Search

MTBS3D RT @BelayIP: First meeting of #CES19 in the books. Online interview with Neil Schneider of #mtbs3d. Come say hi to me and @BasemarkLtd if y…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@AffordStudio Co-Founder Avery Rueb talked about the status of #technology in the classroom and new innovations that will…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Dereck Orr of National Institute of Standards and Technology @usnistgov gave the first keynote at #Immersed2018. He talked…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: At #Immersed2018, Charlie Choo of @studio216 talked about how they are using #immersivetechnologies like #AR, #VR, and #MR
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: #ArtificialIntelligence is an important part of what's next in #futurecomputing and was a vital topic at #Immersed2018. B…
MTBS3D What better way to exemplify future computing than to talk about prototyping using #VirtualReality and… https://t.co/zeNEOR7Uhw
MTBS3D MTBS-TV: Rama Krishna Aravind is the Founder and Creative Director of Poco Loco Amusements. He shared his inspirati… https://t.co/AR2VAvcZBP
MTBS3D MTBS-TV: Dr. David Rolston @dwrolston speaks about the future of #AI & #VR at @GetImmersed. #Immersed2018 https://t.co/5V9A18c6Vk
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Kevin Williams, Chairman of the @DNA_Conference is easily one of the market's go-to-guys for all things dealing with out o…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Bob Raikes is the Founder of Meko Ltd. who publish the leading industry journal @Display_Daily. @brmeko spoke about displ…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Easily one of the highlights at #Immersed2018, Mike Domaguing, @Survios' VP of Marketing, gave a rundown of the #VR projec…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@elumenati makes immersive projection solutions that multiple people can enjoy at the same time. At #Immersed2018, Hilary…
MTBS3D Daryl Sartain talked #immersive #AI & #Blockchain at @GetImmersed. Sartain is the Director and Worldwide Head of… https://t.co/LmqWZjQn0w
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: #Immersed2018 starts on Thursday! Tickets still available: https://t.co/5CJiYUiNKF #Immersed18 #business #healthcare #AI #…

GDC 2012 Part III

Welcom to the final part of Meant to be Seen's coverage of GDC 2012!  Special thanks to MTBS' Field Writer Kris Roberts.  Not only is Kris formerly a Senior Game Designer at Rockstar Games, he is an avid stereoscopic 3D gamer in his own right.

Alterface 5Di
Benoit Cornet - CEO
www.alterface.com
Benoit Cornet, CEO of Alterface 5Di at GDC 2012 The idea of location based entertainment is not new (e.g. amusement parks), and Alterface seems to have a pretty good model for going after this on the business side.   They build theaters and environments that combine stereoscopic displays with saddle like seats for players and interactive controllers that can be used for lots of different games that can go in locations like theme parks, shopping malls, theaters and museums.

Alterface 5Di SampleA few years before I started working in video games at Angel Studios, they did projects for Disney like a virtual jungle boat ride.  The projects were cool and the development was fun for the teams, but the end result was one or two physical installations.  Not the most rewarding return for the developer, and a risk for the customer who ends up with a very specific product that's not easily re-purposed down the road.

The approach Alterface is taking with their 5Di theaters can be heavily themed, but can also be left relatively neutral to let the games themselves provide the atmosphere and environment.  At GDC they had a model of a typical installation and lots of material on various venues which have been built.  The goal is to provide group gaming experiences and leverage the physical investment in the installation with a variety of game content.  For game developers it could be a win in terms of a new market where games could be re-purposed or developed specifically for these installations - especially as more of them are built around the world.