Jeremiah Slaszka, Creative Director, 5th Cell
Type almost any word into 5th Cell's Scribblenauts for Nintendo DS or iPhone, and the game brings it to life. But Slaszka hopes videogames leap beyond the screen and into our daily world. "I want augmented reality and haptic feedback gloves." He clarifies that both exist, though in a relatively early state. Imagine a future, he writes, where everyone wears AR display glasses that highlight the day's news, provide work updates, or, after deadline, create a virtual arena right in front of you.
"What's the point of fighting virtual goblins in your neighborhood park if you can't feel the weight of the sword you are swinging? Realistically feeling the weight of a weapon, the force of it swinging through the air, and hitting an enemy through tactile feedback? [such prospects are] incredibly exciting to me."