A new development from Game Technologies – the dream of all fans of digital board games – a digital Bluetooth cube DICЕ+ has already appeared on sale on the website of the developer studio.
Its creators themselves claim that the sensation of physical contact with the cube will make mobile board games much more interesting and realistic. The device itself is not only capable of generating various numbers and colors, but also includes sensors – an accelerometer, a magnetic field sensor and a thermometer, and also has touch surfaces. As a result, players get not just a cube, but an almost complete game controller. By touching its surfaces, for example, you can cast spells and send them directly to the target or perform many other actions.
The presence of sensors and sensors will always allow you to find out if the DICE + was thrown or transferred to another player, and the results of any of your actions will be immediately transferred to the game. In addition, the weight of the battery and the device itself is distributed in such a way that all sides of it weigh the same, which means that the result of throwing DICE + will not be predetermined.
So far, the list of games that are guaranteed to support DICE + is not so great, but we hope that it will expand. Game Technologies believes that it takes time for game developers to understand the benefits of a device and use its capabilities. In order to attract interest in the creation of games supporting DICE +, the authors of the device idea announced a competition for the best game with a prize fund of 5 thousand dollars.
At the moment, the authors of DICE + are aimed at working with the entire gamut of digital board games presented in the AppStore and Google Play, such as Monopoly, Talisman or Summoner Wars and negotiate with their developers.
As for the games working with DICE + now, they include:
Backgammon is a classic backgammon for two players, a game that works on both iPad and Android devices, bright and colorful, with elements of 3D graphics. The goal of the game is to remove all pieces from the board before your opponent does.
Rumble Stumble is a game in the style of the famous “Twister”, also developed for Android and iPad. It is designed for two players, while you will use your fingers instead of hands and feet, rearranging them on the multi-colored cells of the playing field. In this case, DICE + is used to indicate the moves and color of the cell.
Rainbow Jack is a strategy board game in which your moves depend on the actions of your opponent. It is also designed for two players and supports the same platforms.
Chuchumba is an entertaining and educational board game for children for one to four players, developed for Android devices and iPads.
This Way Up
This Way Up is another kids’ walking game that can be played by up to 4 players. In it, players will have to collect animals by making moves.
DICE + Heroes is a variant of the English game ludo, in which the characters are funny robots. The game is available in both 2D and 3D on both platforms.
If all previous games were free with the application Powered Board Games, then the next two are paid.
Pirates – The Board Games
Pirates – The Board Games, which costs about $ 3, is a pirate-themed card game. In it, players build their fleet in such a way that it is stronger than the enemy’s fleet.
Bella and Max
Child’s play – Bella and Max. It belongs to the adventure and educational genre, can be played by one player, and it costs $ 2.99.
As you can see, the list of compatible games is really very modest, but I would like to believe that the developers will nevertheless pay attention to such an original device and begin to optimize their games for it.