Mattel demonstrates newest Rock’em Prototype at CES 2011

blair | January 6, 2011

At CES, Mattel and Qualcomm are demonstrating the latest prototype of the Rock’em Sock’em Augmented Reality game being developed for Mattel by Aura Interactive, using Qualcomm’s AR SDK. If you are at CES, stop by their booths and check the game out.

Rock’em Sock’em Demoed at Uplinq 2010

blair | July 6, 2010

On June 30, 2010, Dr. Paul Jacobs demonstrated the Rock’em Sock’em prototype built by Aura Interactive, in collaboration with Qualcomm and Mattel, at the opening keynote during the announcement of Qualcomm’s AR SDK at Uplinq, July 2010. Here are some links discussing the prototype.

And, of course, here is a video of the game, produced at Mattel.
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SantaVision updated to version 1.01

blair | December 22, 2009

Aura Interactive is pleased to announce that the first update to their interactive AR toy, SantaVision, will soon be available in the iPhone App Store.  This version fixes a number of small bugs, adds a tutorial/help section, as well as the ability to drag the current scene to better align it with your view of the world.

A demonstration video of SantaVision can be seen below.

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About SantaVision

Use SantaVision to create, share and view interactive augmented reality Christmas scenes anywhere in the world! Add virtual decorations and messages to your house, your office or anywhere else in the world that needs a little extra holiday cheer. Look at your friends and family and see them immersed in an augmented Christmas display.

Create a scene by placing, resizing and rotating animated stickers and text around you in the world. Add sound effects to spice up your scene. Hide stickers until the viewer taps on them. Share your SantaVision scenes with friends and family. Keep your scenes private, or make them available on the map to anyone else with the SantaVision application.

SantaVision scenes are created, edited and viewed on top of live video from your iPhone camera.

Features:

  • Create as many scenes as you want
  • Load, Edit and View previously created scenes
  • Share scenes with friends or the world
  • Search for nearby scenes to look at
  • Place, scale and rotate animated decorations
  • Have decorations animate when tapped by the user
  • Add sound effects to decorations
  • Create text messages in different fonts and colors
  • Add optional background music to your scene

SantaVision goes live!

blair | December 18, 2009

Aura Interactive is pleased to announce that their first product, SantaVision, is now available in the iPhone App Store.

SantaVision is social toy for the iPhone 3Gs.

Use SantaVision to create, share and view interactive augmented reality Christmas scenes anywhere in the world! Add virtual decorations and messages to your house, your office or anywhere else in the world that needs a little extra holiday cheer. Look at your friends and family and see them immersed in an augmented Christmas display.

Create a scene by placing, resizing and rotating animated stickers and text around you in the world. Add sound effects to spice up your scene. Hide stickers until the viewer taps on them. Share your SantaVision scenes with friends and family. Keep your scenes private, or make them available on the map to anyone else with the SantaVision application.

SantaVision scenes are created, edited and viewed on top of live video from your iPhone camera.

Features:

  • Create as many scenes as you want
  • Load, Edit and View previously created scenes
  • Share scenes with friends or the world
  • Search for nearby scenes to look at
  • Place, scale and rotate animated decorations
  • Have decorations animate when tapped by the user
  • Add sound effects to decorations
  • Create text messages in different fonts and colors
  • Add optional background music to your scene