People are doing some pretty amazing things with Microsoft's Hololens headset, but Abhishek Singh deserves additional praise for his efforts.
Not only has he recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality, he even dressed up as the famous plumber and tested the stage out in New York's crowded Central Park - an act which earned him a few awkward glances from people passing by.
Social stigma aside, Singh's work shows the power of AR and the advantage it brings over Virtual Reality - instead of being closed-off from the world, this kind of project creates gameplay challenges within the real world.
Nintendo has previously dabbled in AR with the 3DS on a very basic level, but perhaps the Japanese giant will return to it some day soon and create an official Super Mario AR game?
This is ridiculous and I love it.
AR > VR. All attention should be focusing on developing AR further.
That visual was very deceitful.
Beware of Delusion level Max !
OMG! That looks so fun. But I just got to ask, what happens when he walks into the gap? And, how does one jump up onto the blocks above you?
Pretty awesome, shame he couldnt jump onto the platforms
Phil Spencer: "We call it 'Mixed Reality' now, dammit!"
Oh the ability to shoot fireballs from your fingertips...
Sort of proves how World 1-1 has stood the 30+ year test of time as one of the simplest, yet effective, tutorial levels in gaming history. Looks like tons of fun.
Uhm, folks... This video is fake. He must have made the CGI to fit his movements.
Microsoft Hololens does not give you that view. You swallowed the bait, Nintendo Life.
(Added later for those that still think this is real: Hololens displays graphics in a small, centred window, that are semi-transparent in daylight.)
This is really cool. Just a shame you can't actually climb the steps to jump on the flagpole due to a lack of anything physically being there!
Looks really cool
This is awesome.
Hololense speed run, the death of crossfit.
Now, if we can just get an 'Other M' A/R game life would be complete.
@BornInNorway81 Give you what view? First person? Yes, it does! Pretty sure this is real. Did you not see the occasional flashes of Unity's logo and the jittery-ness of the platforms? It's real alright.
Not real. Fake. Hololens displays graphics in a small, centred window, that are semi-transparent in daylight.
"Give you what view? First person? Yes, it does! Pretty sure this is real. Did you not see the occasional flashes of Unity's logo and the jittery-ness of the platforms? It's real alright."
Welcome, ladies and gentleman to the future. Where running around in public, framed in headgear, interacting with imaginary objects, and running away from imaginary monsters like you're dripping acid is perfectly, completely ordinary.
I feel dizzy just watching it and I want to throw up.....
Everyone around is probably thinking "...what is that kid doing?"
this is both ridiculous and awesome. if this were a theme park attraction it would be sold out in seconds and have a line that is miles long to get in. of course then i may fight my way to the front of the line.
the only thing wrong with this at this point is that a few of the physics need to be fixed, but that doesn't matter right now because it seems to be in early stages of development.
i want to see better interactions with the bad guys in the level. they need to come at you and be able to attack. it needs to be put in an environment of where it can go main stream. (like Nintendo land for example.)
this might make a bad video game. (but still too early to tell) however, it would probably make the best theme park attraction in the world.
now to get Nintendo to let us up on this. time to go into business with them.
This is almost like a headline from the Onion, haha.
I never thought about how lame the Mushroom Kingdom would feel if you could just walk around obstacles.
nibelsnarf you Abhishek Singh!, you're using properties of Nintendo. you should not be allowed to use any of them as it's against copyright laws. I reported you to Nintendo for using their properties of their own IP.
@andrew124 watch the language.
I'm not going to watch my language because what that guy is doing is illegal as all the objects in that game are property of Nintendo and is also against copyright laws.
@BornInNorway81 The Hololens has a camera that can record in full view. The small window is needed to fit your eyes. For others it can record "fullscreen".
@andrew124 shush. Nothing you say is worth its salt.
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