Multitouch Barcelona: Dani Armengol, Roger Pujol, Xavier Vilar & Pol Pla

Space Invaders

Abstract:
Multitouch Space Invaders searches a new way to interact besides the classical multitouch applications that we’re familiarized to. We wanted to change the vision of typical finger-based application to another concept that increases the collaboration with other users. Using balls as input versus fingers, the players can play in a totally collaborative environment. What we liked more about this application was the relationships that were established out of the screen. People started playing anarchically until they realize that they could organize, gather more people and become better not only with practice, but also by interacting with other people. It demonstrates that technology could be used to socialize people in other ways far from the cold social network platforms that we are all familiar with.