This week Chinese tech giant Lenovo launched the worlds first Google Tango enabled smartphone, the Phab 2 Pro. Tango technology allows the device to able to map out areas, track objects and place items into a users field-of-view, unlocking far more accurate augmented reality (AR) features. Now Climax Studios has release Towers for Tango, an AR building videogame specifically designed for Tango and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
The first title developed by Climax’s new studio in Auckland, New Zealand, Towers for Tango enables players to become building tycoons, using AR to create a tower anywhere they like. As players improve the structure they have to keep residents happy, fend off incoming disasters and reach a 5 star rating to build an impressive skyscraper.
“With the recent, massive success of Pokemon Go and overall interest in AR, we are really excited to launch our latest AR title,” said Simon Gardner, CEO. “We feel we have created a game that utilises the new technology and adds an element of magic and wonder.”
Studio Head, Andy Wilton added: “To be releasing our first title within 6 months of opening is fantastic, and a great testament to the team we are building here. For it to be an AR title, helps put us on the map as the forefront of new technology”
The launch trailer (shown below) showcases some of the features of Towers for Tango, showcasing how players can simply rotate their building round, go inside to checkout all the floors and see what’s going on, recruit employees such as cleaners and more.
Towers for Tango is available now through Google Play for $2.99 USD/£2.89 GBP exclusively for Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro. The device itself retails at $499 for the unlocked version.
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