Apple AR: You Can Now Play an Augmented Reality Version of Super Mario with ARKit

You Can Now Play an Augmented Reality Version of Super Mario with ARKit

A few months ago, a video went viral of a boy playing Super Mario Bros. in the middle of Central Park using augmented reality and the HoloLens.

Since then, we've been clamoring to play the real-life version of the classic game. While the original creator has not specified any plans to release his HoloLens version of the game, a new developer has stepped up and created a demo of an augmented reality Super Mario Bros using Apple's ARKit.

The demo was posted by YouTube user Bjarne Lundgren. It's setup similarly to the HoloLens Super Mario Bros but takes place indoors rather than outdoors. Still, the basic premise is the same. You can jump to hit boxes, stomp on your enemies, and collect coins to gain the most amount of points while also avoiding traps. It's not as totally detailed as it's HoloLens counterpart, but it's still pretty accurate to the game.

There's no word on whether or not this Super Mario Bros game will see the light either but we're hopeful that we'll be able to play at least one of these promising games.

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Cover image via Bjarne Lundgren/YouTube

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