A console game with no screen?

Designer Adam Henriksson created Pockit, a game console concept that’s played without a screen or graphics. All players use is a Wii-like motion-sensing wand.

“The console is actually a portable motion controller that focuses on various objects around the gamers and returns feedback to the gamers through sound, light and vibration depending on which the gamers acts to win.”, says Adam. The goal is to trick your opponent into waving his controller around too much, which takes him out of the game. Quite different from attacking or “kill” your rival, right?

Fast Company featured the gadget and reports that “the players do this [the tricking] by fencing or jousting, and trying to parry each other’s moves with as little movement as possible. The speed of movement allowed for each round is defined by a piece of music, Henriksson explains. “Typically, the music plays very slowly, which means the players spend most of their time in slow motion.””

The groundbreaking news is that the player is not focused on an avatar but on real people. And according to Adam, the intention is to “enhance social engagement”. And get some exercise. Check out this video; it shows a bit of the fun it is, and some of the product creation process.

Pockit doesn’t have a manufacturer yet, but with all the social media going on in our times I bet it won’t take long till this is a reality. If not, it was a good experiment.

Posted by on November 23, 2011 with one comment so far

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