Just in time for Halloween, here’s a unique mobile game that can provide a little extra spook this October.

Ghost Patrol turns your iPhone into a ghost hunting toy. The first mobile game from new Seattle-based game company Artifact Technologies, Ghost Patrol uses augmented reality to enable users to detect, engage and photograph the most-wanted ghosts out there. Perfect for those kids who complain about Halloween just not being scary enough.

Check out the video above for a better look at the gameplay in the 99 cent app.

The idea came from co-founder and head of creative Brent Friedman, who has done work for companies like 343, Zynga and Electronic Arts. For the artwork, he teamed with Peter Von Sholly, an accomplished illustrator who worked on movies like Mars Attack! and James and the Giant Peach.

Artifact is run by CEO Sam Teplitsky, a former Cheezberger mobile consultant. Teplitsky says his company has another casual game in the works for release later this year, as well as fonograf, a local music discovery app and curated event calendar. Their offices are located in Fremont.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/lauer_john John Lauer

    The trailer is hilarious. It wasn’t embedded in the article above. (Edit: apparently there is a link above. Well, if you missed it, it’s worth 30 seconds of your life) https://vimeo.com/51775743

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelseyklevenberg Kelsey Klevenberg

    Nice work Sam and Co. It’s great to see some unique games out there.

    • samtep

      Thanks Kelsey!

  • http://twitter.com/MsStackattack Emily Stackhouse

    I’m scared.

  • John

    Impressed. I can see people getting hooked on it… pretty spooky too. Two thumbs up.

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