As if the Sharknado franchise couldn’t be any more insane SyFy has release a augmented reality mobile game that lets you take on the flying sharks.
In the game you can play as Fin and April and take on the sharks wherever you are with multiple choices of weapons including the chainsaw. It will also include the ‘Go Shark Yourself’ App. The free AR experience will begin to roll out on various platforms for Android and iOS devices.
THR reports Syfy worked with AR Glimpse, a company that creates AR experiences for mobile devices, to develop the game, which involved using some assets from the movies including the music.
“it’s a great opportunity to try something new,” Syfy’s senior vp digital Matthew Chiavelli told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re always looking at what’s next. We saw this concept as a great fit for Sharknado. I’d be lying if I didn’t say Pokemon Go was an influence.”
SyFy has also been experimenting with virtual reality; for instance, it brought The Expanse to Comic Con via VR, prior to its season-one debut. Chiavelli thinks VR and AR will coexist. “Both offer a lot of possibilities. We want to use what is appropriate for the concept,” he said, adding, “for entertainment, in a lot of ways AR makes a little more sense. With AR you can mix real world elements with story elements.”
Check out the game teaser.
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming premiers Aug. 6 on Syfy