Fight Tie Fighters in Your City With an iPhone 4

I’ve found another game that has me envious of my Apple fanboy friends.  Yet again, the iDevice family is getting a Star Wars game that won’t be on Android devices right away if ever.  This time it’s an augmented reality game that turns your phone’s screen into one of the turret compartments found on the Millenium Falcon.  The awesome part really isn’t the game itself, but rather its use of augmented reality.  Augmented reality apps are becoming very popular these days now that smartphones have so much power in them.  An augmented reality app will use your phones camera to view the real world while it overlays said world with digital enhancements.

In Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, you can essentially make it look like the city or area that you’re in is under attack from Tie Fighters, which you can see flying bye on your phone’s screen as if they were really there.  I’d imagine the game would get boring after awhile, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting it.  It just looks so flipping cool to see TIE Fighters flying around your location, and talk about an app to show off how awesome your new phone is.  You’ll have to follow the Via link below to see footage of the game in action.  I strongly urge you to do so if you own an iPhone 4, 3GS, of 4th gen iPod.  Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner will be available later this month, and will also contain other famous Star Wars scenarios that can be overlaid onto your reality.  You’ve been wanting to clean up your city’s skies from the forces of evil…

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.