Augmented Reality-Powered Fishing

  • Since we are in an aquatic mood this weekend, I would like to share this great augmented reality fishing game entitled Virtual Master Reel. Developed by Takara Tomy, this Japanese toy makes use of a 0.3 megapixels camera that offers a wicked fishing experience by superimposing virtual fish over the real-world locations you film. The creators of the device say the game is enhanced with feedback, realistic sounds and reflexive action, for example when you catch a virtual fish. Priced at 77 dollars, Virtual Master Reel will hit the stores in Japan this Summer. Unfortunately the toy does not seem to become available elsewhere in the world.