Discover how partners use Niantic Lightship to tell their stories and expand their reach
AR experiences that turn the real world into a virtual skatepark

Inspired by the inventor of legendary skateboard tricks like the ollie, kickflip and impossible, the team at Reality Crisis is building the first augmented reality skateboard game. In SKATRIX players take to the streets, navigating a map to explore and collect skatepark elements. Players can skate real-world features with hyper-accurate AR precision and realistic physics, or craft the skatepark of their dreams to pull off the perfect run.

Discover you natural surroundings with a virtual guide

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, dedicated to the legacy of the conservationist president, offers an engaging mobile app called Rangers Wanted. This game uses augmented reality to transform your surroundings into exciting environments. Led by a virtual Teddy Roosevelt, players embark on adventures, help animals, and learn valuable conservation skills, all while having fun and appreciating the wonders of the real world.

Explain our history through virtual monuments

The Kinfolk Foundation aims to use art and technology to rewrite history in a way that resonates with the next generation. The Kinfolk app brings stories from Black icons to life and lets users discover unsung heroes through augmented reality monuments. Kinfolk was built with support from The Mellon Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports innovative projects in the humanities and arts.

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Finding wonder in your world

Through the power of augmented reality, Wonderlab AR allows you to discover and uncover the scientific phenomena hiding in our real world. Get outside and collect the powers, forces and knowledge you need to bend, morph and distort reality as you know it.

Powered by Niantic Lightship and developed with partner, PRELOADED, Wonderlab AR is a first-of-its-kind experience which extends the Wonderlab gallery beyond the walls of the Science Museum in London. It’s a completely new experience that allows everyone to get hands-on with science.

The official Game of Thrones House of the Dragon app

For the premiere of the HBO Original “House of the Dragon,” Max launched House of the Dragon: DracARys, the official augmented reality app for the series. With the app, fans around the world “hatch” and raise their own virtual dragons at home. Each dragon is unique to its user, and as it grows it will develop its own look and temperament driven by its keeper’s interactions with it.

The Max digital innovation and marketing teams collaborated with The Mill’s team of artists, technologists, and strategists to develop House of the Dragon: DracARys from scratch using the Unity game engine and powered by Niantic’s Lightship technology with immersive sound design by London-based studio, Factory.

Changing how golf is played and experienced

Playing outdoors together is at the heart of what we love at Niantic, and our multiplayer tools are core to helping the PGA Jr. League and developer Trigger Global to create new shared-AR experiences. Through AR, the PGA Jr. League brings something fresh and intriguing to generations of new players.

Enhancing in-person event experiences

Use the Coachellaverse section in the festival app to explore immersive AR experiences created in partnership with Niantic. Step into the Portal, head to the Spectra to watch the Butterfly land, and use the Wayfinder to easily navigate the Polo Fields, find different points of interest, and explore geo-specific AR experiences. Available on select devices.

Making mindfulness as accessible as possible

So much more than a meditation app, TRIPP is using Lightship to connect people across the world to a global wellness community. TRIPP is building an incredibly unique experience that explores the potential for a real-world metaverse to create a more connected, mindful, and better world.

Bringing the creative world of manga alive

Manga published by the Japanese company Shueisha has been entertaining comic book fans for nearly 100 years. Their works have inspired countless animated films and television series, and now, with mobile devices and AR, the wonderful characters of “One Piece” and many other manga can exist in the real world as well.

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