apelab has created IDNA- Spatial Storytelling for the iPad which allows the reader/viewer to direct the action of the story through where the iPad is pointed. “Spatial Storytelling”, allows the view point of the story to change as the iPad is panned around the environment. Each scene is rendered in 360 degree views so the viewer can explore the entire space through out the story. The idea of spatial storytelling is to get the viewer to follow the story according to its sensitivity and its affects on a particular character or a particular event. What a cool, and unique concept.
A few months ago Microsoft demoed “Illumiroom” and while it looked promising, the preview didn’t go into a whole lot of detail. The five minute YouTube video below from Microsoft goes into greater detail, and really shows where Microsoft is pushing the next level of gaming. This is some pretty slick technology, and has a ton of potential well beyond the gaming world. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes this to make it to your living room, and what the price point will be.