Augmented Reality T-Shirt Will Make An Alien Burst Out Of Your Chest
Have you ever wanted to get attacked by an alien only to have it place its embryo inside of your body to gestate and later have it pop out of your stomach? I didn’t think so. But if you did, Swedish app developers Fingerfunk have developed a smartphone app that re-creates the alien birth scene from Ridley Scott’s Alien on your chest.
The app is called “Chestbuster!” and it uses augmented reality to create an animated alien bursting out of a tracking image. Just fire up the app, point your phone’s camera at the logo and the countdown will start. At the end of the countdown, a hideous, bloody alien will pop out and snarl at you. It actually looks pretty realistic and scary. The Swedish app developers have made the tracking image available on their website so you can print it out and place it anywhere you want including a t-shirt, door, or wall. Check out the video demonstration:
Fingerfunk is an independent Swedish app developer team started by Code Architect Niklas Wörmann and Graphics Guru Satrio Studt in 2009. They make graphics intense games for the web and mobile devices.
The tracking image looks like a punk rock band’s logo from the 80s and the alien itself will freak out anyone who uses the app. The app is clearly better than actually having the real thing done to you:
Fingerfunk’s Chestbuster app is free and available for Android devices through the Google Play Store. The app will be coming soon to iOS devices.