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More strategy, more gameplay and more usability for SwapBots posted on 10th September 2018

Progress continues at SwapBots HQ with working UI, added strategy, a working shop and much more… UI and Strategic Elements SwapBots has never looked better with the latest UI (user interface) designs plumbed-in and working in the game. The latest developments include experiments with player notifications displayed in contextual augmented reality (that means the information […]

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Gameplay, UI, Animations, The Hub and more posted on 31st July 2018

We have continued to make refinements to SwapBots’ UI. Although all UI elements are designed, once some were applied to the game and subsequently tested, the odd flaw was exposed and a rolling series of changes are being applied. As you’ll see in the ‘scan screen’ video below, there are also new ways to interact […]

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UI Milestones and more posted on 2nd July 2018

Hello backers and friends of SwapBots, It’s a heatwave here in Liverpool but we’re resisting the urge to sit under a shady tree to sweat it out on developing SwapBots. Here’s what we’ve been doing during the last few weeks… A major UI milestone As documented in previous updates, the whole of the UI for […]

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From Paper to Augmented Reality posted on 30th May 2018

Hello there SwapBots backers, Work continues apace on SwapBots with new UI, work on getting the narrative embedded into the gameplay and more…. How do you wireframe spacial interfaces? So, this is how we start prototyping new gameplay – with Post-it notes! In the dawning era of spatial computing the old wireframes no longer cut […]

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Watch The Evolution of SwapBots posted on 26th April 2018

Mike Snowdon is leading the creative team behind SwapBots. Here he talks us through the design process and all the various iterations of SwapBots that have lead to the toys we have today. Those of you who have been aware of SwapBots since the very beginning will know that it has been a remarkable journey […]

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Customise Your Bot in The Hub posted on 25th April 2018

One of the cool features of SwapBots is not to do with the technology or the toy – it’s the parent-friendly business model. There is no need for in-app purchases – you just buy the toys and start playing. However, we still wanted to offer a compelling option to customise the in-game world for players […]

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New Game Modes Announced posted on 24th April 2018

Yes, after thousands of hours of testing and development we have implemented a new game mode. As you can see from the video, it’s non-AR Battle Mode – this will enable the Bots to do battle in more extreme ways. Without the animation being tied directly to the static toy we can allow for action […]

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SwapBots Gameplay

Game Developer Niall On the Challenges of AR Gameplay posted on 14th December 2017

Our resident indie-games guru and Destiny fanatic Niall Taylor is SwapBots’ secret weapon. Joining the team to fettle gameplay and to push the Unity 3D games engine into new places, Niall is the arch-gamer-turned developer and somebody who is passionate about the art and science of the video game. What are the main challenges of […]

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SwapBots Gameplay

SwapBots Gameplay in action posted on 20th October 2017

SwapBots Gameplay progress It’s exciting here in the studio as SwapBots comes together. We wanted to share a few work-in-progress clips and images with you as we continue to test and refine the game and toy.As you can see, the augmented reality gameplay is looking good and all the new characters are working within the […]

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Toy Production

Toy production and game progress update posted on 6th October 2017

Hi there SwapBots supporters, The team here are busy making progress with SwapBots as we head towards completing the toy production and gameplay. Obviously we are behind our original schedule by around two months, so we thought it was time to update you on where we are currently at. Competing with Santa! As you may […]

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Collectible, customizable toys come to life through the magic of augmented reality gaming!