These days it’s getting hard for me to find a videogame that’s both enjoyable and creative. Either I’m getting old, or the videogame industry is lacking in innovation. Especially if we talk about first person shooters (FPS). Endless series of Call of Duty and Battlefield games will do that to you. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had more than my fair share of FPS, and for new upcoming players who try them it’s great. But after many hours, new games feel like new skins to an already existing game. The sensation “been there, done that” doesn’t go away.
Reality Clash promises something different for the players. First of all, it’s a mobile game (will be available on iPhone and Android). Mobile gaming is the fastest growing sector of the video game market and is expected to keep growing for the next years.
Secondly, it uses augmented reality technology. The game is played through your camera phone and the surroundings and people captured by the camera affect the gameplay. This makes for a fresh entertaining experience, where games are completely different depending where you are geographically. Similar to the Pokemon Go phenom, Reality Clash will be a social experience as well, where players are encouraged to leave their homes to play. Make no mistake about it, augmented reality is not only the future (the market is expected to be worth $108 billion by 2021) but games are the most likely the biggest drivers of the augmented reality technology.
And finally, the game uses blockchain technology. It will have its own in-game token system, Reality Cash Coin Gold(RCC), based on the Ethereum network. This means that the player can become a true virtual arms dealer by making money buying, selling or speculating on weapons in the armory online store.
The team behind Reality Clash has a lot of years of game making experience in their resume, having worked on titles for big studios like Activison (creators of Call of Duty), Disney, UbiSoft and Microsoft. A working playable demo has already been developed and a soft launch is expected in the Q3 of 2018. Reality Clash will be the world’s first augmented reality mobile combat game and has the potential to bring a most needed change to the video game market.