Osmo iPad Game for Kids
Tangible Play’s Osmo combines real physical objects with the virtual world of an iPad. It uses a simple plastic stand, a mirror, and a handful of common objects to create a unique gaming experience.
Osmo lets kids play games on their iPads using pens, paper, and puzzle pieces and is predicted to be on the list of top Christmas toys.
Osmo relies on Reflective Artificial Intelligence technology with a 3-D environment. It consists of a base that props up the iPad and a small mirror that gets placed over the iPad’s camera.
The Osmo game system comes in two parts; a stand for your iPad and a red lozenge to reflect the camera down towards the table. This way it can see different play pieces that are placed in front of it.
Osmo initially offers three different games, Words, Tangram and Newton – each with it’s own app. “Tangram” shows players shapes and has them construct the shapes out of colorful wooden shapes. “Words,” comes with letter tiles and works like Pictionary. “Newton” is another puzzle game which has players change the direction of falling Pachinko balls with designs drawn on paper.
Osmo is a new gaming platform that can bring Leap Motion-style gameplay to anyone with an iPad and is available to pre-order on the Osmo website priced at $99.