#video | DIY: interactive designers Nintendo Labo
Not so long ago we told you that the Japanese company Nintendo unexpectedly presented a range of unusual interactive designers Nintendo Labo. Using cardboard, extra parts, Nintendo game console Switch and its two controllers Joy-Con parents with their children can create amazing toys. On the official YouTube channel Nintendo was published a new video that sheds light on how it will look. We offer you to familiarize yourself with them.
Nintendo did not always video games. At the end of the 19th century, it started producing playing cards “game of hanafuda”, then, in the middle of the 20th century, switched to toys for children and only in the late 70s became interested in electronics. If you miss the era of manufacturing slot machines and clones of PONG systems, the first resounding success for the Japanese manufacturer to come with the release of the 8-bit console, the Famicom in 1983. In our country, this attachment is known as a view of the Taiwan clone Dendy. That’s when Nintendo found out about all of the people interested in video games.
Video games are certainly good. But to forget their roots, the Japanese manufacturer is not going to. So was born the concept of Nintendo Labo, in which from very simple materials like cardboard, users will be able together with your children collect awesome interactive toys. In conjunction with the capabilities of the game console Nintendo Switch this will allow to blur the line between the virtual world and the real, thus you do not need an expensive VR headset or other assistive devices. All these pleasures are the holders of the designers Nintendo Labo will be able to collect for themselves.
While was announced two sets. The first is called “Cuts” and includes cardboard materials to build five different devices (Nintendo calls these devices — Toy-Con), a set of additional parts (elastics, laces, bindings, etc.), and a cartridge set of necessary software and interactive Assembly instructions. The first mini-game is a radio-controlled machine that moves on smooth solid surfaces with the help of on-screen interface and inserted in her controller’s Joy-Con. Ultra-precise vibration technology HD Rumble allows the machine to move in the selected direction. You can select the frequency of the vibration and fine tune the management interface, and you can even set it up so that it will move on its own depending on the optical labels with built-in controller infrared camera.
The second device is a fishing rod. The intricate mechanism will allow your kids to play fishing simulator. At the bottom of the ocean, you wait a variety of fish to catch which will be very difficult. In the game you can even add your own fish by drawing them and moving in the virtual space with the camera. Another unusual Toy-Con is “Home”. It is a small cardboard house and a set of switches, which can somehow affect the virtual space, which is home to an extraordinary creature. The easiest way to see yourself, because how to explain the nuances of this play on words is not very easy.
The fourth Toy-Con is a motorcycle. Using cardboard motorcycle steering players will be able to make some sort of Mario Kart as well, if they wish, can even create your own racing tracks, which you can then ride solo or against computer-controlled opponents. Completes the set of “Cuts” cardboard piano. This is where children can Express their creative sides. The sound of music customized to your preferences, and the additional controls will enable you to process and record sounds, as if you are in a real recording Studio. But that’s not all! The game allows you to cut paper patterns in the form of sound waves and add them into the game, and use a kind of “punch cards” to store certain rhythms. We offer you to see it with my own eyes.
The second set of Nintendo Labo is called “Robot”. As you know, he will offer the player to take control of a giant combat robot, just like in the recent film “Pacific rim”. The controls are a handle regarding laces with the cardboard with shoulder backpack. The player can lean left and right, thereby turning the robot in the desired direction, may wear a special visor to change, we can bend over to the robot transformed into a fighting machine. In other words, the boys from this game will definitely delight. Although something tells me that some adults also do not refuse at least for a while to get back to a happy childhood.
Both sets will go on sale in April this year. In the United States and Japan, Nintendo Labo has already soared to first place in the ranking of the online store Amazon. This means only one thing: the Japanese manufacturer was once again able to do something that surprised everyone. We will tell you about his impressions from the interactive designers Nintendo Labo as soon be able to test them on themselves (and on their children, of course). Stay with us!
#video | DIY: interactive designers Nintendo Labo