With No Time to Die the 25th episode in the James Bond saga, which arrived in April and Black Widow the first solo film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's own secret agent , after a month later, what better way to get into the espionage mood than some augmented reality espionage games?
Fortunately, Apple and game developer Mixed Bag were ready to satisfy that itch with Secret Oops !, a multi-player puzzle game set in a cartoon-like spy world that is anchored in the player environment through the detection capabilities of ARKit.
The game is now available through the Apple Arcade subscribers App Store. The service costs $ 4.99 a month, but new subscribers can try the service for free the first month.
Unlike 007 and Natasha Romanov, Special Agent Charles, the main character of Secret Oops !, is not boisterous or cunning. In fact, he is the dumbest spy in the world, so he needs help navigating through the different levels of the game.
That's where the players come in. Using their eagle eyes of every level, players need security cameras, traps, and robot guards to guide Charles through each level. For example, the color-coded buttons that disable the corresponding obstacles are hidden behind walls, so players must walk through the room to reveal them.
Using the shared experience functions in ARKit 2.0 can play up to four players with compatible iPhones and iPads in multiplayer mode, where players must coordinate their actions to ensure that the mission succeeds.
The game includes 35 levels in two worlds, The City and Antarctica, although Mixed Bag plans to add more worlds to the game. Each level also comes with different configurations based on the number of participating players.
Secret Oops! is not the first AR game that is part of Apple & # 39; s gaming subscription service. Players can also choose to play Bacon. from RAC7 Games, Possessions by Noodlecake and Rosie & Reality by RosieReality, all of which solve the same game mechanics for puzzles.
In much the same way that Apple Card and Apple Pay set the stage for simplifying payments for smartglass carriers, and ARKit provides an ecosystem of options for future smartglass apps. Apple Arcade can also streamline how smart-glass carriers try out new games. Instead of having to make a purchase decision for an individual AR game through their smartglasses interface, future Apple smartglass carriers could enjoy the convenience that their AR games are already included in their subscription and ready to play.