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Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi building exploratory AR title

"By peeking through the window of a supported handheld device, you can explore, discover, and create using digital objects and creatures that you place in physical space."

Katamari Damacy creator, Keita Takahashi, is delving into the realm of augmented reality with new project, Woorld

Developed by Takahashi in tandem with Funomena, a 15-strong team founded by Journey developers Robin Hunicke and Martin Middleton, Woorld is being created using Google's Project Tango technology

According to Google, Project Tango is a form of spatial perception tech that gives mobile devices the ability to "navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans." 

Using the tech, Takahashi hopes to create a cooperative augmented reality experience focused on open-ended discovery. 

"By peeking through the window of a supported handheld device, you can explore, discover, and create using digital objects and creatures that you place in physical space," explains a Funomena blog post.

"Even better, you can collaborate on that experience with friends and family as they peer into your Woorld through a shared screen."

Woorld is due to be released later this year. More information will be revealed later this week at the Google I/O developer conference. 

 

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