The Future of Context-Aware Gaming
All the World's a Game: The Future of Context-Aware Gaming
Imagine that every movement of the body is a potential means of control, where a wave of the hand casts a spell or fights off an enemy. Imagine, as this graffiti suggests, if the streets actually were alive with hidden layers of stuff, waiting for someone to come along and use it in entirely new ways. These what-if scenarios begin to describe the world of what we call context-aware gaming. A context-aware game uses physical and digital information about the current status of the player to shape how the game is played. The integration of physical and digital context moves the experience beyond what we’ve come to expect of games played in either the digital or physical worlds alone.