Augmented reality virtual pet game Animin bringing CG poo to a table near you

Next week’s Toy Fair will see the launch of Animin, a modern take on the virtual pet phenomenon that uses augmented reality to project your little animal friends out into the real world via a smartphone or tablet display. The game is your classic virtual pet kind of thing, only they “exist” in the real world as graphics overlaid atop your phone or tablet’s view of your surroundings.

They evolve and get sick as virtual pets tend to do, but seeing as this is 2014 the app also includes voice recognition and instant messaging integration, making it a more social take on the pretend veterinarian genre. Here’s what it’ll be like:

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A small computer animal would appear to have done a poo on the table. We think children might therefore like this sort of thing quite a lot, as they tend to enjoy anything that involves poo, real or fictional, and computer animals are almost as popular.

That was a video of fashionable people liking it. So if they like it, unfashionable people like us will surely like it too. Animin launches later this year.

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