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The new Trans-Force 3D entertainment complex for kids – Kids-Force

December 17, 2008

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Hot on the trail of their showcase at IAAPA, Russian entertainment outfit Trans-Force has announced a new interactive entertainment platform for kids that combines entertainment and education into one package that is intended for any sort of facility kids my frequent – from FECs and other gaming zones to zoos and aquariums. Called Kid-Force, this interactive theater will work for one child or a group and it can run a variety of different games in a relatively small space (10 square meters). According to the release:

n either event you are free to choose voyages of discovery in Space, Underwater, Pre-history, Battle-mission, Fairy-tales etc. etc. All the participants get involved and become part of the interactive 3D environment. They are able to control the space ship and the route that voyage should take, fire rockets in attack or defence, take pictures of virtual world inhabitants and communicate with them, decide where to go and solve different quizzes.

It might be motion-based like their Trans-Force platform that was shown at IAAPA, but it certainly could be quite an attraction for places that are looking to install something more interactive as part of the experience. More details on this one after the jump, discuss it on the forum or visit the Kids-Force website.

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IgroService – game manufacturer out of Russia

February 2, 2008

The Stinger Report has pointed us to the website for IgroService, a game manufacturer out of Russia that has a few arcade games among their products which seem to primarily focus on gambling devices. It is in question as to whether their arcade titleshotdrussia.jpg are being done legally – they have a strange cabinet design that features either House of the Dead and The Last Bounty Hunter; they have a dance machine called Dance+ that seems to fit Andamiro’s design although the cabinet is otherwise a bit different than what I’ve seen for Pump It up and it’s unknown as to how the actual game is (they state on the site thotrodder.jpghat it was designed by them so it’s possible that it is an original title but we need more details); One cabinet they feature is called Hot Rodder where it states that it uses a “SONY CD Plus system, the possibility to change programs” so that might be running a PS1 in an arcade cabinet; and finally they have a motorcycle game called Lightning Speed which features some interesting looking motorcycle controllers and LCD displays but they do not state if they made the actual game or not and the image islightningspeed.jpg too small to see if it’s something original or if it’s a bootleg of some other motorcycle game. They also have a couple of redemption games, including one crane title. If we can find out more we’ll post about it – it wasn’t long ago I remember an article going around the net that featured information on some old arcade games made in Soviet Russia that no one knew about until recently so it’s no surprise to see more arcade titles out of Russia today.

[IgroService webpage(scroll down to see the arcade titles)] [Discuss on the Forum]