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While this isn’t the first time that we have mentioned the Russian made Trans-Force Interactive Theater before, the link that Kevin sent along to me for this includes a video of the first in-depth look at the game which I have seen. Trans-Force was actually at IAAPA but I didn’t venture inside as my head usually doesn’t get along well in motion-based rides any more. In case you haven’t read about this game before, it’s what they are now calling a “5D interactive attraction” which I assume means that it uses the same stuff you get with those 4D theaters which combine motion and 3D imagery along with actually playing a game (thus making it 5D). For those of you who have been around for a while, this should remind you of those gigantic Galaxian 3 games from the 90’s but in a compact size and up-to-date technology. From the looks of it in the incredibly cheesy promo video, the graphics are pretty nice (sans a frame rate drop here and there) and they even throw in some “edutainment” for the kids here and there. Overall I like the idea behind this, with a focus on co-op play in a unique setting.
You can check the video out below, but don’t say that I didn’t warn you – the narration will either make you cringe or laugh.
This is available for purchase already BTW but I do not know how much they are asking for it.