1990s Moscow could be making a comeback in augmented reality

1990s Moscow could be making a comeback in augmented reality
Image: Moscow '94

14 December 2018

The turbulent 90s could return to the streets of Moscow with a new Pokemon Go-style game reviving life in the Russian capital in the years after the collapse of communism.

Moscow ‘94 plans to use AR, or augmented reality technology, which imposes computer-generated images onto a real-time stream you see through the camera of your phone or tablet.

Using an iPad to open a visual portal into the past, players will be tasked with completing tasks and collecting virtual loot.

The team behind the project, led by Ivan Mitin and Ivan Yutinskiy, are looking for investors to launch the game with a cash injection of 8 million rubles ($120,000).

They say that they want to tap into the nostalgia of a time that was difficult for many. “Happily the 90s have gone, but their memory lives on,” their website reads. “Now, that era seems quaint and naive, even if living through it all wasn’t sweet and easy.”

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