Google and Taito’s AR Space Invaders game is out now on Android and iOS

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Google and Taito’s new augmented reality game that lets you wave around your phone to destroy AR Space Invaders aliens is out now on Android and iOS. The two companies announced the game, Space Invaders: World Defense, at Google I/O in May.

The release is coming at a time when many other AR games aren’t doing so well. While Niantic’s Pokémon Go has been a huge success, the studio has shut down games from big brands like Harry Potter, Transformers, and the NBA and laid off employees. And it hasn’t just been Niantic that’s struggled; Microsoft shut down a Minecraft AR game in 2021 and CD Projekt Red just shut down its The Witcher AR game.

I’m not sure if World Defense is going to skyrocket into a Pokémon Go-sized hit, but the core concept…

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