Participated in the Global Game Jam 2020. Big Huge Games hosted the site and showed everyone a great time while we all hit the grindstone and created some fun games. For my entry, I created an AR tower defense game. Am pretty happy with how it turned out, so gonna bring this to market as F2P in some form or another. For this game, I’ll include a tracking marker and 3d model file to download. I haven’t done too much research in AR gaming quite yet, so this game may pivot over the course, but in the meantime, here are the design docs and first prototype:
The core feature is that a tower is constantly being reconstructed and destroyed leaving a giant blast point on the ground (the image game trigger). Players have to repair the broken turret in AR and when completing the puzzle, the turret becomes active alerting nearby drones to try and reclaim the territory. Aiming at the drones will auto-rotate the turret to fire at the drone. This occurs on a relatively small scale/space so players can play on their office desk or home workstation / study area.
The long term vision is to make a complete kit of tiles that would trigger different battles/game types based on the tile patterns or design, but this depends on early traction with core gameplay and AR market analytics.