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iOS augmented reality gaming goes abstract, colourful and funky with reflow

Strike a pose. Collect the flow

iOS augmented reality gaming goes abstract, colourful and funky with reflow
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There's lots of work going on into augmented reality games - even Nintendo and Sony are getting in on the act - but too often developers seem to take a conventional view of how to use the technology.

New German outfit xymatic has demonstrated an alternative approach however with its new release reflow.

New eyes

It takes a real time image or video from your iPhone or iPad 2 (obviously it required a camera), abstracting it into black and white. Then it pours colourful virtual liquids through the image. The game element comes as you have to guide and collect the flow into coloured sinks, moving your body or tilting your iDevice to do so.

There are 40 challenges to solve, with social interaction in terms of your solution images encouraged with Facebook, Twitter and email, while Game Center supports high score tables.

Reflow is out now for iPhone and iPad 2, priced $1.99, €1.59 or £1.19.

You can see how the concept works in the following video.

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