Power Mac Center is bringing back its popular App Arcade Tournament Arcadium this 2018, this time it’s called ‘A.R.cadium.’ It’s not your ordinary mobile game tournament though, as it will feature augmented-reality games that both immerses players in a unique game world, all while showcasing the power of iOS devices.
A.R.cadium is the fifth staging of Power Mac Center’s App Arcade Tournament, and it will not only give mobile gamers a unique gaming experience, but also a chance to win exciting prizes. The tournament will feature four augmented-reality games: Stack AR, Kings of Pool, Smash Tanks, and The Machines AR. All games will be played on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro.
A.R.cadium is happening in the four weekends of June at participating Power Mac Center stores across Metro Manila. Here is a schedule and venues of A.R.cadium:
|THE MACHINES/SMASH TANKS||KINGS OF POOL/STACK AR|
|June 9-10||SM Megamall|
SM Aura Premier
SM City East Ortigas
|June 16-17||Greenbelt 3|
Power Plant Mall
|Cash & Carry|
|June 23-24||The Annex at SM North EDSA|
|Ayala Mall Cloverleaf|
Ayala Malls Vertis North
SM City Fairview
SM City Marikina
|June 30-July 1||Festival Mall|
SM Mall of Asia
|SM City BF|
Players with the highest scores per game at the end of the tournament will receive PHP 20,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cheques each.
The first AR game for the tournament is Stack AR. It’s a pretty simple game, as players just need to stack blocks as high as they can. But it gets difficult as the game goes on, as imperfect stacking will make your blocks smaller.
The next AR title is Kings of Pool. It has players essentially playing eight-ball, but on their phones and in a virtual pool table. Scoring is much easier in this game than in real-life pool, but it’s still a fun and immersive experience.
Smash Tanks is, as the name implies, an AR game where the objective is to smash the opposing players tanks. Each player takes turns flinging tanks at each other, with the first to deplete their opponents’ health being declared the winner.
The last A.R.cadium game is The Machines. It’s basically a mobile MOBA title, but in augmented reality. With The Machines, you can transform any flat surface into a futuristic battlefield, where you try to take down another player’s (or an AI) base to win.
This article was first published in GG Network by the same author here.