• Author arn
  • Posted On2009-04-06 14:48:38
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694601jpgWhile this technically doesn't fall in the category of iPhone gaming, we couldn't resist posting this demo video from Illusion Labs showing off TouchGrind [App Store] and Sway [App Store] on a large multi-touch table.

Both games are, of course, available for the iPhone, but this video shows what might be possible if we had access to larger multi-touch devices.

In a world first, Illusion Labs shows off their commercial games running on a big screen multi-touch table. In this video we show our games on a platform by Touchtech in cooperation with Crowd.

Illusion Labs' Anders says that this is just a prototype at this stage but anything's possible in the future.

  • ReDStaR

    Wow so I can use this nice broad table to skate and still not see where I'm going or what's a head of me.

    Fingerboard sim or skateboard sim you should still be able to know what's up ahead which would be so bad if I could edit my own course.

    oh well perhaps game like Orions would work very well for this

    Maybe a the future of Magic the Gathering gaming.

  • ReDStaR

    Wow so I can use this nice broad table to skate and still not see where I'm going or what's a head of me.

    Fingerboard sim or skateboard sim you should still be able to know what's up ahead which would be so bad if I could edit my own course.

    oh well perhaps game like Orions would work very well for this

    Maybe a the future of Magic the Gathering gaming.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

    To quote Keanu Reeve, "Whoa!"

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

    To quote Keanu Reeve, "Whoa!"

  • Bethany

    I know someone who has access to one of these tables, too! Maybe I should ask him if his multitouch table can run iPhone aps. ;-)

  • Bethany

    I know someone who has access to one of these tables, too! Maybe I should ask him if his multitouch table can run iPhone aps. ;-)

  • BigA

    ...I wouldn't wanna be the guy wielding the accelerometer on that thing!

  • BigA

    ...I wouldn't wanna be the guy wielding the accelerometer on that thing!

  • http://www.transapp.com transapp

    TOO COOL!

  • http://www.transapp.com transapp

    TOO COOL!

  • ReDStaR

    Everyone grab a side!

    We're gonna play WL-3D!

    • hirschy75

      hahaaah

      that looks sick

    • Moff

      It is a TOUCH screen.

      • ReDSaR

        yeah I think we were just having fun with the thought of an accelerometer.
        could you be anymore anal?

    • BigA

      ....hahaha, or how about Super Monkey Ball. The thought of it just cracks me up!!!!!!!

  • ReDStaR

    Everyone grab a side!

    We're gonna play WL-3D!

    • hirschy75

      hahaaah

      that looks sick

    • Moff

      It is a TOUCH screen.

      • ReDSaR

        yeah I think we were just having fun with the thought of an accelerometer.
        could you be anymore anal?

    • BigA

      ....hahaha, or how about Super Monkey Ball. The thought of it just cracks me up!!!!!!!

  • http://www.goteamdave.co.uk/ djasmith

    Amazing !

    I want two :)

  • http://www.goteamdave.co.uk/ djasmith

    Amazing !

    I want two :)

  • Skyr795

    Wow the touchgrind almost had me drooling. Too bad those things would be like thousands of dollars.

  • Skyr795

    Wow the touchgrind almost had me drooling. Too bad those things would be like thousands of dollars.

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    I want one!!!
    Thats soo awsome!!!!!!
    Gratz anders!

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    I want one!!!
    Thats soo awsome!!!!!!
    Gratz anders!

  • mrWalrus

    Absolutely Fantastic!

  • mrWalrus

    Absolutely Fantastic!

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    words can't even describe how badly I want one of these in the living room. nerd wood.

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    words can't even describe how badly I want one of these in the living room. nerd wood.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Probably only few months away from this being within the grasp of most people here. Surely an Apple tablet is on the cards?

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Probably only few months away from this being within the grasp of most people here. Surely an Apple tablet is on the cards?

  • Coral

    Have they ported the games over to a different platform or is that running the original Cocoa touch code? Looks great either way.

  • Coral

    Have they ported the games over to a different platform or is that running the original Cocoa touch code? Looks great either way.

  • cosmicrob

    @Coral: good question

    Is the table running OS X? The press release seems platform agnostic.
    http://www.illusionlabs.com/presskit/multitouch-pressrelease.pdf

  • cosmicrob

    @Coral: good question

    Is the table running OS X? The press release seems platform agnostic.
    http://www.illusionlabs.com/presskit/multitouch-pressrelease.pdf

  • Joel

    One question: Where can I buy one?

  • Joel

    One question: Where can I buy one?

  • zenchord

    I fail to see the point of guiding a little skate board around on a table with your fingers and making it spin a couple times.

    • ReDSaR

      I'd say the point is expansion, creative brainstorming and testing the bounds of development.

      but I do like your narrow view.

      it brings balance to the world somehow.

  • zenchord

    I fail to see the point of guiding a little skate board around on a table with your fingers and making it spin a couple times.

    • ReDSaR

      I'd say the point is expansion, creative brainstorming and testing the bounds of development.

      but I do like your narrow view.

      it brings balance to the world somehow.

  • Fletch

    I want one

  • Fletch

    I want one

  • Abetterworld

    pppfftt! That's waaaay too big of a phone. How the heck are supposed to answer a call with that monstrosity. Bigger isn't always better.

  • Abetterworld

    pppfftt! That's waaaay too big of a phone. How the heck are supposed to answer a call with that monstrosity. Bigger isn't always better.

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Wow. I've been skeptical of the idea for years, but I'm sold.

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Wow. I've been skeptical of the idea for years, but I'm sold.

  • skamando

    This would make touchgrind ten times easier. It's a good game, but there's no way to tell where your going, so it makes the actual skating part of it ridiculous. But this is really awesome.

  • skamando

    This would make touchgrind ten times easier. It's a good game, but there's no way to tell where your going, so it makes the actual skating part of it ridiculous. But this is really awesome.

  • http://razorianfly.com Sainter @ Razorianfly

    Talk about gaming in the palm of your hand. . . if you're a giant!

    I can't imagine these being available for home-use in the near future, but this could bring arcade's back in fashion. How cool would some of the games be if they used the touch screen tablets

  • http://razorianfly.com Sainter @ Razorianfly

    Talk about gaming in the palm of your hand. . . if you're a giant!

    I can't imagine these being available for home-use in the near future, but this could bring arcade's back in fashion. How cool would some of the games be if they used the touch screen tablets

  • http://heiseheise.com Zach

    I can't believe that no one's mentioned the Microsoft Surface thus far...I mean, Apple certainly has the most popular touch-screen tech around, but let's give credit where it's due for large, table-like touch screen devices. :)

    Does look cool though; however the idea of staring straight down at a table for hours to play a real game would get quite tiring, and for the price that I'm sure they'd cost, that's the kind of game I'd want to justify the purchase with.

  • http://heiseheise.com Zach

    I can't believe that no one's mentioned the Microsoft Surface thus far...I mean, Apple certainly has the most popular touch-screen tech around, but let's give credit where it's due for large, table-like touch screen devices. :)

    Does look cool though; however the idea of staring straight down at a table for hours to play a real game would get quite tiring, and for the price that I'm sure they'd cost, that's the kind of game I'd want to justify the purchase with.

  • Greg

    Wow, Touchgrind looks like the coolest game ever on that surface.

    Man, imagine playing RTS by touching your troops and and tapping where you'd like them to go, or drawing a circle around the ground you wanted to select, the touching a button to bring up a command console to order more planes or something.

  • Greg

    Wow, Touchgrind looks like the coolest game ever on that surface.

    Man, imagine playing RTS by touching your troops and and tapping where you'd like them to go, or drawing a circle around the ground you wanted to select, the touching a button to bring up a command console to order more planes or something.