2nd International Conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment

Research Article

Developing an Augmented Reality Racing Game

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.INTETAIN2008.2472,
        author={Ohan Oda and Levi J. Lister and Sean White and Steven Feiner},
        title={Developing an Augmented Reality Racing Game},
        proceedings={2nd International Conference on  INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment},
        keywords={Augmented Reality Mixed Reality Gaming Virtual Reality Wearable Computer Tangible Interaction XNA},
  • Ohan Oda
    Levi J. Lister
    Sean White
    Steven Feiner
    Year: 2010
    Developing an Augmented Reality Racing Game
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.INTETAIN2008.2472
Ohan Oda1,*, Levi J. Lister1,*, Sean White1,*, Steven Feiner1,*
  • 1: Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
*Contact email: ohan@cs.columbia.edu, ljl2116@cs.columbia.edu, swhite@cs.columbia.edu, feiner@cs.columbia.edu


Augmented reality (AR) makes it possible to create games in which virtual objects are overlaid on the real world, and real objects are tracked and used to control virtual ones. We describe the development of an AR racing game created by modifying an existing racing game, using an AR infrastructure that we developed for use with the XNA game development platform. In our game, the driver wears a tracked video see-through head-worn display, and controls the car with a passive tangible controller. Other players can participate by manipulating waypoints that the car must pass and obstacles with which the car can collide. We discuss our AR infrastructure, which supports the creation of AR applications and games in a managed code environment, the user interface we developed for the AR racing game, the game’s software and hardware architecture, and feedback and observations from early demonstrations.