Sifteo has launched what it calls “The alternative game system for truly hands-on play” with its 1.5 inch computer cubes that play off of each other, connect to your computer and detect motion. It is definitely a different approach to gaming and it will be interesting to see if it takes off. When I watched the video, four thoughts popped into my head:
- Is this where Expedia got the idea for those cubes in their commercials?
- This is what a 21st Century Rubix Cube would look like (wonder if they’ll invent a holder to make a bunch of them work as a Rubix Cube?? That would be awesome!!)
- How long will it be before someone calls the IT Department and asks if someone will come up and install the drivers for it?
- I wonder if I could hack it and make it a mini-RSS feed reader??