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Project Tango game 'Woorld' is here to make your life silly

The creator of 'Katamari Damacy' made an AR game that litters the real world with adorable plants, creatures and toilets. Yes, toilets.
Jessica Conditt, @JessConditt
November 1, 2016
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This one is for all the Levovo Phab2 Pro owners out there. The Project Tango-powered augmented reality game Woorld is available today via the Google Play Store, just for Phab2 Pro people. Woorld comes from Keita Takahashi, the creator of eccentric classics Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, and it features a familiar brand of adorable, cartoonish characters and objects. However, since this is an AR game, everything is overlaid on the real world through the Phab2 Pro's screen.

Players are able to map their surroundings and then place things like houses, sprouts, clouds, mushrooms, pyramids, snowmen and cute little box-like characters anywhere around the environment. The objects interact with each other -- the sprout grows into a flower after it receives some rain from a cloud, for example.

We got a closer look at Woorld in May and found it to be a creative, sandbox-style experience. Woorld comes from Takahashi and Funomena, an independent game studio founded by Journey developers Robin Hunicke and Martin Middleton.

The Phab2 Pro hit shelves today for $500. It's the first-ever phone to launch with Google's Tango depth-sensing technology, and to show off all the fancy AR features, 35 new Tango apps hit the Google Play Store today.

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