Transforming the sports stadium into an augmented reality arena is the goal of the Sports++ project by artist Sander Veenhof.
Sports++ will offer soccer fans worldwide an additional gaming layer on top of the action happening on the playing field. This additional action can be viewed using the Layar augmented reality browser, available for iPhone or Android smartphones. Spectators that point their smart phone camera onto the soccer field will be able to see an altered live image of the field, augmented with virtual gaming elements and characters. The ball, the players and/or the referee will be, with their movements and actions, unknowingly controlling the parallel game happening in the virtual universe.
Sports++ aims to fully connect the soccer players and their actions to the game characters living in the mixed reality game environment, to allow the audience to play an active role and to give supporters worldwide the power to get involved in the game in unique ways.
Produced in collaboration with V2_Lab and Layar
Supported by the Dutch Gamefonds