Vertigore Releases Pacific Defense Game for iPad, Incorporates Augmented Reality Feature

One of the first out the gate with an iPad game, Vertigore has developed Pacific Defense [App Store, $1.99], a WWII game that puts you in the role of a WWII gunner using a turret shooting at enemy planes above and torpedos below.

Per TechCrunch, the game is designed so that you hold it up in front of you and look through it like a window into another world. The game is in black and white with scratches to make it look like an old newsreel and you tilt the iPad to aim and tap the guns on either side with your thumbs to shoot.

The game uses an augmented reality control mode in its settings, so instead of just tilting the iPad, you can turn your whole body and spin around to shoot at the planes 360 degrees around you or at the torpedos below. Users playing with headphones will hear 3D sound, so you can hear the planes coming from your left or right or from behind.

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