Build Planet-Scale AR Experiences
Niantic Lightship’s Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) gets you swiftly on the way to creating engaging AR experiences that inspire movement, exploration and connection at a global scale.
Introducing Niantic Lightship
We are empowering creators to seamlessly and realistically bring virtual content into the real world. Niantic Lightship supports hundreds of millions of users through a client platform that sets the standard for AR, mapping, social and security. As part of our longer term vision for AR, we are also building the 3D map of the world with our Virtual Positioning System (VPS) and advanced tools to power a whole new type of contextual content at a global scale.
Get started today with AR capabilities in the ARDK or apply to build your dream game with the guidance of Niantic’s acclaimed publishing team.
Get started today with Lightship ARDK
Connect the physical and digital world more realistically and create stronger multiplayer experiences through AR tools used to power some of Niantic’s most popular games. Lightship’s ARDK tools bring your vision for more engaging digital experiences to life with depth, physics, occlusions, and semantic segmentation.
Elevate your brand with cutting-edge AR
If you are an artist, work for a brand, or lead a non-profit looking to bring AR into your app experience, Niantic’s in-house experts are here to help. We work with innovative brands to help utilize the power of realistic AR experiences to make deeper connections with their audiences or fans, inspire movement and change in the world, and shape the playbook for the next great frontier in consumer technology.
Connect with Niantic’s business development team to learn how Lightship can help your brand create more meaningful connections with your audience and reach people in new ways.
Join Niantic’s publishing group and build the next leading AR game
Inspire players to explore, exercise and embrace more real-world social interactions by joining Niantic’s diverse portfolio of games and experiences.
Niantic is the leader in mobile AR gaming. If you have an idea for the next big hit, you can apply to join our crew and bring your idea to life. Our published games have access to the full suite of Niantic Lightship tools harnessing the power of the world’s leading AR gaming engine.