Toward a framework for prototyping physical interfaces in multiplayer gaming: twinspace experiences
Derek Reilly, Anthony Tang, Andy Wu, Niels Mathiasen, Andy Echenique, Jonathan Massey, Hafez Rouzati, and Shashank Chamoli. (2011). Toward a framework for prototyping physical interfaces in multiplayer gaming: twinspace experiences. In ICEC’11: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Entertainment Computing, Springer-Verlag, 428–431.
We reflect on our experiences using an experimental platform for rapidly prototyping physical control configurations for multiplayer games. We describe how the architecture permits novel forms of collaborative play through the combination and configuration of basic tangible/physical building blocks, the deep integration between physical and virtual objects, and flexibility in how physical and virtual spaces are mapped onto each other. We also identify three important limitations of the architecture that became apparent through our prototyping efforts.