It’s hard to believe that the four jumpsuit-wearing, proton pack-carrying heroes first appeared in theaters just over 30 years ago, serving all our paranormal elimination needs, reminding us never to cross streams and ultimately turning the noun ‘slime’ into a verb. Even thirty years after hitting the theaters back in 1984, the franchise has lost none of it’s magic. The large number of active Ghostbusters Clubs all over the world – and the amount of real estate the brand still holds in our hearts – prove this beyond any reasonable doubt.
Those of us who have grown up with the franchise have since been dreaming about taking down ghosts ourselves because of course: we ain’t afraid of no ghosts! That’s how the idea of developing Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast came about. In 2012 augmented reality and location-based services were finally at a point where we could use them in mobile to really do justice to the franchise and we were honored when Sony granted our wish to create the first augmented reality Ghostbusters game.
In the game, augmented reality introduces ghosts, demons and ghouls into your real-world environment as seen through the camera of your device and you can use your phones’ location to find and catch local ghosts. Additionally, you’ll also need to use your devices’ accelerometer and gyroscope to blast-and-then-steer ghosts into a virtual ghost trap for containment. It is as close as you can get to live the life of a real Ghostbuster.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest movies of all-time, we’ve now set Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast FREE. Every fan of the franchise is invited to commemorate with us and turn their mobile devices into weapons against paranormal menaces.
To become a Ghostbuster in your own city and kick some ectoplasmic butt, download Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast to your iOS device here and you Android device here.