Hello TeamSolar has partnered with Google on a project to create augmented reality (AR) technology focused on customized experiences in specific locations. As part of the deal, Google is working closely with Hello TeamSolar.

Hello TeamSolar is developing a platform for branded custom AR experiences to be played in large-scale settings across multiple devices in real time. The team will also be working with Google to create applications that support AR location-based services. The startup is creating a platform to deliver content via multiple devices with Google Cloud Anchors.

Archie Prakash, who is on the faculty of University of Southern California’s Interactive Games & Media department, founded Hello TeamSolar along with Nick Fortugno, creator of Diner Dash and CEO of Playmatics, and Linda Franke, a former lecturer at UDK Berlin (Berlin Arts University). Hello TeamSolar participated in a game jam sponsored by Google and it won.

Lightning round speaker Nick Fortugno talks about Hello Team Solar's

Above: Lightning round speaker Nick Fortugno talks about Hello TeamSolar’s AR game.

Image Credit: Hello TeamSolar

Hello TeamSolar’s advisers include Samuel Roberts of USC Cinematic Arts.


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In a talk at GamesBeat Summit 2019, Fortugno said the team is using Google’s ARCore to create games like UndAR the Sea that can be used in public places. If you follow fish that you see on your smartphone in a real environment, you can hear music play.

[Updated 6/6/19: Removed incorrect information provided by Hello TeamSolar].

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