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Timeforcake: Hands-on gaming with Sifteo Cubes

Sifteo Cubes are video gaming devices that combine the tactile pleasure of playing and building with real blocks (think Legos) with the fun and versatility of a video game console.

The small cubes actually sense touch and movements – like when they’re being spun or shaken. They’re also able to sense when they are touching another Sifteo Cube.

So, a character in a video game can walk from one cube into another cube that it’s touching, but would be trapped if you took the Sifteo Cube away. You can even tilt a cube to pour a liquid into another one below it.

This video game console is appropriate for kids and adults. A set of three Sifteo Cubes comes from the factory with four games already installed, and you can purchase additional cubes and games online.

Sounds complex, but it’s a fascinating concept. Check it out here: https://www.sifteo.com/product

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erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media-the Web Design company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at erin@timeforcake.com.

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