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Augmented Climbing puts video games on an indoor rockclimbing wall

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Augmented Climbing's Sparks - stay away from the laser beams!
Augmented Climbing's Sparks - stay away from the laser beams!
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Augmented Climbing's Climball: pong where you are the paddles
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Augmented Climbing's Climball: pong where you are the paddles
The Augmented Climbing setup requires a camera, computer and projector
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The Augmented Climbing setup requires a camera, computer and projector
Augmented Climbing's Sparks - stay away from the laser beams!
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Augmented Climbing's Sparks - stay away from the laser beams!
Augmented Climbing's Whack-A-Bat: climb around the board and splat the bats
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Augmented Climbing's Whack-A-Bat: climb around the board and splat the bats

Indoor rock climbing is excellent fun all by itself – but that doesn't mean it can't be more fun if you make a video game out of it. Augmented Climbing projects interactive images onto the climbing wall so you can play a bunch of different games as you work out.

Augmented Climbing, from Finnish company Valo Motion, has now rolled out in climbing gyms in over 30 countries. It's a game platform that uses projectors to place moving images across a custom-built climbing wall, and uses cameras to track a climber's motions to turn the entire climbing wall into a giant touch-screen

The result? A stack of fun games that add an extra dimension to your exercise. Here's a few that are currently up and running.

Augmented Climbing's Whack-A-Bat: climb around the board and splat the bats
Augmented Climbing's Whack-A-Bat: climb around the board and splat the bats

Whack-a-bat has little critters flying around the climbing board and gets you to splat them with your limbs.

Sparks puts the climber inside a slowly moving geometric shape comprised of "electricity" that'll zap you if it touches you. The goal is to avoid the lines, making your way slowly up to a goal you can hit.

Augmented Climbing's Climball: pong where you are the paddles
Augmented Climbing's Climball: pong where you are the paddles

Climball is pong, where you're the paddles. Two climbers engage in either collaborative play (keep the ball alive as long as possible) or competitive (get the ball past your opponent to score points).

There's another, entitled "Save the World from Blazing Fireballs," in which you attempt to… Save the world. From fireballs. That are blazing.

It all looks like a great laugh, particularly for the kids. Check out the video below:

Games 2017: ValoClimb® – Interactive game platform for climbing walls | Valo Motion

Source: Augmented Climbing

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