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Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Toysight Demo Released
11:50 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Mac gaming visionaries Freeverse Software and Strange Flavour have released a demo of their upcoming multimedia convergence game ToySight.

ToySight uses complex motion detector and motion tracking algorithms to analyse images coming through an iSight or FireWire video camera hooked to an OS X-loaded Mac, and analyses players' position and movement. By extrapolating players' movements and mirroring their image on screen, players get physically submerged in the virtual world of the game, controlling the games not with their mouse, keyboard, or gamepad, but by waving their arms around in the air.

ToySight includes nine individual games, including The Plank, a game of physics and balance, Marble Factory, where players use marbles to fight off an invading alien force, and Submarine Battle, an underwater-base Battle Tank type game. The game also includes a variety of "toys".

ToySight, expected to ship December 20th of this year, will be available for $34.95 USD from both software resellers and on the Freeverse Store website. Players interested in checking out the unusual title should head over to the Freeverse website, where they can download the 15.8 MB demo.

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