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Project Root aims to transform gaming with Tobii Eye technology

by on January 6, 2015
 
Project Root utilizes eye-tracking to make itself even more intense.

Project Root utilizes eye-tracking to make itself even more intense.

Recently the Argentinian indie game studio OPQAM and a global leader in eye tracking solutions, Tobii Tech, demonstrated a new level of intensified gaming. This gaming utilized eye tracking software courtesy of Tobii, and will be shown off at the Tobii booth at Tech West Sands Booth Convention Center #71837 from January 6 through 9.

We’re speaking of a new demo for an upcoming free-roaming, overhead shooter known as Project Root. In this title, you will take on the role of rebel ace Lance Rockport. Lance pilots an advanced F-72 Zonda hover fighter as he takes on a ruthless enemy known as the Prometheus Corporation.

Project Root already sounds like an intense ride, but once you add in the Tobii eye tracking, it becomes even more so, not to mention faster. This technology hardware will be complemented by a unique engine that takes care of the user interface, thus providing a new way of interacting in games while still utilizing existing controls.

Players, for example, will be able to utilize an eye gaze as an additional input, thus allowing them to wake the computer with a glance or cause the mouse to warp wherever they happen to be looking.  Tobii Tech plans to demonstrate several cutting-edge eye-tracking products at the upcoming CES 2015.

Does the idea of mixing in your very eyesight as an additional input sound like a good or bad idea to you?

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