Star Slubber

Augmented reality game design


What is Star Slubber?

Star Slubber is an augmented reality game. Players pilot a spaceship and move in physical space to capture and discover incoming shooting stars. The game uses the phone's camera to receive gyroscoptic information.



Star Slubber is a collaborative project with developer Eugene Wang. We wanted to create an augmented reality app that's concept was truly specific to AR and could not be replicated through a different medium. This meant that the game mechanics had to rely on AR rather than having AR as a backdrop to the overall experience. With augmented reality being a relatively new concept with only a few highly well known examples such as Pokemon Go, there were a multitude of possibilities to explore. This was a unique challenge as well as a great learning opportunity in game and visual design.