Finnish game company Rovio has released an augmented reality game called Angry Birds Isle of Pigs, developed with Swedish game studio Resolution Games for Apple’s mobile devices.
Rovio said the game’s augmented reality element allowed players to overlay its three-dimension environment onto their own surroundings such as a table, by viewing it through an iPhone or iPad.
The new game combines the classic game with the iPhone or iPad's camera to allow you to virtually project the game onto real-world surfaces like tables and floors.
The game “allows players to take the power of the Angry Birds slingshot into their hands like never before, placing the classic piggy constructed towers into the player’s own environment using Apple’s ARKit technology,” Rovio said.
Using Apple's ARKit, players can even physically walk around the game with your phone or tablet to try and find the optimal area to launch your bird. Bringing the phone or tablet closer to the surface will similarly allow you to zoom in and out of the pigs' towers and forts.
Players will need to have recent Apple devices to play, such as an iPhone 6s or later, any iPad Pro model or a 5th- or 6th-generation iPad (2017 or 2018 model).
Rovio had previously launched another augmented reality game with Resolution Games, intended for a gaming headset developed by Magic Leap.
Apple has also been developing its own lenses for augmented reality glasses.
The new game is first available for pre-order on Apple’s App Store.