‘A.R.cadium’ tournament to feature AR games for first time

By Clarist Mae Zablan

This year’s Arcadium, the app arcade tournament organized by Power Mac Center (PMC), will feature games with augmented reality (AR) gameplay for the first time.

The Stack AR game

Dubbed “A.R.cadium”, the contest will require gamers to compete in any or all of the four featured Apple arcade games to showcase the capability of iPhones, iPad Pro, and iPad for AR.

As announced in a launch on Tuesday, June 5, the tournament games will be Stack AR, Kings of Pool, Smash Tanks, and The Machines AR. PMC will provide participants with Apple devices during the tournament games.

The top three winners from each game will receive PMC gift cheques worth P20,000, P10,000 and P5,000, respectively.

Tournaments for The Machines and Smash Tanks will be held in the following PMC stores:

• June 16-17 at Greenbelt 3 and Power Plant Mall,
• June 23-24 at The Annex at SM North EDSA and TriNoma, and
• June 30-July 1 at Festival Mall and SM Mall of Asia

Meanwhile, tournaments for King of Pool and Stack AR will likewise be held:

• June 9-10 at Robinsons Magnolia, The Podium, and SM City East Ortigas,
• June 16-17 at Cash & Carry, Circuit Makati, and Glorietta 5,
• June 23-24 at Ayala Malls Coverleaf, Ayala Malls Vertis North, SM City Fairview, and SM City Marikina, and
• June 30-July 1 at SM City BF, and SM Southmall

The Smash Tanks game

“We are excited to make you immersed into the virtual world. We’ll take you to the future of mobile gaming: it’s going to all happen in Arcadium 2018,” PMC marketing manager AG Constantino said.

This year’s Arcadium will be its fifth staging since 2011.

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