Star Wars fans can now play HoloChess in AR on iPhone and iPad

Just let the Wookie win

Disney and Lenovo have been working together on an augmented reality (AR) Star Wars app that lets users play games set in a galaxy far, far away.

The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges game launched last year and works on Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The headset lets users lightsaber battle as a variety of Star Wars characters, such as Darth Maul and Kylo Ren.

Now the game has added the ability to play HoloChess in AR using their iPhone.

The game works on Apple devices running iOS 11 or higher and lets users play 18 different HoloChess levels with eight unlockable characters.

Jedi Challenges utilizes ARKit, Apple’s design framework for using AR. The game anchors a game board on to a real-world flat surface, allowing the user to view it from different angles.

Playing HoloChess is fun but I wish the game supported two real players.

The Jedi Challenges app is available on both iOS and Android but to play HoloChess, Android users will need to purchase the Lightsaber controller and the Mirage headset, which is for sale on Lenovo’s website for $290 CAD.

The iOS version of the app can be downloaded here.

Via: Road to VR