Attach your iPhone to a nerf gun and make a real-world FPS game with AppTag

If you love first-person shooters, you’ll want to hear about this. Silicon Spark, an Australian app development and electronic accessory company, is making an awesome new augmented reality game that allows you to combine laser tag with first person shooters.

Here’s how it is described on the Kickstarter page:

Each unit has an IR sender and receiver, and the AppTag unit works together with an attached smartphone or iPod Touch. […] The AppTag unit communicates with iPods, iPhones or Android devices using high frequency sound – so it just works with no Bluetooth or WiFi setup required. The high frequency sounds are well out of human hearing and don’t disturb animals since the volume is quite low. Importantly – the headphone jack remains free, so we can use the microphone and the speaker for sound effects and in game communication.

If you want to grab your own, hurry! The Kickstarter project is only a few hours away from completion! The good news is that it has already met its minimum goal, so the device is guaranteed to be made. If you want one, the minimum pledge is $35 USD, but you’ll probably end up wanting at least two ($65 USD) so you can play with a friend.

Are you interested in how augmented reality games are being implemented with iOS? We are too. Let us know what your favorite AR game is in the comment section below this post. We’d love to review it.

Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.