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TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Peak’s Edge’

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The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best” thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…

Peak’s Edge

We love developer Kenny Sun’s quirky sense of game design, and in fact his previous efforts Yankai’s Peak and Twinfold have both earned our Game of the Week recommendations in the past. It’s fitting then that his latest release, called Peak’s Edge, is also receiving that same honor today as it’s something of a mashup of those two game ideas. Yankai’s Peak had you moving a pyramid through a level made up of triangular grids and pushing moving other pyramids of various colors to their proper spots using a set of mechanics that was based around swiveling at anchor points at the tips of these pyramids. Twinfold was like a roguelike dungeon crawler but using the merging mechanics of Threes.

So when you blend elements of those two games together? That’s right. You get Peak’s Edge. It’s a single screen dungeon crawler like Twinfold and you play as a pyramid who moves about by flopping onto its four different sides on a triangular grid floor. There are other pyramids roaming about who are your enemies, and like many typical roguelikes movement and combat is turn-based, so you’ll move a space and then your enemies will move a space and so forth. Combat is as simple as just rolling into an enemy who is right up against you, but you can only absorb one hit on each side of your triangle so you’ll need to be crafty about which side you line up against an enemy so they don’t kill you with their attack.

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There are also a whole bunch of different armor types you can collect by rolling onto the square where they’re placed. Whichever side lands on that armor square gets equipped with it, and because a pyramid has 4 sides you can have up to 4 different armors equipped at the same time. This also means you can only use an armor’s unique properties or abilities based on how you move and which side is either facing the floor or facing an enemy. In fact, I’d say more than anything else Peak’s Edge is about strategizing how you position yourself in each level. Sure, the first couple of floors you might be able to just roll around bashing into enemies and make a little progress. But before long you’re going to have to really think about and plan your movements carefully, as runs can end in the blink of the eye if you don’t.

That’s probably what I love most about Peak’s Edge, and really many of Kenny Sun’s titles. It’s like this little digital toy that you can chew on and contemplate as you progress your way deeper into the game, and it’s filled with tons of moments where you just plain feel like a genius for how you dealt with a certain situation. Or the polar opposite where you just feel like a jack ass for the poor choice you made that led to your death. Both types of moments are very satisfying! So if you’ve enjoyed any of Kenny Sun’s previous work or you’re just a fan of roguelikes and are interested in a very unique take on them, Peak’s Edge is very worth your time. It’s free with ads and IAP to remove them so there’s no reason not to give it a shot.

Source: https://toucharcade.com/2020/06/12/toucharcade-game-of-the-week-peaks-edge/

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League of Legends World Championship to feature immersive Mixed Reality experience through Rokid Vision glasses

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October 22, 2020 – Rokid, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) glasses, has today announced that its technology will be available for fans to use at this year’s League of Legends (LoL) World Championship tournaments and opening ceremony for the event finals held in Shanghai, China.

Fans of the popular MMORPG game will be able to use a pair of Rokid Vision AR glasses to experience LoL live at the event and to witness an immersive experience featuring a dragon from the game hovering over the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower and flying up to them in their seats, transforming the spectators experience and transporting fans to the Summoner’s Rift, an in-game location from LoL.

Furthermore, whilst wearing Rokid Vision, fans will be able to witness the space surrounding them change to include personalized features such as highlights of the game, close-ups of a favorite player, team names, logos, and other information.

Rokid first introduced its Vision mixed reality glasses at AWE USA 2019. Through a combination of Rokid’s binocular optics, AR and AI capabilities, the glasses extend existing user interfaces with augmented and mixed reality (via a USB-C connection) for devices including phones, laptops, gaming consoles, helping to enhance productivity, entertainment, and gaming. The glasses are also 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) enabled, allowing users to experience more natural interactions with the 3D virtual content that is projected within their visual field.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are limited seats at the 2020 League of Legends Global Finals, and many fans cannot attend in person to watch. This is therefore the first time that League of Legends fans will be able to use AR glasses to watch the finals, thanks to Rokid.

This is not the company’s first time employing the use of its AR and MR solutions to offer event fans new experiences though. In 2018, Rokid, in partnership with Teslasuit, created an immersive experience for Formula 1 fans. The experience utilized data and camera footage collected from Formula 1 vehicles, and using the Rokid Vision glasses and Teslasuit’s somatosensory haptic suit, reproduced tactile feedback that enabled users to experience the visual impact and physical experience of driving a Formula 1 car.

For more information on Rokid and its augmented and mixed reality offering, please visit the company’s website.

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About the author

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

Source: https://www.auganix.org/league-of-legends-world-championship-to-feature-immersive-mixed-reality-experience-through-rokid-vision-glasses/

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‘Pokémon Go’ gets AR Mapping tasks to enable more realistic effects

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Pokémon Go players may see a new tag marking some PokéStops next time they check the app. Niantic has officially launched AR Mapping tasks for level 20 Trainers and up, almost five months after the company announced that it’s launching the feature. When they spin a PokéStop marked with the “AR Mapping” tag, they’ll get a Field Research task that will require them to open the AR scanning screen and to explore the area.

Niantic first announced that it’s working on a PokéStop Scan feature back in May in an effort to improve Pokémon Go’s augmented reality effects. By getting players to scan locations, the developer will get what it needs to be able to create 3D maps of PokéStops. They can then use that data to make critters interact with real—world objects, so they can hide behind a tree trunk instead of just float in front of it. Niantic started testing the better AR effects feature called “Reality Blending” back in May, as well, though it’s limited to users with certain newer Android phones.

The developer says good scans last 20 to 30 seconds and keep the PokéStop in the center of the frame. It’s also encouraging users to walk a full 360 degrees around the location. Niantic Kids accounts won’t have access to the feature yet, even for level 20 Trainers — that’s most likely a good thing, since there’s still a pandemic happening — but parents will get the option to toggle it on in the future.

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AOC aims to get out the vote by streaming Among Us with pokimane and HasanAbi

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We are about seven months into a pandemic and just two weeks from a presidential election. At this point, surprises are a dime a dozen. So it should feel very 2020 that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is about to stream Among Us, the hit game of 2020, on Twitch alongside mega-streamer pokimane and political analyst HasanAbi.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted yesterday that she was looking for people to play the popular game with in an effort to get out the vote, noting that she’s never played before but that it looks fun.

Streamer pokimane, who has 6 million followers on Twitch and whose YouTube videos regularly see more than 1 million views each, responded to the tweet with a figurative raised hand.

HasanAbi, a very popular political commentator on Twitch, who has more than 380,000 Twitter followers, also chimed in to the conversation saying that they’re already making a lobby. It wasn’t long before Rep. Ilhan Omar raised her hand, too.

A good game of Among Us (imagine that someone mixed a fairly basic multiplayer video game with a murder mystery party) usually requires 10 players, so the other six players are still TBD. But the Verge reports that a handful of other streamers (such as DrLupo, Felicia Day, Greg Miller, James Charles, and Neekolul) also lined up to play with AOC.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, the stream is all about getting out the vote. And this isn’t the first time that she’s used video games to connect with her followers. AOC opened up her DMs to all 6.8 million of her followers back in May to let them send her an invite to their island, and she visited them.

Millennial voters (and Gen Z) skew toward backing the Biden / Harris ticket, and AOC is coming to them by getting on Twitch and streaming one of the rocket ship games of this year.

The stream starts at 9pm ET/6pm PT and can be found here.

And you can check if you’re registered to vote here.

Update 9:01pm ET: AOC hasn’t even started playing the game yet and has nearly 250,000 concurrent viewers. 

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/aoc-aims-to-get-out-the-vote-by-streaming-among-us-with-pokimane-and-hasanabi/

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