Rolomotion

Upcoming Dance Party game promises multiplayer fun on Apple TV

I’ve long thought that the Apple TV could make for a full-blown video game console. Between the set-top box, AirPlay, and Apple’s line of iOS devices with built-in motion sensors, you basically have a Nintendo Wii—you just need developers to take advantage of it.

And nobody understands this better than the folks at Rolocule Games. The India-based app-maker released a game called ‘Motion Tennis’ last summer, and this year they’re back with another innovative, motion-based game for iOS and Apple TV called Dance Party…

New ‘Motion Tennis’ game teams up with your Apple TV for Wii-like action

I’ve long thought that between the motion sensors built into the iPhone and iPod touch, and the AirPlay-compatible Apple TV, Tim Cook and company had a Wii-like gaming console on their hands. They just obviously, for whatever reason, haven’t realized the potential yet.

But the folks over at Rolocule seem to get it. The India-based app-maker just released a new game called Motion Tennis that utilizes the gyroscope and other sensors stashed inside the iPhone, as well as the Apple TV’s AirPlay feature, to offer Wii-like motion gameplay…

Rolomotion turns your iDevice into Wii-like console

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…