Reality Gaming Group, the publisher behind upcoming augmented reality (AR) title Reality Clash, has announced that Jamal Hirani, Snatch CEO and President has joined the videogame’s advisory board as development continues.
Hirani will be lending his expertise to the project as he co-founded, secured funding for and released AR treasure hunt app Snatch in 2017, which encourages players to compete to find and claim virtual parcels, which can be redeemed for real-life prizes from some of the world’s largest brands, including Heineken, Samsung, Boohoo and Deliveroo.
Reality Clash will be a free-to-play videogame for iPhone and Android devices that uses geolocation gameplay inviting players to enter face-to-face combat with each other in real time. Reality Gaming Group and Snatch also aim explore the cross-promotional possibilities that exist between the two titles.
As combat will take place in real locations – players can invite friends, join tournaments and set up battles in urban areas, parks and woodlands. In-game items, such as weapons, can be bought using in-game crypto currency Reality Clash Gold coins (RCC Gold), with all purchases ERC-20 tokenized on the blockchain.
“We’re delighted and proud that Jamal has taken up a seat on the Reality Clash advisory broad – his expertise and experience in building and launching a mobile AR app will be invaluable as development of the game enters a crucial stage,” said Tony Pearce, Reality Gaming Group co-founder in a statement. “We are also excited at the opportunity to explore synergies between our respective titles.”
Snatch CEO & President Jamal Hirani added: “Reality Clash’s work to blur the lines between digital and physical experiences, along with the development of RCC, is revolutionary. I look forward to working with Tony, Morten and the team to continue challenging conventional approaches to gaming and exploring the numerous synergies between Reality Clash and Snatch.
To learn more about Reality Clash ahead of its planned launch in Q3 2018, check out the developer diary series VRFocus has been running by the team. For any further updates on the AR title, keep reading VRFocus.