Appgear toys enhance games played on smart devices. The Appgear toy brand is a partnership between UK toy maker Character Options and US tech-toy giant WowWee.
Appgear launches in Spring 2012 with 7 titles such as Galactic Guard, Zombie Burbz, Akodomon, Mysterious Ray Gun, Alien Jailbreak, App Commander and Foam Fighters. Character’s Appgear toys will enhance the experience of gaming on smart devices, such as the ipad, iphone, itouch or any smart phone. Character calls their new Appgear concept “augmented reality”.
The Foam Fighters Appgear game comes with a foam airplane which fits to the back of a smart device for enhanced 3D gaming. Two WWII Foam Fighter planes and stands are supplied in each pack with up to 12 missions per plane. Each Foam Fighter plane unlocks a new Appgear game – Battle of Britain, Battle of the Pacific or Battle over Europe.
Alien Jailbreak includes one Rocket Tower, two Alien Bases and a collectable Alien Jailbreak Figure. Arrange the augmented reality mark ups to customise your virtual world. The Appgear Alien Jailbreak game has 3 levels and 12 mission scenarios.
The Appgear Mysterious Raygun has 12 parts which can be assembled in different configurations that when scanned with a smart device unlock different elements of a virtual world.
In App Commander a smart device can be slotted into and connected up to a ‘real’ gun for a combination of ‘real’ life and virtual shoot-em up gaming. App Commander takes advantage of the smart device’s camera to make virtual enemies ‘appear’ in the real world.
Akodomon comes with a small interactive monster figure, cage and playmarker. The object of the game is to raise your little Akodomon monster, such as the baby iRex, by unlocking areas of the virtual Appgear Akodomon world.
Appgear Zombie Burbz has 2″ collectable alien Zombie Burbz figures that can be interactively moved across a virtual play board on the screen of a smart device.
The games can be downloaded free with the Appgear toys which are intended for the pocket-money price bracket.
Bringing bricks and mortar toy retailing ever closer to the virtual world of online gaming, Appgear toys are sure to have a very strong appeal.