Play Holographic AR Games With Your Mobile Device! The Spatial MRX is a mobile accessory that converts your phone or tablet into a holographic, augmented gaming machine with a built-in camera that integrates physical piece play.
The MRX comes with an exclusive suite of AR (Augmented Reality) games made by 10 different studios. Multiplayer games use physical pieces to project interactive holograms without using AR/VR headsets. Traditional tabletop gaming meets digital, holographic action with a joypad in one hand and play pieces in the other.
Play Face-to-Face and Hands-On
Why play holographic AR Games?... We love board games like Settlers of Catan but we also can't get enough of video games like Hearthstone and Clash Royale. The first one brings the authentic joy of tabletop piece play while the digital side is exciting because of it's mechanics and graphics. Spatial's holographic AR merges the best of classic, tabletop piece play with a projected, digital experience you share face-to-face with friends and family.
Holographic AR Games for Spatial MRX
Spatial, multiplayer games are designed around fun mechanics that leverage both piece play and a joypad. All the games are exclusive to the platform and allow you to play hands-on in this unique form of augmented reality.
It’s time to duel! Mythico mixes the deck building of physical cards with the excitement of holographic projection. Inspired by Yu-gi-oh™ and Magic the Gathering™, you can inject heroes, attack and track stats and levels automatically. It’s 2018 and it’s about time we had holographic collectible card games! Gather around the table for Mythico and battle it out with your monsters you bring to life.
HoloCraft allows you to play tabletop RPGs as you normally would but now with a projected user interface. Create a world as big as your table and each player has their own perspective of the shared holographic, play space. Dungeon building is as easy as dragging any one of 20K prefab components with your hands. When it’s time to play, each adventurer injects customizable characters they can tie to physical play pieces.
A squad-based multiplayer, real-time strategy game that turns your table into a kingdom under siege. Strategize how to build and level your army to become king of the land.
Protect the payload as it makes its way through a mutant bug infested battlefield. An engineer and his hammer must win the day in a mix of hi-tech tower defense and hero battler.
A physics based party game with a magnet that is one part crane and one part catapult. Stack and migrate unstable towers of garbage to the finish line before your opponent blows it up with a toilet bowl.
It's like American Gladiators gone AR where one player builds the map and runs a cannon, while the other players have one minute to bolt through the course and make it to the finish line alive. Run, jump, roll, and summon special tools to survive.
Unlimited Games, Forever
Lock In Every Game We Ever Make - Play any of the available games by downloading them from their respective App Store and enabling them with an Activation Code. As a thanks to our backers we are offering an Unlimited Activation Code Reward so you never have to spend another dollar on content if you chose.
The Spatial AR Gaming Alliance will be delivering great gaming experiences that we think show off the best of what the platform can do. Backers can have everything ever made for the MRX platform at no extra cost ever (with the Unlimited Access Code reward).
Pipeline of Games from the Spatial AR Gaming Alliance
10 studios are developing games for the platform with more added every month. More titles and dates will be announced soon.
Magic Window Projection
Holographic Glass - Holographic projection removes the digital screen so you can play hands-on.
The Magic Window is your portal into a shared, holographic play space. Projected characters are tied to play pieces, cards and tokens. Move the MRX around the table and your perspective changes in real time. Add additional MRXs and each person will see another side of the same battle field.
Real-time Play Piece Tracking - Integrates physical pieces with the projected AR world, merging the best of digital gaming and tabletop play.
The MRX rig comes with an integrated camera that tracks play pieces to present a realistic, interactive model of characters and objects in real-time.
Classic Integrated Joypad
Holograms You Control - A familiar built-in joypad adds run-n-gun style control of holograms spawned from play pieces.
Run, gun and battle across your table controlling holograms in real-time.
Powered by Your Mobile Device
Everything Else is Built-In - The MRX and your mobile device are all that you need for a great, mixed reality game night.
Simply download a Spatial game on your smartphone or tablet. Dock it in the MRX and enjoy projected AR fun with family and friends.
Initial Supported Devices (More Tested Soon):
- iPhone 6 or newer
- iPad 2 or newer
- Android Phones at Android Version 4.4 or newer. Example: Samsung Galaxy s6 or newer
- Android Tablets at Android Version 4.4 or newer. Example: Samsung Tab S2 or newer
- * Devices don't need specific AR capabilities as the MRX has the built-in camera.
Compact & Collapsible
Pack it Up - The MRX is a mobile accessory easy enough to take with you.
When it’s time to wrap it up you can collapse the MRX and put it on the shelf. Weighing in at 2 lbs, it’s a little bit bigger than a tablet with 4 inches of depth.
What You'll Need / How It Works
What You'll Need
- WIFI network (with Internet to download the game otherwise games run without Internet connection).
- Power Outlet. Each MRX needs to be plugged in.
- A supported mobile device (See Initial Supported Devices above).
Getting Started (Only Needed the First Time You Use It)
- Unfold: Lift the Magic Window and it snaps into the place
- Plug It In: Power plug comes out of the back
- Download a Spatial Game: Go to Google Play or the AppStore
- Pair the Game with the MRX: The game has a feature to discover the MRX as an access point. The app then configures the MRX to have it's own WIFI connection (similar setup to Alexa)
- Dock Your Mobile Device: Place your mobile device in the MRX cradle and your ready to rock.
Steps Each Time You Play
- Dock Your Mobile Device
- Each game has a lobby where you match up to other players over WIFI. The gaming engine uses real-time replication and makes it so each person has their own perspective of the same digital world.
Innovative Multiplayer Interaction
The More The Merrier - Each player has his/her own perspective on the same holographic scene.
No need to wait for a turn, join up to 6 players at once (locally or online). Simply add additional MRXs and let them in on the action.
Physical Game Pieces
Classic & Digital Play Collide - The disks, tokens and cards from tabletop play spawn digital characters and offer unique hands-on interaction.
The playing of physical pieces in games is a classic method of tabletop gameplay. Now you can enjoy this tactile and obvious form of play in a digital gaming environment without staring directly at a screen.
No Headsets Required
Free from Headsets and Glasses - Enjoy exciting and interactive mixed reality play without the expensive equipment like AR/VR headsets.
The MRX Rig doesn’t require any wearables and works with a projected model with it's Magic Window design.
Hardware Studio Connection is a partnership between Avnet and Dragon Innovation to prepare Kickstarter creators (working on hardware products) with guidance, feedback, and services to help build more accurate cost projections, and a realistic manufacturing timeline.
Risks and challenges
We have been playing games on the Spatial MRX for 9 months now, and we are really happy with where the platform is currently at. Most of the effort of late has been zooming in on our games and making sure it's the type of content that is engaging and leverages the platform. The physical platform risk is equal to any Internet of Things type device. Believe it or not the electronics are pretty straight forward although it is custom because we wanted to reach as accessible a price as is possible. We are partnered with Avnet and their Hardware Studio program and they’ve been instrumental in coordinating our specific quotes for the electronics. We are choosing between several competing offers for the full assembly of the products. We will be able to dial in the specific units once the campaign is done. Some people may think we are doing a loss-lead (selling at a loss) type play and that is not true. The product has standard retail margins despite some of the tech that is inside and this is true even of our first production run (based on our unit estimates). In some senses the inside of the MRX has the architecture of a displayless, IoT camera device where almost all the data is sent over WIFI to the mobile app. It is safe to say we have considered cost in every step and decision we made. The other form of risk is based on the games. The SDK we have built makes building a game on Spatial a really straight forward experience. Developers are essentially doing the same thing they normally do but on a ground plane that is the table and with a 3rd party game camera. Our founders have created successful software/hardware companies 4 times over prior to this project (all our own inventions) and we are very familiar with the challenges ahead.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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