News: British Museum rolls out augmented reality games

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The British Museum has just launched a new app that sees its artefacts come to life with the help of a new AR app. The technology, developed by technology firm Gamar, triggers interactive, augmented reality gaming experiences that are played through smartphones and tablets and are set to make the museum experience more engaging and interactive.

The software has been developed to enhance the museum-going experience by ‘gamifying’ the learning experience, making it particularly interested to younger museum-goers. The technology allows visitors to superimpose graphics over what they see through the lens of their device so youngsters not only learn about the stories and history behind exhibits, but are also challenged with problem solving games.

Chris Michaels, Head of Digital Media and Publishing at the British Museum, said: “Apps like those produced by Gamar allow a different kind of learning experience whilst remaining rooted in the power of objects to…

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