Have you ever wanted to be a Jedi-Master?
Throw Trucks with your Mind! is a video game that is controlled by your brain, giving you jedi-like powers. According to Lat Ware, Crooked Tree Studio founder and game developer,Throw Trucks is about fulfilling childhood fantasies of being a Jedi and winning battles by having a stronger mind.
It may sound like Sci-Fi, but with a successful Kickstarter campaign under its belt, Throw Trucks with your Mind! is definitely science-fact.
Lat Ware joins us to talk Star-Wars, superpowers, and video game design.
Test your own Jedi powers and Xplore:
1. How the concept behind Throw Trucks with your Mind! was born
2. How EEG technology works in the game to give players jedi-master powers
3. Test your own Jedi powers in a live demo of Throw Trucks
6:30 pm -dinner/drinks /mingling
7:05 pm -Opening show: Peter Chung
7:15 pm - Lat Ware
7:45 pm - Demo and Play
8:05 pm - Q + A /Give Away EEG headsets!
Wait, did I mention about cocktail robot: Bartendro 7? Come enjoying delicious cocktail with robot bartender and sampling local chocolate!
Lat Ware is a game developer who learned the trade at DigiPen Institute of Technology. He has worked on three AAA games, but has always dreamed of pushing the limits of what's possible in gaming and found that difficult to do at large, established studios. In October, 2012, he struck out on his own to make a game that fulfilled his childhood dream of telekinesis, which took the form of Throw Trucks With Your Mind! The game launches on March 31st, 2014.
How to find us: TechXploration takes place at PayPal HQ at Town Hall, which is facing North First Street.
Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose, CA.
Parking Info: All unmarked spots at PayPal HQ are up for grabs. When you pull into the campus, look for Town Hall (large building says "Town Hall" above doors, faces North First) and then park where you'd like.
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