In honor of the 45th anniversary of the iconic game “SPACE INVADERS,” we partnered with TAITO, the game’s developer, and Unit9 to transform the world into a playground — thanks to augmented reality (AR).

“SPACE INVADERS: World Defense,” a mobile game on Android and iOS, invites players from around the world to get outside and defend the Earth. Space Invaders spawn from buildings and rooftops, hide behind structures and hover in the sky. Through global immersive gameplay, players from all over the world have to work together to save the planet.

Players explore their neighborhoods to discover new Space Invaders and score points by taking them down. They can unlock special power-ups, compete with friends for the top score near their location and share their achievements on social media with an AR selfie.