Saturday, September 9, 2017

Animal Jam in Virtual Reality

Hello Jammers! Welcome back to the Animal Jam Whip for another post!

If you read the Animal Jam Archives, which is another Animal Jam blog run by a number of different Jammers, including snowyclaw, you might have already heard of the possibility of Animal Jam taking on a whole new level - virtual reality.

Last Wednesday, WildWorks presented at a conference where they unveiled some recent development with Apple's brand-new virtual reality program called ARKit, which will be released alongside a major Apple update called ''iOS 7''. As an iPhone user, I am pretty excited to see what it will bring. :P

Apple describes the new ARKit as follows:

''iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.''

I'm assuming Animal Jam: Play Wild! may have something to do with this ARKit thing in the future. Can you imagine how awesome it would be to have Animal Jam in virtual reality? :D Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for reading. Happy jamming!


  1. Wait, WHAT?!?!? Like virtual reality as in the phone right in front of your nose, or something like take-a-photo-of-your-lego-and-bring-it-to-life sorta app?

    Either way, in my opinion, there are pros and cons to this (Most of them, if not all, are opinions for the "Phone in front of your nose" kinda app, since that's what I'm assuming):


    *You get the chance to feel like you're actually in Jamaa AKA First person view

    *Sort of have experience like you're in animal form? I don't know :P


    *If it's the kind of app where you strap your phone onto some sort of mask thing, it would probably damage your eyes much faster than a laptop screen if you use it a lot, since it IS right in front of your face. Especially for people on electronics 24/7.

    *Controls MIGHT be hard to use, but I'm not sure, I've never really used one before

    *Probably a million other things I could say about it being a bit bad

    But since I don't have enough info to criticize/review this "Soon to come app", we'll just have to wait and see..... But otherwise this is interesting news :P


    P.S Sorry if my comment was confusing :P

    1. Haha, it's okay. I definitely agree with you that AJ in virtual reality might sound a little over the border, but hopefully AJHQ will come up with some neat ways to bring it to life.

  2. There would be a problem I see. You would probably look out of your animal's eyes, which would make this problem: You wouldn't be able to see your animals look.


  3. To bad I don't have a phone XD
    But this sounds AMAZING

    1. I have a phone, but it's a Samsung😭😭😭


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