Space Invaders: World Defense Now Live on Mobile

Defend the world. Square Enix

Space Invaders: World Defense is now available on Android and iOS. This game is a result of a collaboration between Square Enix, TAITO, and Google, and it uses Streetscape Geometry API. This is a new feature of Google's ARCore Geospatial API that utilizes the latest augmented reality technology.

Space Invaders is a video game franchise first released in 1978 and has since been enjoyed by a lot of players on different platforms. The main symbol of the series has been the "invader" character and is now an iconic figure in pop culture. In 2020, it was recognized by none other than the Guinness World Records as the longest running video game series.

Protect the Earth

The release of this new title comes as the franchise is celebrating its 45th year. This time, players from around the world can band together and fight to protect Earth. Players can experience an immersive AR shooter which features the classic game but with a new gameplay dimension as players soar across an AR world where they fight the Invaders emerging from the shadows and every corner.

In the game, players earn points by exploring neighborhoods and defeating Invaders they encounter. Helping them in the battle are special unlockable power-ups. Players can also take part in area-specific rankings and even share gameplay images and AR selfies on social media.

A New Experience

Google's ARCore Geospatial API lets the game get an engaging model on-screen which mixes AR and 3D from the nearby environment, including bridges, buildings, and other architectural elements around the player. It also allows the game to offer immersive gameplay by adapting the layer's real-world location, time, and local weather for immersive gameplay.

Using Streetscape Geometry makes it possible to obtain 3D model data of buildings within a 100-meter radius of the player's current location. It allows for AR objects to be hidden and visible and reflect on buildings in real space. It also attaches the AR objects to specific buildings to enable the development of highly immersive AR content that blends into real space.

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