Daily Glixel: A New 'Dungeons & Dragons' Mobile Game is Coming

Yes, there will be gelatinous cubes.

Load Previous
Finnish Company Gamifies Rock Climbing With Augmented Reality
5
Valo Motion5/5

Finnish Company Gamifies Rock Climbing With Augmented Reality

A Finnish company called Valo Motion is using augmented reality to turn rock wall climbing into a video game. Augmented Climbing projects interactive game graphics on a wall while people work out, then uses custom computer vision to see what the climber does, basically turning the wall into a giant touch screen. Some of the games on offer include Sparks, a maze with moving levels; Climball, a two-player ball game with cooperative and competitive modes; and Whack-a-Bat, where players, you know, smack bats around. So far, Augmented Climbing is available in climbing gyms in over 30 countries, including 10 locations in the U.S.

(Thanks, New Atlas!)

Back to Top