Pune, India-based Rolocule creates games for a living and earlier today the team teased an interesting solution aimed at bringing Nintendo Wii-style gaming to your big screen TV via Apple TV and some clever iPhone and iPod touch software. Rolomotion is the name of the game (pun intended).
It’s basically a dedicated app that wirelessly beams specially-designed games to your telly through the Apple TV while using your iPhone or iPod touch as a Wii-style controller.
The game running on the device reads data from the iPhone’s gyroscope, magnetometer and accelerometer sensors to make possible motion-based action via Apple’s set-top box. I’ve included a nice demo clip right past the fold…
Rolomotion, as they put it, strives to “make the Apple TV a complete portable living room console using iPhone.”
Here’s a demo of Motion Tennis, the first game that incorporates Rolomotion. Rolocule claims the game has been optimized to minimize AirPlay Mirroring lag.
Motion Tennis will have a multiplayer mode, Rolocule confirmed.
I can see myself using Rolomotion on an iPod touch because it has a loop.
As for the iPhone, I’d be hesitant swinging it around out of fear it might slip from my hands and fly across the room. If I wanted to be really cynical, I’d say this way I could break both my iPhone and my plasma TV.
Rolomotion will live or die by third-party support and the company didn’t indicate at press time whether it planned on releasing a software development kit. The solution supports the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or fifth-gen iPod Touch running iOS 5 or later and, of course, requires the second or third-gen Apple TV.
Rolocule Games also has several sports titles available for the iPhone and iPad.