Mirrorscape, an XR game studio based in Los Angeles, has announced the open beta launch of its augmented reality (AR) tabletop gaming platform. The platform is designed for mobile devices and is compatible with Apple Vision Pro, Apple’s XR device set to launch in 2024. Mirrorscape has been working on the platform for years and is also developing it to be compatible with various AR glasses and headsets from different manufacturers.
The platform aims to provide an immersive virtual platform for role-playing games and digital tabletop experiences. It supports popular games like Dungeons & Dragons, Starfinder, and Pathfinder, allowing users to build and interact with game pieces, terrain, and other players as they would in a physical setting.
The platform is available for free on iOS and Android devices and will also support glasses and headset functionality later this year. Mirrorscape's platform integrates cutting-edge AR functionality with traditional tabletop game features, offering advanced hand tracking and gesture technology. Players can easily interact with digital tabletop items, picking them up and moving them around.
Mirrorscape CEO Grant Anderson emphasized that the platform was built by and for tabletop RPG players. He expressed gratitude for the support the platform has received from the community and thanked users, backers, developers, and partners for their contributions.
In addition to Apple devices, Mirrorscape is also working on making its platform compatible with devices on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spaces platform, Lenovo smart glasses, and other upcoming AR headsets. The company aims to provide an authentic and immersive experience for players, regardless of their location.
Mirrorscape has been in the AR and VR industry for nine years, with its team's background in VR technology and visual effects for films. The platform has been in development for four years and has garnered significant fan support throughout the testing stage.
Mirrorscape views the launch of its AR tabletop gaming platform as an opportunity to revolutionize the tabletop gaming experience, catering to both longtime players and a new generation of gamers. With the surge of interest in tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, the company believes its platform can offer a unique and immersive gaming experience that can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time.