MotionX has released a free application called MotionX Dice [App Store] which uses the same technology as MotionX Poker [App Store] to provide realistic dice rolling physics.

This free version strips out all the game elements found in their Poker game but still leaves you with an impressive technology demo. The app can also be used to simulate 6-sided dice for your at-home game such as Yahtzee, Craps, Monopoly, etc...

The full game of MotionX Poker is surprisingly entertaining and worth the $4.99 purchase price. Our full review provides more details and a demo video.

Meanwhile, this free app is a good trial for those who were curious about MotionX Poker, but not really interested in the actual game.

  • bud

    I got the poker game after seeing the dev's video talking about their technology. He made it sound like the action of shaking effected the movement of the dice. I was hoping to see that sort of interaction: shake a little, the dice wobble a little; shake vigorously and the dice jump around. Sadly that wasn't the case. It's a beautiful app though, and it's cool they've got out a freebie.

  • bud

    I got the poker game after seeing the dev's video talking about their technology. He made it sound like the action of shaking effected the movement of the dice. I was hoping to see that sort of interaction: shake a little, the dice wobble a little; shake vigorously and the dice jump around. Sadly that wasn't the case. It's a beautiful app though, and it's cool they've got out a freebie.

  • Micah

    I too was disappointed that the shaking does not affect the dice roll. While the animation looks nice, all the "impressive" talks seems a little overblown since the shaking (which only works if the device is partly vertical) is simply a trigger to a random animation of dice rolling.

  • Micah

    I too was disappointed that the shaking does not affect the dice roll. While the animation looks nice, all the "impressive" talks seems a little overblown since the shaking (which only works if the device is partly vertical) is simply a trigger to a random animation of dice rolling.

  • Ryan

    Yeah, agreed with the previous commenters. It'd have been really nice for the dice's movement to be 1:1 with the movement of the device.

  • Ryan

    Yeah, agreed with the previous commenters. It'd have been really nice for the dice's movement to be 1:1 with the movement of the device.

  • TomHandy

    The problem with pure 1:1 movement I think would be that you'd have to keep the device flat or the dice would "fall" to the bottom of the screen......... which would be necessary if you were going to go for "realism". I guess it would be kind of cool if it was more sensitive to how you were "shaking", but it doesn't seem like a dealbreaker to me. I went ahead and bought the Poker app based on this demo, and am really enjoying it (very polished, and some cool niceties like tracking your stats, unlocking various dice, keeping track of achievements, etc.).

  • TomHandy

    The problem with pure 1:1 movement I think would be that you'd have to keep the device flat or the dice would "fall" to the bottom of the screen......... which would be necessary if you were going to go for "realism". I guess it would be kind of cool if it was more sensitive to how you were "shaking", but it doesn't seem like a dealbreaker to me. I went ahead and bought the Poker app based on this demo, and am really enjoying it (very polished, and some cool niceties like tracking your stats, unlocking various dice, keeping track of achievements, etc.).

  • Crastic

    Wow them dice are jittery. I dunno what physics solver they're using but it's really bad.

  • Crastic

    Wow them dice are jittery. I dunno what physics solver they're using but it's really bad.