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Participatory Gaming

Looking to customize play, users turn to games that require personal input

Implications - As the DIY phenomenon continues to dominate, consumers are becoming more adamant about personal input, resulting in a desire for more customizable sources of everyday entertainment. Seeking to add personal touches to traditional sources of play, consumers are turning to video games that are based on user contribution, speaking to a desire for community involvement and a sense of belonging.
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play_circle_filled Touchless Musical Apps
Touchless Musical Apps
This Sensory iPhone App Translates Movement Into Music
The Theremin I/O app was developed by Johan Nordberg and Giosuè Russo. This special app allows you to turn your iPhone camera into a touchless musical instrument. Incorporating your smartphone&#... MORE
play_circle_filled Customizable Platformer Games
Customizable Platformer Games
Nintendo's Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Levels
The announcement of the new Mario Maker game was a big one made by Nintendo at the E3 2014 conference yesterday. Inspired by the classic 2D Mario platformer, Mario Maker will let gamers create their... MORE
play_circle_filled Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps
Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps
'IDNA' Uses Spatial Story Telling for a New Kind of Gaming Experience
The ‘IDNA’ is a spatial story telling app that turns gaming into a 360-degree experience. Instead of holding the iPad still and interacting with buttons, users are required to move the entire... MORE
Tailored Zombie Game Apps
Tailored Zombie Game Apps
Season Two of the Walking Dead App Adjusts Gameplay Based on Choices
Season two of the Walking Dead app is a continuation of the highly successful game’s first season, which follows the story of characters who are living in the same universe as the TV characters... MORE
play_circle_filled Webcam-Controlled Gaming Avatars
Webcam-Controlled Gaming Avatars
FaceRig Uses Your Expressions to Animate Gaming Characters
Creating a video game avatar is part of the fun of gaming, but FaceRig introduces a whole new way to bring characters to life. In short, FaceRig makes use of a webcam to capture your facial... MORE
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Reality-Infused Video Games
The Sports Drive Logger Infues Real Driver Data into a Video Game
The Sports Drive Logger is a device that records car and driver data and incorporates it into a video game virtual car and driver. The technology is the result of a collaboration between automaker... MORE

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