More Real World Pacman
from the it's-gobbling-up-everything dept
The BBC is running an article about some researchers in Singapore who are creating a real world Pac Man game by overlaying the game on actual streets, and having people equipped with GPS receivers and wireless nodes to let a computer know where they are. This would be sort of cool, if researchers at NYU in New York hadn’t already done this last year with Pacmanhattan. Of course, the article also mentions that other researchers in Australia have created an augmented reality version of the video game Quake, which seems a bit more impressive. Still, it makes you wonder: what is the best idea for augmented reality games? Is it really to take old video games and make them playable on the streets (and if so, where’s the augmented reality version of Frogger?)? Or is that thinking too narrowly, when an augmented reality game has the potential to do much more?