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The gaming studio behind "Angry Birds" has made a version of the famous mobile game for mixed-reality headset Magic Leap.
I got to demo the game, and it was the perfect use of Magic Leap's tech.
Spot - Table - Setup - Pigs - Combinations
I selected a spot on a real table, and up sprang the familiar setup of green pigs perched atop various combinations of blocks. Then you get to work knocking them down.
What's impressive is Rovio built "Angry Birds" having not seen the Magic Leap kit.
Birds - Birds - Magic - Leap
If you love "Angry Birds," you will go wild for "Angry Birds" on Magic Leap.
Rovio, the gaming studio behind the franchise, teamed up with VR/AR specialists Resolution Games to bring its original slingshot to the much-hyped mixed-reality headset.
Magic - Leap - Glasses - August - Disappointment
Magic Leap first revealed its long-awaited glasses in August, and they were met with some disappointment from critics.
But having spent just 30 minutes with the game (which was released in October) at a demo in London, it is possibly the perfect application of Magic Leap's tech.
Headset - Field - Dots - Room - Game
When I first put the headset on, a field of white dots spread out, mapping the room. Then, I was invited to place the game wherever I wanted.
I selected a spot on a table, and up sprang the familiar setup of green pigs perched atop various combinations of blocks. You then use a very simple slingshot mechanic to catapult the birds towards the pigs, as in the original mobile game.
Game - Table - Angle - Nose - Pigs
The game was extremely intuitive, and intensely addictive. I walked all around the table looking for the best angle. I also stooped in so close my nose was almost touching the pigs, who mocked me as I peered at them. As I moved around, a group of birds followed me around on the table, ready to be launched.
Most amazing was probably the fact that when I accidentally overshot and saw a bird...
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