With IAAPA 2016 approaching fast, we’re getting more information on brand new product that is on its way. Not everything the industry uses is stored in a kiosk-like box and this product certainly fits that bill.
At these trade shows, we often come across products that involve projection mapping in some way. One issue I have noticed with many of them is a poor response time and frame rate. For the product we’re covering today, it looks like those issues have been resolved.
A company based out of India called TouchMagix has designed this new concept for interactive floors called the MagixFloor Virtual Playground. With IAAPA 2016, they are rolling out a version that allows customers to pay-n-play, thus appealing to more FEC locations and anywhere else whose target market involves kids. The package includes “100+ games”, easy installation, a 1 year warranty and a Wall model. From their website, there are some interesting applications that can be done using it on walls. For those FECs looking for redemption games, that option is available too.
Here’s a video of the floor in action that they sent along
In addition to that is this more educational trailer:
In a way, this fulfills the promise of Kinect-like technology but in a way that the Xbox can’t seem to really tap into. The games are simple, mainly designed for kids. But interacting with the play surface seems a better deal to me than flailing your arms in the air on your couch. That combined with an improved response time/frame rate gives this an advantage that out-of-home entertainment venues can latch onto.
If you are interested in the brochure, click here (PDF file)
We will check this out in person at IAAPA 2016 (booth 2011). What do you think about it?
The game makes me think of UFO stomper mentioned by you years ago. Looks good but it depends on the operator and where it’s situated the machine. If it’s put in a bright lit area then it makes it hard to see the projection which is what I found wrong with UFO stomper but if it’s darker then the better really. Like the animations and if the technology display is better then I look forward to seeing it.
I think we all remember seeing this style of setup where you can interact with objects being displayed. I’ve had one of them at my theater during some point and it just makes me wish the gaming market was taken into consideration earlier.
@Arcades4ever: i saw this MagixFloor in shopping mall in dubai. it’d much better than UFO stomper.
I saw something that looks exactly like this at my local shopping mall about 6-7 years ago. It was just setup and kids could play with it (more or less a tech demo). It definitely did NOT have a problem with brightness, and it seemed to hold up pretty well. I’m wondering why it took this long to make it into the arcade.
Very amazing arcade game. I also saw such videos in youtobe. I hope I also have one such arcade game.