Introducing the PGA Jr. League Safari Par-Tee App: An Interactive Golf Game for Kids Featuring Collaborative Play Through Augmented Reality
The PGA is today launching the PGA Jr. League Safari Par-Tee mobile app, available for free download. Designed as an interactive mobile game, the PGA Jr. League app allows kids and families to collaboratively play golf as adorable animal avatars while transforming their own setting into the imaginative Adventure Park Golf Course. Developed by Trigger, the app uses Niantic's powerful ARDK to allow players to scan their surroundings with a smartphone, and create an immersive 3D playspace bringing interactive and whimsical golf courses to their real-world bedroom, backyard, or living space.
Once the area is scanned, the user's device displays a course that is filled with delightful and occasionally disruptive critters. Each environment within the Adventure Park Golf Course is designed to teach a different style of play so golfers must adapt throughout the course to learn, avoid obstacles, and improve their form. And with the app's multiplayer capabilities, local friends and family members can join into sessions for shared play to compete individually or as teams.
The purpose of the mobile app is to introduce golf to new audiences and further engage with current youth golfers, as they learn about golf fundamentals and build character skills. Users will also be wowed by the cutting-edge technology as their own environments are augmented into three different terrains:
"Gaming in the real world Metaverse is a core mechanic that can drive not only fun, but education, commerce, and even utility," said Trigger CEO and Creative Executive Director Jason Yim. "We're excited to partner with the PGA in building this mobile app and to help them achieve their goal of engaging with youth golfers through gamification and augmented reality."
Trigger is the world's most experienced XR developer studio and creative agency. For over 13 years, we've focused on ideating, building and deploying XR solutions for the world's top brands. From major consumer activations to powerful enterprise solutions, we employ emerging AR and VR technologies that push the boundaries of what's possible across entertainment, sports, retail and the enterprise as companies get into the Metaverse.
To date, Trigger has completed over 250 XR projects and more than 275,000 hours of XR development with clients such as Disney, Verizon, LEGO, the NBA, NFL, Nike, Sony, Google and Molson Coors, along with premium entertainment IP including Spider-Man, Star Wars, Avengers, Jurassic World and more. We are also exclusive early development partners with Niantic, Qualcomm, Snap, Meta and the Global XR Content Telco Alliance, as well as premiere partners with 8th Wall and Unity. Trigger has been awarded numerous Shortys and Webbys and was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine. As a minority owned business and a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), we collaborate with a diverse slate of clients and partners who represent inclusive values. For more information about Trigger, visit us at www.triggerxr.com.