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4 Player Microsoft Surface Air Hockey @ School of Informatics, City University London, HD video

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Published on Apr 28, 2010

Led by Dr Dean Mohamedally and Chris Child, David Impey's four-player multitouch Microsoft Surface Air Hockey game was developed from scratch with no prior experience to the surface technology in less than 8 weeks. This project includes a fully developed and reusable games architecture that supports multitouch gestures (e.g. pinching to resize).

For gameplay considerations, the user controllers can be resized - larger makes them slower but better defenders, smaller makes them better attackers. There is also the option to fight for two red pucks on the game pitch.

Degree link -http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/c...

The MSc in Computer Games Technology at City University London is led by Chris Child (author of the acclaimed multi-platform "International Cricket Captain" series) and offers a wide ranging exposure to industry standards in games development. These include OpenGL graphics, games engine development, surround sound and music technology, programming in C++ and Physics and AI.

The Games Architecture module that this project was developed for is a course on this degree. It aims to give postgraduate students breakthrough opportunities to develop their own individual projects with mentoring for a number of great gaming platforms. These include the iPhone, Flash, XNA for Xbox 360, Windows Phone and the Microsoft Surface.

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