Lat Ware: Star-Wars, Superpowers, and video games you control with your mind

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

http://youtu.be/5q3htmeYVpU

Agenda

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!

About Lat:
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.

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Please encourage your guests to register and RSVP themselves for a more fluid check-in.

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Photographers: We need one or more people to take photographs and then post them online. Volunteer(s) should have a semi-pro level Nikon, Canon or similar. Please contact organizer Chang Liu : [masked]

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  • Chang (Chloe) L.

    Thank you so much for all your support! It means a ton to TechXploration team! It's been a fantastic journey with you!

    Please like us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TechXploration

    2 · June 1

  • Scott R.

    We were spoiled tonight with two excellent presentations.

    2 · May 30

  • Theresa P.

    Tonight was amazing.. good food, lovely chocolate (YUM), craft yummy beer, and drinks started out the night. Then we were treated to a gifted songwriter / singer. The main event was a very talented and gifted inventor "Lat Ware" who is passionate about helping change the future for kids and adults facing challenges like ADD, ADHD, Autism, and other, more physical issues. After the demonstration and talk, PP held a raffle with great prizes. Altogether the evening was full of magical moments of fun and education.
    My grandson (who has asperger's - a unique form of Autism) won one of the EEG headgear sets and I won another of them. We're excited to see if using the "Star Wars" program that was demonstrated tonight can help him gain more focus for his life . My grandson's very interested because it's "game" technology. Thank you Paypal for providing this session and for all you do to enrich our community. This was our 1st session but will certainly not be our last !

    6 · May 30

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Theresa, it's heart-warming to hear your feedback. All we wanted is to inspire people and spread innovation, creativity and love! Thanks again for your support! We'd love to have you again! Bring your family& friends! All are welcome!!!

      June 1

  • Faith S.

    So sorry I missed it. I had an emergency. I will be looking forward to the next event. Have a wonderful Summer everyone.

    1 · May 31

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      You too Faith! I'd love to meet you at the next TechXploration!

      June 1

  • Justin 'Red' L.

    A great presentation with an inspiring message, and just enough "future" to keep me on the edge of my seat, waiting for tomorrow.

    1 · May 31

  • Scott R.

    I just viewed the photos from the event and have to say, those are the most artistic shots I've ever seen taken at a public talk. Well done, and thanks for capturing the evening.

    1 · May 31

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Justin did an awesome job take photos! Huge thanks to our volunteers! Thank you for your support too Scott!

      June 1

  • Sagira S.

    So sorry .. By the time I reached home to pick up my son it was already almost 7 .. D it .. I and my son sooo much wanted to attend it ..

    1 · May 31

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      No Problem Sagira! Sorry you couldn't make it. Hopefully, I will see you at June's event!!

      June 1

  • Mark R.

    An inspiring lecture, showing how determination and cleverness can overcome ADD and other obstacles. Plus, the event was made extra-special with the addition of the opening act (Peter Chung), the robot bartender and the delicious Marich chocolates!

    June 1

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Mark. We are so happy that you enjoyed the event! Thank you so much for your support! Looking forward to having you again!

      June 1

  • Shahid K.

    Lat Ware Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/throwtrucks

    1 · June 1

  • Shahid K.

    Love you to support Lat Ware & his passion to help people with ADD, Autism.....

    http://crooked-tree-studios.myshopify.com/products/throw-trucks-with-your-mind

    Pls support by buying his game & headsets for your friends, family and give a gift to those who you love.

    1 · May 31

  • Bryan P.

    Will it be okay for us to bring my 8 year old brother? He's very interested in the "throw trucks with your mind" thing. My grandmother, aunt and cousins are also going.

    2 · May 30

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Bryan, no problem! Please register individually and all are welcome!!

      May 30

  • N V.

    Great! So we can bring guests?

    1 · May 30

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Vasudeva! Yes, as long as you put down how many friends you will bring when you RSVP! See you later!^_^

      May 30

  • Sagira S.

    Have a question for the organiser.. I have a son who is 15 now .. this meetup is for him .. Can I bring him ?? I'll try and get my camera ... and can volunteer for pics.

    1 · May 5

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Sagira, thank you for volunteering! Please come talk to me when you arrive. Absolutely, we are happy to have your son. Like John mentioned, there will be alcohol at the event tho. Anyway, can't wait to meet you!

      May 8

    • Sagira S.

      Oh don't worry about that part.. We gave almost Friday nights family community events, dance, mingle and of ourse alcohol has to be there right :) so they are used to these kind of events and none of the kids touch them .. Thanks

      May 30

  • Sophia F.

    Excited for this!

    1 · May 29

  • vasu j.

    Looks like this would be my first event as PayPal employe.. excited :)

    1 · May 14

  • William D.

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    1 · April 26

  • Sid

    Will I be at this event...... Hell yeah !

    1 · April 22

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