Rolomotion App Brings Console Gaming to Apple TV
Apple reportedly has a TV with integrated gaming console in the works, but there are gamers out there who can’t wait that long. Rolomotion is the perfect solution for them, as it enables them to play games on their Apple TV.
Let’s face it, Apple is kinda late in the game, even if it decides to launch an all-in-one TV with gaming and streaming capabilities integrated into it. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have already divided the gaming community between them, not to mention that Android consoles that enable people to play Android and even Apple games on the TV are springing up like mushrooms after rain. Rolomotion by Rolocule Games also represents a viable alternative, especially if you already own an Apple TV.
In the press release that accompanied the launch of the app, Rohit Gupta, Founder & CEO of Rolocule Games, stated: “We are thrilled to announce Rolomotion and we think the customers are going to love the experience of motion gaming using iPhone and Apple TV. Motion Tennis is just a start of many more exciting games we have in the pipeline. We have always been fascinated by the potential of the Apple TV and gaming and I think Rolomotion is our first step in that direction. More than anything, customers may not need to buy dedicated motion gaming console anymore.”
I assume that Gupta mainly refers to Nintendo, whose innovative Wiimote revolutionized motion gaming back in the day. That and the game itself (Tennis? Really? Could Rolocule Games have been more obvious than that?) are indicating that the company mainly targeted Nintendo as its main competitor. Microsoft and Sony’s approaches were different, but the purpose was undoubtedly the same: to make gamers move more than just their thumbs when playing games on their consoles.
Motion Tennis, the only game that people can currently play using Rolomotion, works on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation) in tandem with a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV. Additional requirements include an 802.11b/g/n wireless network or Ethernet network and a high definition TV capable of 720p.
The app isn’t currently available for the public, but people who would like to beta test it are invited to check the Rolomotion website.
People who already own an Apple TV might want to give this a try, but otherwise, the whole thing might not be worth the money.
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