There is a new place in town where the kids can have some afternoon fun. Located at 2 Orchard Link, *Scape Co. Ltd, #02-15 HadoSingapore is a space where one can try out games like the HadoShoot, Hado Monster Battle or have a go at PvP.
There was two main battle arenas in the shop. The one nearer the entrance was for Hado Shoot and Hado Monster Battle. I played the game together with the kids and had the whole experience on how AR can stimulate your senses.
Before we played the games the battler masters gave us a briefing on the gear that we would be using and how they operated. Each of us were given a headset which was made up of a Iphone attached to magnifying glasses. The software being use to project the monsters and other creatures had been pre-loaded to the phone which was linked to a main server.
Augmented Reality (AR) games are different from Virtual Reality (VR) game as they require movement on the part of the player and are not restricted by cables nor have gadgets like swords or guns to handle. Each player is strapped on with a headset and a hand sensor which co-ordinates with the sensors on the walls that they are facing. Embedded in the colorful graphics on the wall were motion sensors that could detect the swipe of a player’s hand as they launch cannonballs and their location while actively engaging in the game.
We were given Ipods are motion sensors like the one in the picture above when we played PvP. Each player could modify how “strong” they wanted their shield, big their cannonball should be, speed of their bulllet etc
Here is a video that was shot during our playtime. It shows how the players interact with each other using their hands to blast cannonballs etc We had a 3V3 with the battlemasters and it was boys vs girls.
Here is a video which I took showing how the game plays out from the players lens.
It can be said out of the 3 games the kids love the PvP the best as they had a total of 5 rounds in different formats -2 Vs 2, 3 vs 3, 1 vs 1. We can’t wait to revisit the place when the Hado Karts make their way to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2018.
2 Orchard Link, *Scape Co. Ltd, #02-15, Singapore 237978
Tel: 6634 4668
Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 9pm
Disclaimer: We were invited by HadoSingapore to try out their AR games. All Opinions are 100% mine.