Magic and Magnums Torch Edition
Magic and Magnums torch edition is a tower defense/capture the flag hybrid game we developed in partnership with Codemonkeys of Newberg Oregon & the Torch sand table.
As Intel Innovators we were able to leverage the leading edge technology of the Intel Realsense R200 depth camera to create a dynamic gameplay experience Based on Codemonkeys iOS game Magic & Magnums (Click here), this allows for players to experience a unique and different game every time they came to the table, and often times at GDC16 we saw repeat players coming back time and again.
The game allowed players to shape the environment the game is played on using the 240lbs of sand held in the table, after the initial phase of the game the terrain is locked in and the players then compete by placing their Towers of their chosen faction and then dispatching troops to either overwhelm their opponent or to capture their opponents flag and escape. In addition to the action being played out on the table eye level camera views are shown on the secondary monitor so spectators can see the action unfold as the camera focuses on significant events unfolding on the battle field. With 3 distinct ways to win the game, we’re still not sure of the best strategy mainly because no 2 games play out the same due to the different environments the players create.
Here’s Amelia(Kaio Interactive) & Chris(Codemonkeys) to demonstrate with a play through.
More about Codemonkeys can be found on their website here.
More about the Torch sand table can be found here