HappyGiant Announces REAL cARds™, Augmented Reality Greeting Cards for Apple’s AR Devices

HappyGiant, an award-winning independent games studio and augmented reality leader, today announced their latest product, REAL cARds™, the first digital-only AR greeting card app and platform. Debuting just in time for Valentine’s Day, the first cards are available through the free REAL cARds app in the iTunes . Additional card options will be added seasonally over time.
A pioneering developer of immersive experiences, HappyGiant’s first AR game title, HoloGrid: Monster Battle, has launched across several leading platforms and was recently featured by as “Game of the Day” – one of the first AR games to receive this distinction. HoloGrid brought creatures big and small to life in your world; on your tabletop, livingroom or backyard. REAL cARds uses HappyGiant’s same underlying AR tools to bring to life cuddly teddy bears, flowers, hearts and more, for a new fun way to send greeting cards this Valentine’s Day.
HappyGiant sees AR greeting cards as a potential tipping point for introducing AR experiences to the mass market.
REAL cARds uses the tracking and depth-sensing abilities of Apple’s ARKit to animate 3D Teddy Bears and more in Augmented Reality, including a selection of accesories and a 3D Card with customizable messages. Recipients with newer ARKit-compatible devices can download the free app for the full experience. Recipients without compatible devices can enjoy a video representation shared via SMS or email.
Features include:
  • Multiple animated card sequences to choose from.
  • Fully customizable. Choose Teddy Bear types, flowers and add a custom message (additional characters will be added over time).
  • Send to friends and family as AR, or Video via SMS or email.
  • Cards feature 3D animation, music and custom messages, all delivered in Augmented Reality.
REAL cARds is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store. For additional information, please visit www.happygiant.com.

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