Wednesday, October 21, 2009


D&D on the Microsoft Surface

I've been excited about the potential application of "multi-touch" touch-sensitive displays for a while now, and the iPhone is just the thin end of the wedge. (I'm waiting for an e-reader the size of my netbook's LCD, but with a multi-touch-sensitive color display. Then it is on like Donkey Kong.)

So imagine my excitement when I saw this on Topless Robot last night, a proof-of-concept video for the Microsoft Surface, turning a table-sized multi-touch display into a D&D game table.

I like the fact that you can hear the sound of dice clicking as the virtual dice roll across the display.

Here's the full credits, for reference:
A walk-through of the current build of our proof of concept for a Dungeons & Dragons experience on the Microsoft Surface. Created by the Surfacescapes team at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

Theyab Al Tamimi
Whitney Babcock-McConnell
Michael Cole
Dyala Kattan-Wright
Bulut Karakaya
Michael Lewis
Ethan Rupp

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