Bartosz Galantowicz

BSc Computing (Games Development)

Project Title: Enhancing Traditional Games with Augmented Reality Technologies

Project Description

Augmented reality (AR) is the real-time use of information in the form of text, graphics, audio,
and other virtual enhancements integrated with real-world objects. Namely, the technology allows
for augmenting our perception, opening new horizons for humanity. This phenomenon might
redefine the reality we are living and affect every part of our life.

Consequently, the major project aims to discover how augmented reality may change traditional
games like board games. It was noticed that board games, including card games, provide many
opportunities to augment them with digital features. Accordingly, it was suggested that AR
could enhance the gaming experience for traditional kinds of games. Furthermore, this
could be a new way of entertainment combining the benefits of digital games and board games.

The final result of the project is an augmented reality card game. The creation of the application
was a way to learn AR technology and games development. Thereby, it was also possible to state
the main limitations of programmers regarding the implementation of augmented
reality.

I chose the Games Development course because I have always been into creative things. In addition, I like the idea that the scope of this course includes many interesting aspects like programming, planning, and designing the software. Also, I believe that making games is like being a writer. You can create anything you want, and the only limitation is your imagination.

UWTSD provides great facilities for students starting from great lecturers to available equipment. Moreover, the location of the university is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Those purposes were the main reasons why I decided to attend UWTSD.

I am currently working as a Unity Developer for WSP. However, my dream is to start my own games developer business in the future.

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