Gizmo and accessory manufacturer Scosche has some crazy stuff on the horizon with their Bluetooth "smartROLL" dice. They work via low power Bluetooth, and, well, serve as real-world dice that can be also used in game. It sounds crazy, and it kind of is, but check out the demo in action from the E3 show floor:

Scosche is actively looking for developers to build things using the dice, and, as mentioned in the video, they're totally open to the possibility of there even being twenty sided versions of these. They should be available to the public later this year.

  • oooooomonkey

    I would buy these if they worked with tin man games gamebooks.

  • extol4000

    What a creative idea! That would be awesome for family games.

  • Adams Immersive

    Ridiculous and unnecessary. I want them. Better yet: add 6 little e-ink screens for custom dice.

  • Edmund Ching

    they are creative little thingies, but my buddy raised a good point: $50 for a pair of these? Are the consumers going to pay for it?

  • JPhilipp

    Fun idea. I've suggested to them to write a Corona plugin (if that's possible) so that they can have tens of thousands of casual or indie developers with a chance to give it a try programming for it.

  • porsupah

    Cute! Hopefully, they'll prove popular enough for future revisions to be designed - a little smaller, with either kinetic or inductive charging.

    I wonder if the current version has sufficient information being transmitted to be able to show when the dice are actually being tossed, falling, and coming to rest? Bluetooth isn't especially high bandwidth, but even something like ten samples a second would seem easily achievable.