BeatBuddies AR - Abbey Road Studios Hackathon prototype

  • Helen Bellringer

Winner of 'Most Immersive Experience' at the Abbey Road Studios 'Power of Immersion' Hackathon 2019! This fun AR game is designed to connect audiences in shared musical moments using AR. As part of the Hackthon, we had 24 hours to form teams, ideate and create a prototype, then present the results on stage to an audience of industry experts. Using the gestural interface of the Facebook SparkAR platform, friends have to synchronise their movements to each other, and to the beat of the track to progress. As they do so, a layer of music is added, and another visual AR layer deepens the feeling of immersion. At the end, the two friends can enjoy the track in full, along with fun and shareable AR effects.