Ok, so this may come off as poorly disguised product placement from Nordic Game, but we don’t care 🙂
While preparing for NG17, we’ve been thinking a lot about how games can expand into other markets, and then recently got the chance to try Anki Overdrive. As kids we used to play with racing sets a lot, and Anki’s fusion of “old school” miniature race cars with modern, digital, AI-controlled robotics deserves a mention. Not least as a good example of “out-of-the-box” thinking for game developers.
With Anki Overdrive you build your own race track, drop a couple of cars on it, download the Anki app and “go to town” 😉 Not only can you race, you have weapons as well, turning this miniature racing set into some of there most fun we’ve had outside of “normal” digital games in quite a while.
The vehicles in Anki Overdrive are created by legendary Hollywood car designer Harald Belker, whose futuristic vision and style featured prominently in blockbuster films like Minority Report (2002), TRON: Legacy (2010) and Total Recall (2012). Packed with a 50MHZ computer and camera that recognises the player-built courses, Anki Overdrive also maps tracks at 500 data points per second. Just saying.
Check out Anki Overdrive for yourself:
Anki is harnessing robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to bring to life consumer products with unprecedented level of intellect and interactive capabilities. Founded in 2010 by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates, Anki creates consumer experiences using cutting-edge technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes.
Learn more about Anki Overdrive at anki.com.