I Created A Super Mario Augmented Reality Game


– Hi, I’m Abhishek Singh, and, I don’t know, I find it
hard to describe myself. Hi, I’m Abhishek, and
I’ve recreated the iconic first level of Super Mario Brothers as a first-person, life-size,
augmented reality game. (chill electronic music) I’m kind of a cross between an engineer, a developer, a designer, and an artist. I grew up in India and
studied business in undergrad. Which is very different
from what I’m doing today. I did have a start-up back
in India, which was actually my first introduction in
programming in general because I’ve always had all these ideas but no real way to
actually build them out. So I was like, okay, let
me just quit everything and just spend my entire
time learning how to program. So I just happened to chance
upon in some forum online about this program called
ITP which was at NYU. So I immediately emailed them,
ended up getting accepted, and then I found myself in New York, and that’s where I’ve been for the last three and a half years. This is the entrance of ITP. It’s kind of like a mix of
an art and a tech program. It brings people from a
diverse set of backgrounds and puts them into this
relatively small space. I never started off intending
to build Super Mario AR, I wanted to create a large, outdoor, expansive kind of experience. This is the location actually where I shot and filmed the entire
Super Mario experience. I arrived at 5:30 at the crack of dawn, dressed and donned completely
in a Super Mario costume, but I think more interesting for people right here in Central Park you see a guy dressed in this weird costume, wearing a weird headset on his head, jumping around seemingly to something that they could not see either. I definitely got a few weird stares, but considering it’s New York, I think they’ve seen weirder things. I actually started by building
out in virtual reality, which of course is different
from augmented reality, and soon realized that virtual
reality was kind of limiting, something that I always
found interesting was instead of stepping into
the world of the computer, it’s kind of, bring that virtual world into our physical world. I started off literally
just taking a cube, and trying to place it
in the space around us. In one of my experiments, I took that cube and placed it slightly above my head, and then I stepped under
that cube and looked up, and for some reason, all these
memories from my childhood kind of came flashing back and I was like, this is Super Mario Brothers,
that cube above my head is a brick that I should
be jumping to break. So as someone who doesn’t
have a technical background, I have kind of a unique
perspective of how to get into creating these kind of
experiences, these kind of games, or just being able to
enter into tech field, which might seem a little
difficult for people at first, I myself have made several failed attempts at learning how to program. I think the main issue with that was that I was learning without a purpose, because knowledge that is not applied or used is easily forgotten. And once I started realizing that I should instead lead with
what I wanted to build, instead of learning the tech
and the tools behind it, everything started falling in place. So I think, build something
out of your passion about something that
excites you personally, and that’ll ensure that you
get over all the frustration that comes with learning something new. But all those moments of frustration are ultimately interspersed
with these moments of joy, and that’s the joy that
comes and leads to creation. (light-hearted electronic music) – Hey, Unsolved is on a new
channel, and now your part, – [Both] Subscribe here! – That was my part.

100 comments

  • Jaiden Johnson

    This is amazing!

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  • Fire Clan

    Plzzz like

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  • Curiosity Culture

    India REPRESENT! ❤️

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  • skinnydora

    Yay Mario !

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    24th viewer haha yes

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    474 viewer fudge yeah

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    677 viewer ooh yeah

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  • maxdoeswell

    OMG YES MY CHILDHOOD

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  • Army Girl62

    Are u gonna put these on sale? Bc I REALLY WANT ONE FOR MY BIRTHDAY! 💕💕💕

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  • Harshie

    Everyones saying it, ok then. INDIA REPRESENT ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Hawk Eyes

    buzz feed actually covered someone that is making a difference in the world… much wow

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    915 viewer this is awesome

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  • mila mossman

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  • Samantha Walker

    "Knowledge that is not applied or used is easily forgotten"

    That's a life quote right there

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    1k viewer ok Im done Bye

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    1.1k

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    1.2k

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  • Vîctør Junîør

    1.2M viewer. OOps I mean 1.2k

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    Cool 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • TheJkmega

    Omg its the ordinal scale. Dont steal people´s memories of your daughter to recreate her as an AI pls.

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  • Birdie Life

    I hope he makes daddy Waluigi next 😏

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  • Araceli Reyes

    Oh my god imagine this with Pokemon. I would legit cryyyyyyy

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  • MaskitMati

    wow the nostalgia!!! i miss mario :/ THAT was a time!

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  • Simply_Sara

    c00l

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  • kolrox xD

    Indians are geniuses!

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  • The Gaming Deer

    Here

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  • Pixelchu

    Now make Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

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  • Anita Brown

    This just means we’re one step closer to having a world like Ready Player One or SAO which I’m highly okay with

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  • iSmartz

    Wow How is that even possible ! , With all the progress of technology i feel like an old man

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  • TheHolyDream

    Ummmn Mario DOES exist….and he's….RACIST

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  • keira M

    Genius man

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  • Snack Station

    Hey random person reading the comments, have a good day! 😎If you're already having a great day subscribe to my channel our another small youtuber and make their day!! Spread the ❤

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  • Soju Senpai

    AmuSphere COMING SOON

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  • Beescoateeno

    Show bob n vegeta

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  • November Moon

    Thank you for watching BuzzFeedBlue. Please come again.

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  • Asian Kid

    Sword art online.. DO IT

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  • dub man

    Now I can play video games and go outside like my parents want me to, win win.

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  • Mercedes Angel Elzbieta

    Go for it dude 😀 Dont let anyone use your talents for wrong in the world, YOU hold the power to do what you wish with it.

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  • Neslisaurus

    oh I almost forgot to unsub this buzzfeed channel too. thanks for reminding

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  • Edward Teach

    This guy is cool

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  • D. DOOM

    This is strange… I never subbed. I got automatically subscribed I guess?

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  • Cristian Puga

    Virtual reality does not equal real life

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  • Victor Aldama

    The Roy game is going to happen soon

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  • Moxie Beast

    My boyfriend and I've been working on something similar!!! amazing 😀

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  • Ya Yeet

    Omg BLACK MIRROR

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  • Baffled BumbleBee

    That last bit of advice about learning specifically what you love (there was more to it than that) was the best advice I've heard in a long time and I couldn't agree more. I am a GIS Analyst , and I had a similar problem deciding how to apply & expand my skills until I found my purpose.

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  • Lil Slurpie

    What about the tech support

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  • Cupid 1

    They should have at least linked his channel

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  • SleepingMage

    Man I love the hololens, it’s such a cool product made by Microsoft, I wish I could buy one but I don’t have $3000 for it, otherwise I would

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  • No u

    Can you please bring Outsmarted back?

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  • Kelsey Impicciche

    10/10 would play an AR Zelda game

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  • Geremy Roxas

    see buzzfeed this is the type of content people want to see. i never liked a video of yours until now, with the exception of unsolved series. lol

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  • Jacob Tran

    What a lucky prick to have his education paid for in order to pursue his dream. Not realistic for many of us.

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  • Brayan Rosa

    A buzzfeed video I can finally get behind

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  • Smol Boi

    didnt even credit his channel in the description

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  • Matt Huang

    but can he get real life bob and vegana tho?

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  • Abdeali Fatema

    Keep up the hard work man

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  • Entertainment Worldz

    nice video

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  • Bryan Terry

    He should work for snapchat

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  • Spiritual Expresser

    Wow

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  • Scribbles

    Take my money

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  • Maria

    but mario breaks the blocks with his fist

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  • CrunchGirl 97

    It has begun

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  • Hetalian6259

    0:16 THATS MY UNIVERSITY 😱 Drexel 2021 🐉

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  • virgen virgen

    It's fucking AR. Nothing special about this oily prick!!!!

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  • IxJens

    HE NEEDS TO MAKE SWORD ART ONLINE!

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  • West 182

    Greets from India.Proud of you mate.

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  • Blert Shabani

    Got him some fame

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  • Elias Alba

    Destroy

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  • Timm Cruise

    Ugh Indians are so fucking smart. Respect!

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  • Alia Salvatore

    That’s actually really awesome

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  • BunnyTriesToAnimate ʏᴛ

    That's amazing! He's an inspiration to me and many others for the VR world! I can't wait to see what he creates!

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  • NDX-1

    :')

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  • Jennifer Loving

    Wow! That's pretty cool!

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  • Shane Rico

    Sao Ordinal Scale who???

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  • Prince Jude Payot

    I have a classmate who is also Indian and also Singh

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    BLACK MIRROR

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  • Penelopp Hills

    This has nothing to do with the video, but can we have more Jordan

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  • Christian Fredlev Sand

    Now imagine an augmented reality, FPS game! That would be so much fun!

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  • Jodie Banks

    Ban BuzzFeed because their content offends me.
    I'm pretending I'm a Liberal.

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    react time traveller from 2030

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  • Designer Eyebags

    THE "THE RING" ONE ACTUALLY SCARED ME. IMAGINE PLAYING THAT, I'D HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

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  • HamFamily

    Dang, I always wanted to be a programmer. I thought you have to be self taught to get to this level of programming. I guess school Really is your judge of the future 👩‍⚖️.

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    You should do 100 pull ups for 30 days challenge!!!!!

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  • Milady

    Abhishek, you're story is awesome. I am glad you've had the opportunity to chase your dreams and the will to actually do it. I can't wait to see what you accomplish next. 🙂

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  • turdle lol

    1:36 nahh man that's more LA

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  • Julissa DC

    I wish I was like him

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  • LikeAGroove

    2:38
    "knowledge that is not applied or used is easily forgotten"

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    SUCH INSPIRATION

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    doesnt he look like steve from minecraft

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    Proud to be indian

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    ben shapiro if he was a caramel

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  • Blue Dude

    When people are passionate about things they do and not worry about other they will make an influence Big or Small but an influence nonetheless this influence will affect the world in many ways. I wanna be like this guy.

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