Chicago based Trixi Studios has created an augmented reality app for iOS 11’s ARKit framework which allows users to simulate the experience of the ‘Take On Me’ video in their own home.

Trixi Studios describes the project:

We are giant fans of the original video by Aha and director Steve Barron, and especially the legendary animators Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger who came up with the beautiful technique and style we were trying to emulate.

This work was made very quickly and just for fun, there is a lot of room for improvement. We inspired by the intersection of emerging mass technology like ARKit and visual effects that traditionally have been difficult to recreate. Everything is live in camera and works as shown.

This is not for an app we currently are planning on distributing.

In other words, don’t look for it in the App Store, only the preview is available. Even so, response from tech media has been pretty enthusiastic:


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