If the most you miss about Game of Thrones are the dragons, then I think we may have an awesome news for you. A team who called themselves as Dragon Federation has “discovered” some “dragon eggs” on the Rocky Mountains and they are inviting you to take one as pet. Before Thunderf00t jumps on it and debunks this, we have to clarify that these whole rearing a dragon thing is real, well, virtually speaking, that is.
Dragon Federation has some physical dragon eggs made though that, when combined with a mobile app, lets you interact with the dragon fetal inside the egg via augmented reality. You will be able to observe the virtual dragon’s heartbeat, “touch it” (on your mobile phone screen, obviously), and basically, nurtures it until it hatches.
The app promised the following features:
●AI Object recognition: The app recognizes your egg vs. another egg or object
●Voice detection and audio responsiveness: Your dragon will learn your voice and react to outside audio stimulus
●Audial Learning AI: The more the dragon is exposed to consistent sounds the more likely it will identify and prefer those sounds after hatching (for example, its name)
●Geolocational tracking: Never lose track of your dragon after it hatches
●Vitals: Heart rate and core temperature
●Image capture and sharing: Take and share pics of your dragon on social media within the app
So, essentially it is like a more advanced version of Tamagotchi or Neopets. This virtual gestation will last for 2 months before the creature enters the world and when it does, you can continue to interact with it with the AR-based app. The app also features a “Species Guidebook” offering you the dragon’s essential information like its diet, map of where it was discovered, and live stats including its name, gender, growth progress et cetera.
The most interesting promise is perhaps the VR experience that will allow you to get up close and personal with your pet dragon in the virtual environment using a VR headset. Dragon Federation has taken to Kickstarter to raise $30,000 to create the dragon eggs and complete the development of the app. Amazingly, the campaign is funded in just hours.
A total of 4,893 eggs will be available in categories of Common, Uncommon, Rare and Extremely Rare, and from which backers can choose from one of ten different dragon eggs. It is not cheap, though. Prices start at $99-140 for limited early bird backers and runs up to as much as $2,000 for an extremely rare egg in Pure White that comes with a few additional perks.
All images courtesy of Dragon Federation.
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