A free fighting game using augmented reality developed for the AR.Drone

The rules of the game

AR.FlyingAce is a game of air combat in augmented reality. It takes place between two AR.Drone armed with Plasma missiles. The game’s objective is to virtually shoot down the opposition AR.Drone.

Each AR.Drone has an unlimited number of missiles.

Once the AR.Drone enemy has been detected by the camera, a red cross-shaped timekeeper appears on the screen and the iPhone® / iPod touch® / iPad™ begins vibrating. The driver then has to shake his iDevice to activate the sending of a missile towards the other fighter. The missile trajectory will be visible in augmented reality on the screen of the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad until its impact on the enemy AR.Drone.

Life bars of both AR.Drone are displayed on the sides of pilot screens, the bar on the right corresponding to the opponent. If the level ends before either player has lost his virtual life, the winner will be the one with the highest life bar.

A technological first

Once the Bluetooth of the iDevice is on, each player has to connect his AR.Drone in WiFi and launch the AR.FlyingAce application.

One player selects the“create” option on the main menu and indicates his opponent’s colour and hull type (indoor or outdoor). The second player selects the“join” option in the main menu and also indicates the characteristics of his opponent. The game can then begin. Each player’s respective iPhone/iPod touch/iPad screen displays what the AR.Drone is‘seeing’. Each action - a shot received or launched - will also be displayed on the screen via the ingenuity of Augmented Reality.

Note : If the game is played with indoor hulls, players should place the coloured stickers (sold with the AR.Drone) on it.

AR.FlyingAce is an exciting air combat game which tests the players piloting capabilities whilst taking advantage of the exceptional technical and flying capabilities of the AR.Drone.

Video

YouTube.com/Ardrone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfZguUt9ges

§  Duration of the game : Up to 3 minutes

§  Game available on 27 April on the App Store SM

§  Free

For more information, visit www.parrot.com or contact

PARROT

Vanessa Loury– Fabien Laxague

vanessa.loury@parrot.com

  fabien.laxague@parrot.com

Tel. +33 (0)1 48 03 60 58 / +33 (0)6 86 56 81 33

MISCHIEF for Parrot

Seb Dilleyston

parrot@mischiefpr.com

020 7100 9999 / 020 7841 6681


Tel. +33 (0)1 48 03 89 83 / +33 (0)6 80 90 97 59

ABOUT PARROT

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists and in 2010, the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via wi-fi and using augmented reality.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 500 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263– PARRO)

More information: www.parrot.com / www.ardrone.com / www.parrotoem.com

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