GameStart 2017 is home to all things gaming, and this year, we will be bringing the world’s first AR Techno Sports to Singapore, thanks to HADO Singapore!
HADO is the first instance of esports utilizing wearable devices and AR (augmented reality) technology using head mounted displays and motion sensors. Imagine fighting giant monsters, throwing fireballs, or driving karts! Forget cables and being restricted in front of the screen, experience true movement with the new kind of esports.
Only possible through an international collaboration between parent company Meleap and Singapore based start-up NexRealm Productions, HADO Singapore are hoping this new form of gaming takes off and a community is built where everyone, young or old, can have fun together.
‘We are excited to partner with NexRealm Productions as the sole distributor to bring the HADO spirit into Singapore. When I was a child, I always wanted to shoot energy balls with my hands like an anime character (in Dragonball) but I couldn’t. Thanks to Augmented Reality (AR) technology now, I make my dream come true by creating HADO.”
Fukuda Hiroshi, CEO of Meleap
The first HADO tournament took place last year in Japan, and there will be a HADO World Cup held in December this year, with a huge prize pool fo US$30,000 up for grabs. Meleap is also planning to create a professional league to push Techno Sports, so if you are excited, come try it out at GameStart 2017!
A HADO concept store will also be opening at *SCAPE in October.