Upon seeing Holochess in Star Wars, Helios developer Kristafer Vale instantly found herself inspired, but had to wait for technologies like Unity and HoloLens to be introduced before 'Echelon' could become a reality.
Echelon takes the form of a mixed-reality game that boasts a the same kind of board game base as many traditional board games, but with enhancements like augmented and virtual reality. For the ultimate gaming experience, Echelon is to be played with a Microsoft HoloLens headset.
The game is an example of how players may interact with one another in the same virtual world and use mixed-reality game pieces and animated characters for gameplay, setting a precedent for the way board and card games of the future may come to life thanks to technology.
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