Toy cars that crash off the tablet screen
REMEMBER the good old days where children played with real toy cars instead of a tablet?
Well, those days are back — sort off.
A company called Pocket Racing has launched a Kickstarted project to mass develop a game for tablets that use toy cars that suck to tablet screens to add an extra dimension to digital racing.
The car is equipped with three little pistons that cause it “to jigger and jump” on top of the screen. It also has a built- in light sensor to monitor its position on the screen and a circuit board that conveys onscreen action to the car without any lag.
There are also lights that allow the car’s headlights to operate, and that change color as its speed changes. Small suction cups on the bottom of the car hold the toy in place no matter what angle the screen is tilted and interchangeable shells let you customize the car to your liking.
Each time the single driver or competing drivers crash, the cars feel it, and depending on the severity of the crash, those little pistons cans even propel the toy car right off the screen.
The games will be on Apple Store or Google Play by August 16, if the Kickstarter project gets at least $ 50,000 in pledges by May 19.
Pledging starts at $ 29 for one car base and one “car shell” that unlocks one game car, plus 5 000 game coins to by weapons, specials skills and car upgrades.
A $ 49 pledge gets the de luxe edition, wich adds two car shells to unlock three game cars and double the coins.
The designers say the Pocket Racing will be available in single player mode or against multiple racers.
Playing with real toy cars is back, but with a digital twist that involves tablets, tiny suckers and three wicked little pistons.