Oct 16 2007Man Trappped In Box Game Looks Promising

levelhead-game.jpg

Levelhead, a game being developed by digital artist Julian Oliver, looks pretty neat. The basis of the game is a marked cube, a digital video camera, and some custom software. Basically you move the cube, the camera picks up the angular changes you make, and you try to lead the little man to the exit. It's sort of similar to the Playstation's Eye technology. Could be fun. Sort of like Lemmings, except you can't nuke the little bastard when shit hits the fan.

Explanatory video after the jump.

UPDATE: You can only see the rooms and man if you're watching through the monitor. The cube is just a box marked in a way so the camera can recognize which way you have it turned.

levelhead: trippy augmented reality game [technabob, thanks to Derek for the tip]

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Wow! That looks pretty cool. I want one now. lol.

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How are they going to make a working one when the video is so obvs shopped.
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I think this is like the faggy Dungeons and Dragons-like game coming out for the PS3 Eyetoy thing, where you have to actually look at the tv screen the camera is hooked up to so you can see all of the action. The cube will stay as its boring self.

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Yeah, that Youtube vid, at first, was very deceiving, and I was disappointed after realizing that it won't be the cube itself that is the game. :(

Badest fake i've ever seen.
And i was so delighted about the pics.
Why are you posting this, it's so obvious?!

If you watch at exactly 3:00 in you'll see his thumb going through the cube. I like the idea, but I'll wait to see if it's real or not. Until then, I guess I'll just keep shaking my car, and watching the girl trying to escape from my trunk.

Jesus, I hadn't even watched the rest of this before I posted. Are they even trying to say this is real?!

It isn't actually happening on the cube I'm assuming thats why you think it looks fake, the cube is recorded by the camera the symbol on the cube tells the program what side it is then the image of the room and the cube is projected onto a TV or something. Retards.

I got called a retard by Stephen Hawkins. Amazing!!


P.s. If that's not what it does, then they shouldn't show it that way. Pretty simple really

It's real as in "the computer game uses the cube as a controller" but it's totally fake if you want the game to be displayed on the cube.

Still a neat idea, although it still has some way to go before it becomes comercially viable.

The PS3 game though - that might be worth playing if you're into CCG's.

i actually saw technology like this first-hand at the local science center - it looks fake here because the "tears" you see are the digital image lagging behind the physical cube being moved, not because the images are photoshopped on.

but yeah, you need the whole camera and computer rig to play it, not just the cube.

This reminds me of the time I put some kittens inside a cardboard box. I think the graphics were better.

Where can i get one11?

this is obsolete because they already have games on the Iphone where stuff on the screen moves when you turn the phone, like the beerglass that empties when you tilt the phone or the game where you have to guide the metal ball without it falling in before it reaches the end of the maze. this is just using too much stuff to have fun.

IT'S AUGMENTED REALITY YOU NUMBSKULLS, NOT A FAKE !!! THAT'S THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE GAME, TALK ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY REALLY GOING OVER THE TOP OF SOME PEOPLES HEADS ???!?!?!?!!!? LOOK UP AUGMENTED REALITY ON YOUTUBE - IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A FAKE YOU IDIOTS.

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