In honor of the 45th anniversary of the iconic game “SPACE INVADERS,” we partnered with TAITO, the game’s developer, and Unit9 to transform the world into a playground — thanks to augmented reality (AR).
“SPACE INVADERS: World Defense,” a mobile game on Android and iOS, invites players from around the world to get outside and defend the Earth. Space Invaders spawn from buildings and rooftops, hide behind structures and hover in the sky. Through global immersive gameplay, players from all over the world have to work together to save the planet.
Players explore their neighborhoods to discover new Space Invaders and score points by taking them down. They can unlock special power-ups, compete with friends for the top score near their location and share their achievements on social media with an AR selfie.
The game is powered by our ARCore and Geospatial API, using the player’s immediate surroundings as well as nearby buildings, landscapes and other architectural elements to design engaging levels in the real world with AR and on the screen only with 3D. The immersive gameplay adapts to the player's real world, including location, time and local weather.
Augmented reality (AR) is blending the physical and digital worlds, transforming the way people shop, learn, play and interact with content. Brands and creators can use AR to bring their content closer to people and help them experience the world in a whole new dimension. We recently announced Geospatial Creator which lets developers, creators and animators create and publish immersive location-based AR experiences easily, without the need to code, and in the tools they already know and love: Unity and Adobe Aero.
Want to save the planet? Download the game on Android or iOS today1 and join the ranks of an elite Earth defender force to compete in your neighborhood for the highest score. Plus, you can learn more about SPACE INVADERS and the 45-year evolution of the game.