Young golfers can now turn their physical environment into a digital putting green, thanks to the same technology behind Niantic’s pokemon go† The PGA Jr. League revealed today Safari Par Tee, a new AR mobile gaming platform available on both iOS and Android. Trigger – the developer behind the app – built it with Niantic’s Lightship kit for AR apps. Players can use their smartphone to scan their physical environment into an interactive golf course.
While Safari Par Tee aimed at youth golfers (it even has very cute animal avatars), its AR capabilities are likely to make it a draw for parents and older relatives to get involved as well. The game has a number of multiplayer options, allowing players to match up with other local players in real time, or connect to specific players via Wi-Fi. The game also allows players to have common scoring matches with multiple rounds and different clubs. For players new to golf, the game introduces them to the basics of the game and the different styles of play. The game features three different terrains, all with different obstacles and objectives.
Since the world of golf video games offers plenty of options for adults (such as: PGA TOUR 2K21† Tiger Woods PGA Tour and the recently postponed EA Sports PGA Tour), free entry for kids seems like a refreshing change of pace. Safari Par Tee is now available for download on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.
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