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New augmented reality app turns your world into a giant Minecraft game [video]

Published Nov 28th, 2012 11:59PM EST

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Have you ever played Minecraft for so long that you start seeing the outside world as a series of blocks that can be manipulated at will to create all sorts of fantastic constructions? Well, the folks at 13th Lab are trying to give us the next best thing with a new augmented reality app that lets users see what our Minecraft creations would look like if they existed in the real world. The new Minecraft Reality app, now on sale for $1.99 in Apple’s (AAPL) App Store, “maps and tracks the world around you using the camera, and allows you to place Minecraft worlds in reality, and even save them in a specific location for others to look at.” A video demonstration of the app is posted below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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