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Escapist Games Develope Star Chart for Augmented Reality Stargazing

Escapist games is comprised of industry veterans previously employed by Electronic Arts. They work with independent developers, as well as create their own games. This includes Mountain Biker, Jumpfight, AtomHex and Platypus. On top of that, Escapist Games has entered the augmented reality space with Star Chart.

Star chart is an impressive app that lets you “explore the Solar System in a profound, beautiful and accurate real-time simulation.” You have a direct real-time view of the stars from planet Earth and a artful view of all 88 constellations, based on the artwork of the 17th century Johannes Hevelius.

The app has been downloaded over 20 million times on Android, iOS, Windows and other mobile platform since it’s release. Star Chart is powered by ” GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe and high tech mobile processors.” Escapist Games also teamed up with Google to integrate Star Chart into Google Glass.

One great feature, is that the app can be voice controlled. You want to know where Neptune is say “Look at Neptune.” If you want a closer look at Saturn, simply say “Take me to Saturn.” Through utilizing voice-control and augmented reality capabilities, Star Chart is a truly unique experience that you have to see for yourself.

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