I keep seeing novel ideas for using the accelerometer in laptops like this Google Maps one but I’m still surprised I haven’t seen anyone port games to talk to the device.
Seriously, if anyone knows the ins and outs of gaming applications like MAME, please make me a version that I can use to play Marble Madness on my macbook. I would kill for something fun like that, using a physical interface to interact with the game. I thought it would be a matter of days after the macbooks came out that someone would do it, but I haven’t seen a game yet that interacts with the accelerometer.
update: sweet, thanks to some comments, there’s an open source marble madness type app, in addition to the standard sensor app, making a tilt game possible. Here’s a video I just shot of it in action:
Err, this has been around since the first SMS powerbooks came out. ams2hid lets you turn it into a human interface device like a mouse, gamepad, keyboard, or whatever.
Neverball + ams2hid is exactly what you’re looking for, but you can use it for so much more.
Fred’s pretty much got it covered, but in the hopes of mentioning other neat functionality using the accelerometer, this Carpenter’s Level widget always makes people go “ooh” when I demo it.
Bubblegym, the tilt-controlled computer game for the Apple Powerbook has been around for a long time but doesn’t look like a universal binary
Your video actually looks a lot more like Super Monkey Ball than Marble Madness. To me, at any rate.
I can’t play the game with the sensor. But still its a great game.
Very cool! I can imagine whole games played like that.. A snowboard going down a slope, or bobsleigh, or whatever.
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