Gamers can now download the first dedicated game for the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter, AR.Race 2 launched today by creator Parrot for iOS devices.
Bringing another level of enjoyment to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, the augmented reality game allows users to compete with other AR.Drone owners, racing along user-created courses. Users can also download AR.Rescue 2, where they must collect spacecraft parts before getting dismantled by metal eating monsters.
The AR.Race 2 game allows users to create their own racing course within the boundaries of their current location. Whether it’s inside their house, in the garden or in a larger scale outdoor arena like the middle of a forest, players can set the start and finishing points for their course by placing a tag on the ground using the device’s camera. The vertical camera of the Parrt AR.Drone 2.0 will then recognise the starting and finishing posts, enabling Drone pilots to log their race times.
Every part of the course’s environment, including trees, houses, sofas or doorways, then become part of the potential obstacles on the course. Users can also add new players to their course, or compare scores with other Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 pilots with the AR.Drone Academy function of the AR.FreeFlight piloting app.
The augmented reality AR.Rescue 2 game asks users to fly their Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter through four worlds of 10 levels each. Collecting scattered pieces of a crashed alien spaceship, Drone pilots must battle Crunchers, flying metal munching monsters, along the way using the in-game lasers.
Like with AR.Race 2, users can post their scores to the AR.Drone Academy to compete with the rest of the Drone community using the AR.FreeFlight app.
Do you think the augmented reality apps for the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 can bring a new lease of life the quadricopter? Does your Drone still get used regularly in your household?