Yesterday, Verizon and @DroidLanding began teasing some sort of augmented reality game called D:COM – DROID Combat that involved warrior robots. In the past, we have seen nothing but contests for either current or upcoming devices from this Twitter account, some of which included augmented reality. So with little information available, other than a leaked .apk for the game that was posted into our comments almost immediately yesterday afternoon, we were hoping that Verizon would find a way to tie-in a new phone launch or contest with the release of this game. Why wouldn’t they, right? They couldn’t possibly tease for two days and then only announce a terrible augmented reality game that no one would play, would they?
With the official trailer for the game now posted to Verizon’s YouTube account, we’re now leaning towards that being the case. Again, we knew Verizon was launching an augmented reality game called D:COM – DROID Combat, but if there is no contest or new phone to help push this game, we’re 100% confused. This game looks awful. What’s the point in even producing something like this if you aren’t going to couple it with a reason (that being a contest or phone launch) for people to use it? Isn’t the point of poorly made and themed apps to use them alongside campaigns for new products? Ugh.
If there is one last line of hope, you’ll see in the trailer at the 57-second mark a mention of “90 days to domination.” Maybe something worth talking about will happen then? Oh, and the app will officially be made available tomorrow.
For now, file D:COM in the same place as Viva Movil. We just got J-LO’d.