A computer game that turns pet hamsters into virtual man-eaters could be the first in a new breed of games aimed at both people and their pets. "Mice Arena" is an augmented-reality computer game in which human players are pitted against a real, live hamster.
The hamster is housed in a tank fitted with infra-red sensors that track its motion as it chases after a tasty piece of bait. Its movements are mimicked by monster hamster on a computer screen, which chases a virtual character representing a human opponent.
"This game will allow remote pet interaction," Cheok says. "The game can be played over the internet so an owner overseas on a business trip will still have a way of interacting with their pets through this system."
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