dibs Studio placed 2nd In Niantic’s Global Competition

dibs studio, creators of mixed reality experiences for consumer use in the real world, today announced that it has placed 2nd out of 10 finalists in Niantic’s global competition. The competition gave developers from around the world the opportunity to create their own augmented reality (AR) experiences leveraging the same technology powering Niantic products, including Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

dibs studio developed Wild SanctuARy, an AR adventure game that brings players face-to-face with endangered species and the challenges of climate change. Created on the Niantic Real World Platform, players utilize augmented reality and map-based exploration to gather resources, build habitats and care for endangered animals. By collaborating with friends and competing around the world, players help restore balance to their local environments. Wild SanctuARy also facilitates in-game donations that directly support species at risk and climate action. Through playtesting, Wild SanctuARy has proven to have genuine appeal amongst consumers, resonating with a social issue that people care deeply about.  A video demo of the game can be viewed here.

About dibs studio

Founded in 2018, dibs studio creates mixed reality experiences for consumers use in the real world. Specializing in persistent, collaborative and immersive experiences, we imagine, prototype and deliver mixed reality products and services across retail, events, gaming, experiential and social causes. dibs studio is located in Toronto, Canada and Vancouver, Canada through its partnership with Apply Ventures.

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