Pacman comes to life virtually

June 28th, 2005

Researchers in Singapore have developed a human version of the classic arcade game Pacman, superimposing the virtual 3D game world on to city streets and buildings.

Merging different technologies such as GPS, Bluetooth, virtual reality, wi-fi, infrared and sensing mechanisms, the augmented reality game allows gamers to play in a digitally-enhanced maze-like version of the real world.

It has been selected as one of the world’s top 100 high-impact and visionary technologies and will showcased at the Wired NextFest 2005 in Chicago, US, which runs from June 24 to 26.