Built on Snapdragon Spaces, ARcana brings augmented reality tech to tabletop gaming
Los Angeles, CA - March 28th, 2023: Augmented Reality (AR) game development company Mirrorscape today announced that it will collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to enable Mirrorscape’s ARcana gaming platform on AR glasses.
The ARcana platform, which supports tabletop roleplaying games across genres like fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, horror and war-gaming, is a first-of-its-kind virtual tabletop that integrates mixed reality technology into traditional gameplay. Mirrorscape has based the development of ARcana on Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform, which enables AR glasses with advanced perception technology like spatial meshing to detect tabletop surfaces and hand tracking technology that lets players move game pieces as they would in real life.
“Snapdragon® XR technology and platform have allowed Mirrorscape to create the next-generation gaming experience we always envisioned for ARcana,” Mirrorscape founder and CEO Grant Anderson said. “Our adoption of Snapdragon Spaces lets us deliver immersive, interactive and highly engaging AR gameplay that provides tabletop gamers with an authentic, 3D experience whether around the table or around the world.”
As a member of Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program, Mirrorscape, alongside Qualcomm Technologies are pushing the limits of spatial computing and mixed reality hardware. Companies using Snapdragon Spaces have been able to activate dynamic applications of XR technology in various industries, including gaming, entertainment, productivity and engineering.
“We are dedicated to creating best-in-class technologies with our Snapdragon XR platforms, and now with Snapdragon Spaces we are widening our XR community with developers,” said Brian Vogelsang, Senior Director of XR Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Mirrorscape’s unique vision with ARcana is what led us to welcome them into the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder program, and we’re thrilled to be highlighting their product alongside our technology.”
The ARcana platform is currently in beta release, and will be available on iOS, Android and various XR operating systems, especially those utilizing Snapdragon Spaces in the spring of 2023. Mirrorscape will demonstrate ARcana at multiple industry conferences throughout the season.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Mirrorscape is a cutting-edge extended reality game development company founded by entertainment and technology veterans from Apple, SONY, Disney and Marvel Studios. The company is currently developing its ARcana gaming platform, which is designed to provide an open platform which supports playthrough of tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG) using the magic of augmented reality. The ARcana platform is set to launch in the spring of 2023.
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