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1. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 02:46 GMT
I had an interesting idea yesterday as to a use for the AR feature of the 3DS (it may not be a new idea, but it's new to me!).
It's a step forward for the virtual board game genre: the Augmented Reality Board Game!
The concept would be that you place the card (or similar object) in the center of your playing area (preferably a table), and each of the players take a seat around it. Thus, everyone would get a separate view of it like a real board game. However, unlike a real board game, it does not necessarily need to be flat or sit still. It could have plenty of animated features and special effects; and/or minigames to play intermittently. It has loads of potential in my mind: like shaking the system to throw dice. Not to mention that if you get angry, you could throw the card and the game disappears!
Opinions or ideas?
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2. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 02:48 GMT
Interesting Idea I'll give ya that. You think we could do a hotseat type thing with it, too?
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3. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 02:54 GMT
If you shook the system, how would you keep the cameras on the ar card?
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4. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 02:57 GMT
I think he means shake the AR card, like move it up quickly or something like you're tossing the dice in the air.
5. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 03:13 GMT
Well, you know, it was just an idea!
Oh! Maybe the system's cameras could recognize the numbers shown on real dice?
6. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 04:02 GMT
ClaytonLuigi wrote:If you shook the system, how would you keep the cameras on the ar card?Well, you know, it was just an idea!Oh! Maybe the system's cameras could recognize the numbers shown on real dice?
That might be hard. A lot of dice are different, you know. Personally I don't see why my idea wouldn't suffice.
7. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 04:10 GMT
You could just, you know, have a virtual dice that doesn't need you to shake the system.
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8. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 04:17 GMT
My idea involved the card, not the system. But I see what you're saying: dice rolling at the press of a button is probably for the best.
9. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 04:36 GMT
It would work better on a tablet device... like the Wii u.
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10. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 04:54 GMT
I actually really like this idea. Just the concept of a digital board game, but still have it sitting on the table. Genius.
11. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 12:21 GMT
I think it would be much easier playing the actual board game than using the 3ds to try aim at the "AR card"
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12. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 12:30 GMT
But there are so many ways it can be more than a simple Board game. We could have Mario Party-level stuff here, too.
13. Posted: Mon 5th Mar 2012 14:49 GMT
Well, my thought was that if you got tired, you could set the system down, at no detriment to the others. Granted, you wouldn't be able to see what everyone else did on their turns; but I think you should have the ability to put it down.
14. Posted: Tue 6th Mar 2012 04:23 GMT
Sounds like a great idea!
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15. Posted: Wed 7th Mar 2012 01:44 GMT
Now that we've established it as a good idea, what kind of games would you like to see presented this way? I think LIFE would be a good fit, as well as Sorry! or Clue.
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17. Posted: Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:40 GMT
I'd rather see real board games. Puerto Rico or Catan, kthx.
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