Eight Players, Eight Projectors And One NES

picResearchers from the Game Technology Center at Zurich’s ETH University have created an awesome modified NES to allow panoramic output via 8 projectors and collaborative multiplayer gameplay via 8 controllers.

console‘We propose a hardware and software system that transforms 8-bit side-scrolling console video games into immersive multiplayer experiences. We enhance a classic video game console with custom hardware that time-multiplexes eight gamepad inputs to automatically hand off control from one gamepad to the next… With this system, side-scrolling games unfold across the walls of the room to encircle a large party, giving the feeling that the entire party is taking place inside of the game’s world.’ – Wow!


Video source: ETH Game Technology Center on YouTube

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