The mind behind Katamari made a fancy new augmented reality game


Woorld is free, but the phone it runs on sure isn't

Most of us won't be able to try Woorld yet given its limited platform availability, but Funomena's new toybox mobile game looks cute in the ways you'd expect from a Keita Takahashi project.

It leans on Google's augmented reality technology Tango to place trinkets and characters in your real-world surroundings, and if you play your cards right, they might just compliment your ceiling. "You will be able to find Pyramid, UFO, Toilet, and other import items," says Takahashi in this demonstration. "And when you achieve the goal which we can't talk about yet, sandbox mode will be unlocked."

The first Tango phone for consumers, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, is a steep $500, but wider-spread adoption will come with time as new phones employ this depth-sensing solution. Meanwhile, I'm still wondering what's up with Wattam, Funomena's similarly goofy sandbox game for PlayStation 4.

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