If you’re not familiar with augmented reality, there are a number of Googleable references. This video from Matt Dickman will give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.
OK, so now that you know what it is, let’s talk about what gaming companies can do with it.
Privateer Press could imprint unique icons on the bottom of each Warmachine mini. When held up in front of your webcame, two things could happen: your account could be updated to note that you own that figure and an animation of that figure, moving and posing and ‘doing things’ could appear on the screen. Privateer could tie that animation to a set of keystrokes, allowing you to dictate which action or pose your virtual figure takes.
Your turn. What cool ideas can you come up with?