By Samit Sarkar on Feb 13, 2013 02.13.13
The idea for Fruit Ninja, one of Halfbrick Studios' most successful games, came from a commercial about knives, said CEO Shainiel Deo in an interview with the State Library of Queensland. "The sources of inspiration for our games can literally come from anywhere," said Deo, before explaining that in a TV ad for knives, a Halfbrick developer saw someone throw up some fruit and slice it. Deo also discussed the state of the modern gaming industry from the perspective of an independent studio making small games. "The most exciting thing in the games space now is how easy it is for people to get access to really good technology to create the games that they want," he said. "And ... once they've created something, they can distribute it to a huge audience so easily." The CEO of the...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 16, 2013 01.16.13
Russian company Displair showed off their eponymous device, which has the ability to project a touchscreen onto water vapor, at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The Displair works by attaching a mobile device to a projector, which then emits an image onto a vertical wall of water vapor. Using a built in camera, it can then track player moves, transofrming the mist into one big touchscreen. A single unit currently runs at about $10,000, although more consumer-friendly models are expected sometime in the next five years. You can watch The Huffington Post's Jason Gilbert play Fruit Ninja above.