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Tabletop Gaming: Microsoft Surface Blog talks to SurfaceScapes

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tabletopgaming2Remember SurfaceScapes, the group from Carnegie Mellon turning Microsoft Surface into the ultimate tabletop gaming system? I sent them some blog love in October? Ring a bell? If not, the gist is these guys are creating an interactive Dungeons & Dragons gaming experience on Microsoft Surface, combining the tactile experience of rolling dice and moving miniatures with the dynamic graphics of a computer game.

Well, the Microsoft Surface blog has a new interview with them (we’ve been told it’s part one of two), talking about who’s on the project, how it came about, and where it’s headed. Even better, as part of their project, the SurfaceScapes team put together a promotional video that’s well worth watching. Really hope to see this in action some day soon. Video after the jump, and if you still want more, there’s also the demo video on their project site.

SurfaceScapes Promo Video from Surfacescapes on Vimeo.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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