What kind of Games can be played on Gameboard-1?
We are releasing our Software Development Kit in January 2020 with native, Unity and Unreal game maker support. Our mission is to provide a universe where game designers and developers can collectively build any type of game on the Gameboard.
How is Gameboard-1 different than any touchscreen?
Seriously, I can use any real or digital piece?
The tagged objects store about 2K of encrypted data, some of this is read only, but most of the storage can be used for user game data. This opens up a whole new category of play as, for example, a wizard piece could build XP and use those XPs automatically in their next turn, or you could take your pieces to a friends house and keep your XP without anything being stored in the cloud.
Active objects do contain a battery and electronics. These pieces have two way communication with the game board and could have buttons for additional user input or incorporate any number of other sensors. Active pieces enhance what is possible in terms of interacting with users or even the environment in 3D gameplay.
All of these new mechanics allow us to enable gameplay and game styles far beyond what’s possible with a traditional or digital board game. We’ll provide generic bases with each Gameboard-1 to enable existing objects (e.g. Miniatures) for use on Gameboard-1.
Why is TLGOS Linux based?
The end user OS will be Android/AOSP derived as it is familiar to users as well as developers. This will allow us to make use of mature tool chains and make sure we don’t reinvent the wheel.
Given many developers will use high level tools such as Unity and Unreal Engine, the choice of the underlying OS is not as important as it first appears. The ultimate driving factor will be end user experience.
How big is Gameboard-1?
Do I have to subscribe?
If you would like to purchase a game in perpetuity, simple select that option and consolidate your “shelfie” into a virtual “shelfie” in Gameboard-1.
Should you choose to subscribe, you will have unlimited access to our entire game library. This gives you access to the same local gameplay, but also extends to networked play on the interwebs. In addition, subscriptions allow access to expansion packs and updated content from game creators.
Can I use Dice?
Every game that requires dice will have the option to use a digital dice mechanism within Gameboard-1. This ensures no specialized equipment or private screens are needed to play any game.
Shake & Roll
When connecting your private screen device, you can download the TLG app for a more physical “feel” of shaking digital dice and see them digitally “cast” onto the surface of Gameboard-1.
Dice Bowl Reader
We have a dice bowl reader that will allow you to use any dice that you have at home (up to five dice at once).
For the technophile game-lovers, we are working with several partners to bring their bluetooth dice to Gameboard-1. Throw the dice anywhere and Gameboard-1 will be able to read the result.
Can I play card games?
Do you need to be connected to play?
This includes the online experience. We want people to use Gameboard-1 in the same environment they would use a traditional board game. Simply download the game you want prior to going offline and connect private screens using the local WiFi option with Gameboard-1.
What is Network Play?
On Gameboard-1, Network Play allows you to play the same game with another user anywhere in the world. Each remote user can use their own physical pieces and see their opponent/coop player’s digital pieces. Furthermore, when combined with augmented reality hardware, you could see their AR pieces as if they were sitting right there with you.
How much does Gameboard-1 cost?
How water-proof is Gameboard-1?
Gameboard-1 is being designed for IP64 protection. For non-hardware geeks, this is an Ingress Protection (IP) rating that means:
- Solids (6): No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.
- Splashing water (4): Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
We run game nights. We know the perils.