kind of dismal for laser tag systems. I do like how it attaches to N-Strike rails though!

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    1. I think it's only intended for indoor use

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    2. If I recall correctly, the owner mentions ranges of 100 meters in the FAQ of the Kickstarter page

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  4. I like the Idea! No, I LOVE it!

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  5. Dropping your phone on the ground = priceless

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    1. Still.. It looks awsome. But yeah.. If you slip up on the ground.. Doof.

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  6. If only iPod Nano was able to use apps, I would prefer a smaller screen to cut down on the bulkiness of using a smartphone, especially when connected to a blaster rail. Loving the concept, nonetheless!

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  7. That looks awesome but my friends don't have iPods or smartphones

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