So last weekend we launched the games we've been developing at the Nati Frinj Festival.
Its a suite of 3 games built around the idea of using a bicycle to drive the game. Each of the bikes ha an arduino and several sensors attached to measure the wheel speed, and handlebar orientation etc. And the bike is hooked up to a generator that creates enough electricity to easily power the rift and the computer that drives it so the whole thing can be self contained.
The games include a fairly standard bike race up the nearby mount arapiles, A helicopter flight over the same terrain and a sheep herding game concieved by the local primary school kids for the festival. The idea was to come up with a bunch of 'gamettes' that in one or 2 minutes of gameplay, would give people a sense of what the whole thing was about. It would be easy enough to flesh these out into something that would keep you busy for hours but the purpose of this weekend was to get as many people as possible to experience it. Over the weekend we probably had a couple of thousand people look at the demo and maybe around 600 actually take it for a spin.
Ill post some more video/screen captures etc when Ive had a chance to put them together but, meanwhile, Here is a short piece the local radio station did on it.http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/11/07/3885986.htm?site=centralvic