When I was in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, I met Tatiana, Marketing Manager for Ogmento, an augmented reality (AR) mobile game development company at the Pocket Gamer After Party.

She showed me a cool new location based, augmented reality app they have released called “NBA: King of the Court”. In the real world, basketball players often turn up to local courts to play pick-up with random people. In a similar way, through this game, players can find virtual basketball courts around them and challenge other players to a shoot-out.

It works like this: turn on the app, see a Google map of your area to find virtual courts surrounding you or use the 360 degree camera browser view. Select a court to play on, then the game will open up. The goal is to tap the ball when the bar hits a certain section of the meter to shoot the ball. Each successful shot earns you points and coins.  There are only a certain number of balls to shoot for a limited time, similar to those basketball shooting games at arcades.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.