In its most recent e-mail to subscribers, Freeverse Software’s electronic newsletter, “MontyMail,” noted that the Mac game publisher is collaborating with Airburst developers Strange Flavour to create a new game that works hand-in-hand with iSight, Apple’s FireWire-based Webcam.
Referred to as “PointyStick” when it was still a secret project, the game will be called ToySight. ToySight is a collection of ten micro-games that use motion-detection technology to enable you to interact with what’s going on on-screen by waving your arms and moving your hands. ToySight works not just with Apple’s iSight, but other Webcams as well, according to the developer.
ToySight adopts a similar concept as the Sony EyeToy, a USB-based device and game bundle designed to work with Sony’s popular PlayStation 2 video game console. Freeverse noted that ToySight is being developed as a Mac-first, Mac-only game. Freeverse and Strange Flavour plan to release the game this holiday season.
In related news, Freeverse noted that it’s working on some releases scheduled for this fall, including 3D Crazy Eights, a new kid-friendly card game; Active Lancer, a scrolling shooter; Burning Monkey Casino, a collection of casino games themed around Freeverse’s ever popular simian mascots; and Burning Monkey Mahjong Solitaire, a variation on the popular tile-matching game from the Far East. What’s more, there’s a mysterious “secret project” on the roster, too: ChewToy.