Nintendo began the pattern of revitalizing growing old franchises with augmented reality-enabled cellular video games and it seems as if POGs – these cardboard discs from the ’90s that took over schoolyards and locker rooms – are actually following swimsuit.
And not using a main writer like Nintendo backing them, although, POGs are turning to IndieGoGo – and POG faithfuls – for assist with their massive comeback.
POGs: The Cellular Recreation is a brand new undertaking by an organization known as Compton Know-how primarily based out of London that hopes to convey that childhood nostalgia to your iPhone, iPad and Android units later this 12 months.
The cellular sport, which is previewed in a video on the undertaking’s IndieGoGo web page, seems to be to have all the weather of the traditional playing/battling sport the place you place your digital assortment up towards your opponent’s to try to win their assortment. (Wow, this is mainly playing for youths, isn’t it?)
The place augmented actuality comes into play is that you just’ll have the ability to use your telephone or pill’s digital camera to scan in your assortment – together with each previous POGs and slammers (the heavy disc used to flip POGs over).
Backers who give $20 (round £15/AU$25) to the marketing campaign will obtain a particular gold slammer which they will then scan into the sport when it will definitely comes out.
When, precisely, POGs: The Cellular Recreation will come out depends upon if the undertaking makes its $50,000 purpose – a giant process once you’re mainly pre-selling a cellular sport primarily based on a ’90s fad. That stated, POGs: The Cellular Recreation’s audience is individuals who paid good cash for cardboard chips … so something’s potential!