Oh oh oh. Now THIS is exciting to see.
OK, when I say it is exciting, I guess that is probably only true for a select few. And those few are damn nerds.
Normally I deny nerdiness in favour of staunch acceptance of my Geekiness – Hmm, I even capitalised that – However, when it comes to MTG, I think pretty much everyone agrees that MTG players are nerds. Well, perhaps they don’t. Perhaps they’re too busy with their lattes. Who knows.
It isn’t important. What is important is that this video has some kind of CCG with computer motion sensitive card recognising graphical representation combat going on, with bonus animated combat style ala Battle Chess.
Of course this is all getting back to Star Wars. Which, as Ben will assure you, is pretty much where everything goes back to in the end.
Specifically, in this case, the Holochess that is played on board the Millennium Falcon. (Not to be confused with the 3D chess in Star Trek. (OK, so yeah nerd is probably apt))
To counter, and up your nerd points for the day, I’ll let you know that holo chess is apparently called Dejarik. Digging my hole even deeper, I’ll acknowledge that this now brings the total number of fictional games that I know of in the Star Wars universe to two. So, don’t worry unless your Ben, you’re not as bad as me, and can feel OK.
When we played MTG I remember thinking that “in the furture” it will be fucking awesome if I can have some kind of holographic table top version of this game mixing something akin to MTG with Holochess. That I thought would rule.
And this Aquarian Age Alternative (crazy Japanese) looks like a pretty decent start down that road. So go them. Not sure how that crazy moving worked in with a turn based game, but I’m sure it makes sense to someone.
A little Googling later, and apparently MIT are also bringing us good times (eventually)
And that my friends is SUPER FLY.