Augmented reality (AR) games superimpose computer-generated objects on a real-world environment. The augmentations are generally real-time. In video games, the most common implementation of Augmented reality is the insertion of digital objects into the environment. AR games often use a physical “marker” to allow the game to recognize and process elements.
Not to be confused with "alternate reality games (ARG)", which use the real world as a platform and employ transmedia storytelling that may be altered by players' ideas or actions. While some have electronic game elements to them, these are outside the scope of VGG.