As the company continues to find ways to bring physical and digital play experiences together, the LEGO Group has launched the new LEGO Playgrounds app. Available to download from the Apple app store, the software brings selected LEGO sets from the NINJAGO theme to life using Augmented Reality (AR). Effects, animations and interactions show up through the screen when the device detects the it is pointed at.
In the game, users battle against Dragon Hunters either alone or with a friend. By teaming up, players can share power-ups and 3D assets, figuring out the best way to survive the enemy onslaught and earn the highest score to compare with friends. Multi user support with Apple ARKit technology allows two players together.
“Children today are mastering the art of finding new moments and forms of play and LEGO Playgrounds will provide a ‘live’ opportunity to test and learn directly with them,” said Tom Donaldson, Vice President of Creative Play Lab. “It’s truly a unique way to engage with them in a fun and experimental way and bring them close to our innovation process. Having this direct-link to users creates a win for everybody – sharing the latest play experiences is great fun for children and highly useful for our LEGO design and development teams who can take their feedback and use it to make launch experiences even better and more engaging.”
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