The iPad 2 version features 3D-ET tech, to change the camera angle based on the position of your face relative to the screen. Basically, the announcement says you can "look around corners." It also says it's "eye tracking" tech, but we're more inclined to believe it's tracking the movement of your head, because eye tracking requires a really close-up camera and very quick refresh rate. Still neat, though!
Castle Defense for iPad 2 introduces Eyetracking technology
Las Vegas, Nevada – July XX, 2011 – TopWare and in-house developer Reality Pump have truly stepped up to the next level in fun for the iPad 2. This unique version of Two Worlds II: Castle Defenseinstitutes 3D-ET™ technology in gaming for the first time ever. Making huge modifications to the strategy game's engine for the mobile iOS platform, the Eyetracking system allows the player to "look around corners" in a strict sense of words. All without the annoyance of any extra needed equipment like special glasses. The camera inside the iPad 2 recognizes the position of the viewer and changes the perspective of the game regarding the player's point of view.
To allow everyone to experience this impressive new technology, 3D-ET™ is free even on the Lite version of Castle Defense, which can be upgraded with single level purchases. Of course, the offer is also available to owners of the full version.
TopWare Interactive CEO, Dirk P. Hassinger explains, "by introducing the new Eyetracking technology we are ahead of the competition once more and will expand this edge in the future. Right now we are adapting the system for more platforms like PC or Mac and will also present some challenging 3D surprises within the next couple of months."
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TopWare Interactive, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, is an international interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1991, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software on most current gen gaming platforms including PC, XBOX 360®, Playstation® 3, and Wii™. A privately held company, TopWare is the first German based company appointed as a licensed worldwide publisher for both Microsoft and Sony for their respective platforms, and has additional offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Petaluma, California.
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