The Draughts (Checkers) Game is an augmented reality game built with App Inventor. Players use their phones to choose their team and starting position on the board, then they move around like human checker pieces on a large outdoor field. The game tracks movements using GPS, showing the location of each checker on the virtual board depicted on the players' screens. The draughts game was programmed over a ten week summer vacation period by Trinity College Dublin undergraduate Hugh Lander. Professors Stefan Weber and Brendan Tangney were the faculty advisors for the project.
This group also developed a virtual reality version of Pong in which a virtual ball moves between two players' screens as they act like pong paddles moving back and forth on a field.View the Augmented Reality Pong Video .