One coder recreated the first level of 'Super Mario Bros' in augmented reality and played it in Central Park

After Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company’s ARKit during last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference, it became clear that augmented reality was on its way towards becoming mainstream. It may arrive sooner than expected, however, thanks to one enterprising programmer. 

28-year-old developer Abhishek Singh has recreated the entire first level from Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” for Microsoft HoloLens using Unity3D. The coder, a graduate from NYU’s Tisch school, took his creation to Central Park in New York City to demonstrate how it works. 

Clad in a homemade Mario costume, Singh recorded himself walking down a pathway in the park, jumping on any Goombas and Koopa Troopas that crossed his path. The life-sized game even features the Fire Flower, which allowed Singh to launch fireballs by gesturing with his hands where he wanted them to go. 

According to Singh, there was no post-production work done on his recording. 

Check out the augmented reality “Super Mario Bros.” experience below. 

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