Friday, November 16, 2007

A different kind of game...

The gaming industry is constantly evolving and new concepts are emerging that may revolutionize the way we interact and play games. Playstation's motion camera EyeToy and the motion-awareness Nintendo Wii's gamepads are just two of the most recent examples.

Augmented reality, a concept that exists for a few years now, may be the key to deliver new gaming experiences as the mix between the reality and computer-generated data promises to deliver new ways to interact with games.

A New Zealand digital artist, Julian Oliver, is working on a cool game that blends the electronic universe with the real world. By using a cube with special symbols and a webcam to film it, he presents an interesting game where the user must help a digital player move around in a 3D maze. Check out the video to get a full understanding of the technology:

Source: Technabob

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