Gaming Trend Alert: Augmented Reality Concept Fuses Technology with Traditional Board Games; Seeks Kickstarter.com Community Engagement and Backers
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As worldwide video game sales approach $100 billion annually, a resurgence in traditional board games over the past decade has opened the door to incorporating augmented reality (AR), a powerful tool capable of merging the two game types. Capitalizing on this growing trend, Nocturnal Media and internationally known game designer, Stewart Wieck, announce the development of an augmented reality game prototype to be featured on Kickstarter.com, titled Darkling Plain, a fantasy board game that utilizes AR technology on smart devices such as iPhones to create stunning 3D graphics. The Darkling Plain Kickstarter.com campaign seeks community engagement and backers to achieve its goal of raising $120,000
“We have provided advanced AR solutions to many oil and gas companies, medical institutions, high-tech firms and with Nocturnal Media’s latest breakthrough, the gaming industry.”
“Augmented reality is the media channel of the future,” says Oliver Diaz, founder of Houston-based FuelFX. “We have provided advanced AR solutions to many oil and gas companies, medical institutions, high-tech firms and with Nocturnal Media’s latest breakthrough, the gaming industry.”
Employing the latest in AR, players move physical tokens that transform into fantastical warriors and creatures across a game board that becomes a gorgeous landscape. Featured on Kickstarter.com this month, Darkling Plain seeks to create an online community and generate production funds.
“Augmented reality demonstrates the potential to combine the best of both video games and board games,” says game co-designer Stewart Wieck. “Outstanding board games have clean, simple gameplay that leads to complex results and offer an irreplaceable social component, while video games have an undeniable visual appeal and invisibly perform complicated calculations. Darkling Plain combines these social and technological strengths.”
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About Nocturnal Media
Nocturnal Media was co-founded by Stewart Wieck and Oliver Diaz. Stewart previously formed White Wolf Publishing where he co-created genre-defining roleplaying games set within the World of Darkness, including Vampire: The Masquerade and Mage: The Ascension. He owned and operated White Wolf from 1986 until 2006 when he merged White Wolf with CCP Games, creator of EVE Online. He contributed to both EVE and the World of Darkness MMO before leaving to form Nocturnal Media. Oliver Diaz is founder and CEO of FuelFX, a 3D production design firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides cutting-edge, strategic, imaginative communication solutions to the energy industry and other technology-intensive business sectors.
For more information visit www.nocturnal-media.com, www.fuelfx.com or Twitter: @stewartwieck.
For Nocturnal Media
Brad Ginsburg, 713-721-4774