Bubblegym

Bubblegym 1.0

A tilt-sensitive game for your laptop

Pong is an all-time classic, one of these games that will stick around for generations. Bubblegym takes a different twist on the game by utilizing Mac's Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) technology. Although this gives a highly original turn to the game, it also makes it much more difficult...and not to say perilous for your Mac laptop. View full description

PROS

  • Highly original
  • Music
  • Use of Sudden Motion Sensor

CONS

  • Raw graphics

Good
7

Pong is an all-time classic, one of these games that will stick around for generations. Bubblegym takes a different twist on the game by utilizing Mac's Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) technology. Although this gives a highly original turn to the game, it also makes it much more difficult...and not to say perilous for your Mac laptop.

The graphics are still a bit raw and feel more like a game running on Mac OS 9 more than anything but the classical music playing in the background sounds nice. Naturally the game is only limited to those who have a Mac laptop.

Great use of Mac's SMS technology, but there's only so long you can play the game, as moving your laptop around gets tiring after a while.

Bubblegym is to my knowledge the first tilt-sensitive game for notebook computers. When Apple revised their Powerbook line earlier this year, they added Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS), a detector that is used to protect the hard drive if the machine gets dropped. Chances are, they probably weren't expecting it to be used as a video game controller...

Bubblegym utilizes the SMS (Sudden Motion Sensoring) system built in to the latest Powerbooks. The SMS system is there to lift the reader from the hard drive's track if the computer was dropped or suddenly shifted. The actual sensor is a chip built into the logic board. Thanks to Amit Singh (see below) the values can be read and used for things like this. How the sensor chip works? I dunno... A little person inside or something?

Bubblegym

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Bubblegym 1.0