QR code implementation
I’m playing around with QR code generation, as a method of second-screen interaction for Awareon.
Within the game QR codes may appear in key locations which will contain text or links back to the community website. Players can choose related interactions either in-game, or move to an external browser. Just what sort of interactions? Player-to-player hints, cooperative puzzles and a few other ideas are floating around in my head.
I’m using a PHP library to make these rather than depend on any external service. The images will end up baked into the game, so the codes will be catalogued by game-location & URL rather than content. I suppose I could reimplement the library in UnrealScript for on-the-fly generation in-game, but the URLs can handle the content dynamically. Patching the game will add new codes as needed.