Calgary, Alberta – Kris Bray, an independent software developer from Canada, launches an Indiegogo campaign for BattleScan, a mobile game based on scanning QRCodes or Barcodes on products and transforming them into 3D characters and game items to get weapons power ups and more.
BattleScan is a treasure hunt style Augmented Reality game where the user can scan any barcode/QR code with their mobile phone then watch how it transforms into a 3D characters through the viewport of the camera right on top of the barcode. Kris’s inspiration for this game came from his childhood, playing an old game called Barcode Battler, a Japanese handheld gaming console popular in 90’s where players were encouraged to go beyond the barcodes provided with the game itself and to experiment to find their own barcode monsters from everyday products like food and cleaning products. The user would cut the barcode out glue it to cardboard and swipe it through the handheld device.
If it gets funded, BattleScan will be released for iOS and Android, the developer also plans to create multiplayer where user can fight friends’ collection to add more excitement. Two modes of multiplayer will be developed, for the first game launch street fighter style battles will take place in arenas also found by scanning. Later a second augmented reality fight mode will be created allowing table top augmented reality battles to take place just like in Star Wars!
Watch the BattleScan teaser trailer:
About Kris Bray
Kris has been in software development his entire life finding a passion in the field as early as 12 years old. He has created numerous business applications, augmented reality apps for advertisements and art and discovery exhibits. Programming since childhood, Kris holds an unsurpassed passion for developing next-gen intelligent applications utilizing any technology at his disposal.