AUGMENTED REALITY VIDEO GAME PROJECTS OUTRUN AND DOOM REFLECTION WALL REJECTS REALITY

The augmented reality video game OutRun lets you convert real life to a pleasant 8-bit video game world.

If you agree with the young lad below, OutRun will probably make you clap your little hands with glee. This augmented reality video game is built into a car and actually allows you to drive around.

However, you can’t actually see where you are driving. The front view is blocked by an oldschool arcade cabinet. The front view is then input into the game and you now see the world in all its 8-bit glory. The coarse graphics are an deliberate contrast to the increasingly complex game engines of video games today.

The video game car draws inspiration from the arcade game OutRun where you drive a Ferrari through streets. You have to reach certain checkpoints before the time runs out.

OutRun is made by artist/scientist Garnet Hertz. He is always premiering the Doom Reflection Wall at NEXT2011.

The Doom Reflection Wall is another project that incorporates augmented reality with video games. The wall consists of a projector that displays a scene from the video game Doom.

You can experience both OutRun and the Doom Reflection Wall at NEXT2011.