Today I found out about a funny game called “NerdHerder” for Android.
Although many have already tried to make Augmented Reality games, most have failed miserably at making something that’s actually fun to play.
Although I haven’t played it myself yet, NerdHerder seems to have done it though.
As IT Manager – or nerd herder if you must – you need to get your IT staff stimulated to work. But the easily distracted and short tempered nerds make your job difficult.
The cool thing about this game is that it’s reference image based and it uses that reference for it’s internal coordinate system. The office cubicles are rendered on top of it and move your phone around will cause whatever is dangling from your fishing rod to swing.
The idea is original and looks well executed based on the video below. Again, I haven’t played it myself yet for I have no printer!
However, as someone on their website already said: “This is the first augmented reality game I’ve ever actually wanted to play“