Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Working backwards

My coworker, Jason, sent me this link today. Since I've been designing a boardgame over the last six months or so, I found it idea interesting. In their Techie words:

The Entertaible concept is a tabletop gaming platform that marries traditional multi-player board and computer games in a uniquely simple and intuitive way. Entertaible comprises a 30-inch horizontal LCD, sophisticated touch screen-based multi-object position detection, and all supporting control electronics. It allows the players to engage in a new class of electronic games which combines the features of computer gaming, such as dynamic playing fields and gaming levels, with the social interaction and tangible playing pieces, such as pawns and dies, of traditional board games.

Basically, its a computer screen that lies on your table and projects a gameboard onto it, allowing the best of both gaming worlds. It's horribly geektastic -and needless to say- I think its pretty cool. Check out the link above for images.

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