Guy Uses His AR Tattoo To Play ‘Sonic’ Video Game In Augmented Reality
By Yoon Sann Wong, 29 Nov 2018
The video game world saw the explosion of augmented reality (AR) among the masses when Niantic’s hit mobile game Pokémon GO rolled out in 2016.
In this unusual crossover that melds the technology with tattoos, Olo Sabandija uses his ink, which doubles as an NES controller, to play a projected AR version of the Sonic video game.
On Twitter, Sabandija shared a demonstration of his AR tattoo in action. The design serves as a marker that’s read by the AR software.
According to GOLEM13.FR, Sabandija explained that, in theory, he could make a video game fully playable with this idea, though movements and navigations will be limited according to the four-way directional D-pad video game control.
For now, Sabandija is building a website, slated to go live in January, to cater to the enquiries about his AR tattoo.
Here's a direct from the screen version of my AR tat pic.twitter.com/CuIYaDZT6m— Olo Sabandija (@olomerol) November 19, 2018
Ok, I hope *now* you agree that my tattoo kicks ass pic.twitter.com/Q28iCBjWT3— Olo Sabandija (@olomerol) November 19, 2018
Holy shit! thanks for the response.— Olo Sabandija (@olomerol) November 20, 2018
A lot of people is asking for AR tattoos, let's do something, DM me our email, and I'll contact you once I got things figured out, because I'll need to make a list of certified tattoo artists and figure out the costs and that kind of stuff. https://t.co/Tch4Z0x9dy
Thanks— Olo Sabandija (@olomerol) November 20, 2018
I wanted an AR tattoo since around 2010, but I lacked the tools/knowledge. I met a guy with an AR tattoo in a game jam who gave me some tips.
and after that it was about a month of sketches, tutorials, design ideas, 3D modelling, texturing, animating and coding.
[via GOLEM13.FR, main video screenshots via Olo Sabandija]
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