LyteShot Inc. is cooking up some very interesting tech. They have unveiled their Kickstarter campaign for the LyteShot platform – a open cloud-based interactive mobile gaming platform. The system includes the LyteShot mobile app system, the Lyter handheld device, and the LytePuck sensor that each users wears. They are also developing glasses to be used as a head-up display so that in-game information will be easily transmitted to players.
The Lyter handheld becomes your stylus in the real world. As you take actions with it, the handheld transmits data to the LytePuck sensor and connects with your mobile device through the LyteShot app. With this set up you can do all sorts of things in-game such as attack your enemy, give first aid to a team member, or use items you find. The hope is that this technology will open up a world of interaction for mobile gamers.
Lyteshot should be launching with 2 games so far:
Assassin, which uses the classic rules of Assassin; a game commonly played on college campuses. Players get times and boundaries to find and eliminate their targets in. The app includes special functions such as respawning, late entry, a cool-down clock, penalties, and private or public options to make the game much more advanced.
Besieged is a roleplaying game where teams of players must find and defend territories using traditional fantasy roles such as warrior, wizard, or ranger. You get experience points as you play that will allow you to level-up and advance your character to get better powers and abilities.
The LyteShot platform looks like a pretty cool system for developers to work with. You can check out more info on their official website.