All through the power of augmented reality!
By Alex Firer
  • Guys, reality is trash and I very much want to go live in a video game. I know, I know, you say, but isn’t a video game world a dangerous place. Folks — it can be! But you know what, if you die you just regenerate, so in a way isn’t it actually about a billion times safer than our awful reality? Oh heck yeah, you know it is bro! Well one guy felt the same way as me — probably — and thus programmer Abhishek Sign created the Super Mario Bros , World 1-1 augmented reality!

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  • Augmented reality is when a camera in a computer system adds graphics you can interact with to the world around you — Pokémon Go is maybe the most obvious example of this, where you see the Poke’mon in your real world. This is a more exciting and immersive type of augmented reality — as you see before you the familiar sites of Mario’s 8-bit world. Goombas! Castles! Flags! Giant stairs that like — well, you know, they’re not physically there, you can’t actually climb them. But still, impressive.

    What games would you like to see in the augmented reality world? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.