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RPG Smartwatch Games

Square Enix is Launching 'Cosmos Rings' as a Game for the Apple Watch

— July 27, 2016 — Tech
'Cosmos Rings' is the name of a new RPG game that's set to be launched by Square Enix. What's particularly intriguing about this game is that it is being announced for the Apple Watch—and its small screen, which is barely more than a few inches all around.

Gameplay will make use of the Apple Watch's Digital Crown and the internal pedometer in order to play with the concept of time. Along their RPG adventure, players will receive messages based on how many steps they've taken.

When smartwatches first hit the mainstream, many consumers were quite vocal about how skeptical they were about the devices, particularly because of the limited screen size. Cosmos Rings effectively transforms the Apple Watch into a portable gaming console, appealing to fans of Square Enix in an entirely new way.
Trend Themes
1. Smartwatch Gaming - Creating RPG games specifically designed for smartwatches introduces a disruptive innovation opportunity in the gaming industry.
2. Gamification of Wearable Devices - Using features like the Apple Watch's Digital Crown and pedometer to enhance gameplay creates a disruptive innovation opportunity in the wearable device industry.
3. Expanding Gaming Audiences - Transforming smartwatches into portable gaming consoles opens up new opportunities to engage a wider range of consumers in the gaming industry.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming - The gaming industry has the opportunity to leverage smartwatches as a new platform for immersive RPG gaming experiences.
2. Wearable Devices - The wearable device industry can explore innovative ways to gamify their products and appeal to a broader consumer base.
3. Technology - Advancements in technology, such as smartwatches, create new avenues for disruptive innovation in various industries, including gaming and wearable devices.
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