Balloon Buster AR originates from a mobile AR prototype game developed for the Hafven Open House 2017. Our idea was, to create a simple but fun arcade-like game which uses the Augmented Reality (AR) features of modern smartphones or tablets and requires the player’s precision, speed and visual and aural perception to beat the highest score.
The player’s job is to pop as many balloons as possible by shooting darts at them. The player is located in the center of the AR playfield and a set of wooden crates are positioned around the player. One round takes 45 seconds and during this time balloons appear from the crates and the player must shoot darts in their direction by facing them fast enough before they disappear in the sky.
The feedback from the Hafven Open House was very positive and from the very first prototype, Balloon Buster AR has become a publicly available game Google Play and the Apple AppStore.