Whack-A-Mole AR Game

2010  |  Daejeon, S.Korea

Designing an Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone (Android) game referencing the classic “Whack-A-Mole” game.


The classic arcade “Whack-A-Mole” game uses a hammer to hit the moles to push them back into the machine. This interaction makes the game enjoyable for the users to play.


The current “Whack-A-Mole” games available in app stores for smartphones lack this physical interaction, which makes the games dull and unpopular (users are just tapping the screen).


We explored ways on how to keep natural behaviors while playing games on handheld devices.